How Can an Orthodontist Fix Your Mouth and Jaws for Optimal Alignment?

Do you know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both work hard to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but we orthodontists have additional training so we can treat tooth and jaw misalignment. We also participate in a two- to three-year residency, finishing with over 4,800 hours of orthodontic training under our belt!… Read more »

Long-term changes of the upper lip position relative to the incisal edge

Abstract: One aspect of post adolescent growth is the continued downward growth of the upper lip and the reduced incisor display upon smiling. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term change in upper lip position relative to the incisor edge. Fifty four post retention subjects who had lateral cephalometric radiographs (ceph) taken… Read more »

Do incisors proclined in orthodontic treatment stay stable after the treatment?

In this post we will delve into the research on the stability of orthodontic treatment when treating crowded cases without extractions. Article reference in AJODO format: 1              Artun J, Krogstad O, Little RM. Stability of mandibular incisors following excessive proclination: a study in adults with surgically treated mandibular prognathism. The Angle orthodontist. 1990;60(2):99-106.   Research… Read more »

Flossing Your Teeth Daily While Wearing Braces Is Essential for Healthy Teeth and Gums

One of the biggest challenges to keeping your smile looking and feeling its best is to take the time every day to brush and floss your teeth (which also benefits your gum health). When you receive orthodontic care, you will want to step up your oral hygiene game to ensure your teeth and gums stay… Read more »

Asprin and its effects on orthodontic treatment

Did you get your braces on and need some Asprin for the discomfort? Will that effect your treatment and slow it down? These questions are addressed in this systematic review of the literature! Topic: Does Aspirin Inhibit orthodontic tooth movement? Article reference in AJODO format: Arias OR, Marquez-Orozco MC. Aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen: their effects… Read more »

Summer Is Almost Here, and Now Is the Time To Get Your Braces and Straighten Your Teeth!

With summer right around the corner, it is a great time to think about getting your teeth straightened and getting a jumpstart on an orthodontic treatment plan! Whether you consider wearing aligners or braces, there are benefits to getting orthodontic care during these warmer, less hectic months. The summer season is a great time for… Read more »

Dr. Trockel’s masters thesis studying the effect brackets have on the lip

Assessing orthodontic-bracket impacts on lip profile at bonding and debonding stages   Martin Trockel, D.D.S.   A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the College of Dental Medicine of Nova Southeastern University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DENTISTRY   December 2015   © Copyright by Martin… Read more »

How To Protect Your Teeth and Gums During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are wearing braces or another type of orthodontic aligners, taking good care of your teeth and gums is more important than ever. Good daily oral hygiene care is needed to protect your teeth and gums from oral infections while straightening your teeth. You don’t want to end up with dental problems like cavities,… Read more »

Learn How Orthodontic Treatment Can Help Correct an Open Bite

There are various reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, including straightening your teeth and aligning your misaligned bite. Another reason is correcting an open bite. It is a common dental issue and can be effectively addressed with orthodontics. You want your upper and lower teeth to come together with a slight overlapping of the upper teeth… Read more »

Wearing a Retainer After Straightening Your Teeth Is Essential for Continued Alignment

Congratulations on getting orthodontic treatment for the health and appearance of your smile! Whether you wore braces or clear aligners, you will still need to wear a retainer to maintain that beautiful symmetry with your newly aligned teeth and bite. While wearing braces or clear aligners is phase one of your orthodontic treatment, retainers are… Read more »