Why Your Teeth Move After Braces

The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this very moment while your digestive system breaks down your last meal, your hair grows just a tiny bit longer and new skin cells are being generated. If you … Continued

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Braces Tightening

After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mouth to feel somewhat sore. While you may find it a little reassuring to know that the tenderness you feel is normal, this knowledge doesn’t make the pain go away. To … Continued

July 14, 2016 >
Choosing Ortho

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really does matter who straightens your teeth. Your smile and your oral health are in the balance. And even during the relatively brief treatment period, you want the experience to be as pleasant … Continued

July 11, 2016 >

Eating with New or Tightened Braces

For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep away from hard, crunchy foods or any foods that cause you to exert pressure on your jaw (like corn on the cob). You should also avoid sticky foods that … Continued

July 7, 2016 >
Braces Any Age

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’ve had patients in their 20’s to their 60’s and even into their 70’s. For adult patients who are considering orthodontic work, they’ll find that many factors are now in their favor: aesthetics … Continued

July 2, 2016 >

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don’t Mix

The third molars at the very back of our jaws still remain a part of our dental makeup. These molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to push through, or “erupt,” from underneath the gum line. The Problems With Wisdom Teeth While not everyone has these teeth, those that do potentially … Continued

June 30, 2016 >