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Five Fun Facts About Braces

The need for braces often results from crooked or misaligned teeth, among other complications. While they are essential, rarely are they referred to as “fun”.  But in fact, there are a number of interesting and fun facts about braces that will make you feel better about wearing them as you work to perfect your smile.…

Different Parts of the Teeth

In our last blog, we spent some time highlighting the functions of the different types of teeth. We believe that education is as important as anything else in providing quality orthodontic care. So, we wanted to dive a little deeper this time and discuss the anatomy of the teeth and what purpose the different parts…

Different Types of Teeth

Have you ever wondered why we have so many different types of teeth? While we know our teeth are important for chewing, we rarely consider the other ways they help us on a daily basis. For example, our different kinds of teeth help support our lips, maintain the height of our mouths, and help guide…

Avoiding Periodontal Disease With Braces

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is a big enough commitment as it is. But when you add braces to the mix, many find it challenging to keep their dental hygiene in check. While braces can certainly make it more difficult to keep your mouth healthy and clean, it’s definitely possible! That’s why we decided to spend…

Debunking the Top 5 Invisalign Myths

For years Invisalign has been an effective alternative to traditional braces. Many patients report great results from Invisalign treatment, sharing how easy the process was and how satisfying the results were. Having said that, plenty of misconceptions still surround the clear aligners. Despite the success stories, these Invisalign myths may turn potential patients off the…

Why You Should Consider Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontics is sometimes necessary for children with certain dental problems. It might seem odd for an orthodontist to recommend an early phase of treatment while some baby teeth are still present.  However, the benefits of early treatment are becoming clearer with time.  This treatment can often be tremendously beneficial in helping to avoid a…

Preventing White Spots After Braces

Every patient greatly anticipates the day they get their braces removed, however, having your braces removed only to discover white spots can quickly bring that excitement to an end. Though white spots after braces are a common occurrence, they can heavily impact the appearance of your newly-straightened teeth, not to mention how easily avoidable these…

Straightening Teeth: What Prolongs Treatment?

When it comes to straightening teeth, a variety of factors come into play that could ultimately prolong your treatment. Fortunately, most of these factors are completely under your control, whereas others simply can’t be avoided. For the most part, if you properly maintain your braces and follow the direction of your orthodontist, you can expect…

Why More Adults are Pursuing Adult Orthodontics

Within the last four years, adults have sought orthodontic treatment more than ever before. A study done by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) revealed that there was a 14 percent increase in adult orthodontic patients nationwide between 2010 and 2012. And those numbers have only increased since that study. It’s important for adults with…

Laying Orthodontic Myths to Rest

If you’ve ever had braces, you probably know that many misconceptions surrounding these appliances exist and aren’t necessarily true.  If you haven’t had braces, you can rest assured that many of the negative comments you’ve heard about braces are just hearsay and not what the majority of patients experience.  These myths need to be laid…