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Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Orthodontic Tools to Make Cleaning Your Braces Easier

Your braces serve any important purpose in realigning your teeth so that you have healthier tooth alignment and a more attractive smile. It’s important to support your braces with proper care and cleaning, and we can recommend orthodontic tools that make the process simple. Dr. Constance Brown and our team... Read more »

Gapped Teeth Might Be Minimized by Braces

A child’s mouth can expand rapidly to accommodate the 32 permanent teeth that replace their 20 primary teeth. In some of these instances the change in available space in their oral structure can sometimes cause two teeth to emerge with significant space between them. Left unaddressed the diastema could cause... Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Your Retainer

Do you want to maintain a strong, healthy and beautiful smile? If so, you need to clean and care for your orthodontic retainer. Our orthodontist, Dr. Constance Brown, recommends doing so because your retainer can keep your teeth in their proper positions. So, if you want to keep your retainer... Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are Your Oral Hygiene Rules

Braces are handy appliances that can shift and move your teeth to give you the smile of your dreams. However, even though braces are a top-of-the-line appliance, it can’t take care of itself. In fact, if you don’t properly care for your teeth, gums and braces during your orthodontic journey,... Read more »