Show Your Smile Some Love This Valentine’s Day by Looking Into Orthodontic Treatment

Valentine’s Day is here, and what better time to show your smile some love while you get into the holiday mood? This month is a great time to finally commit to the orthodontic treatment your smile deserves for the smile you have always wanted. Today’s orthodontic options are faster, more discreet, and more affordable than… Read more »

Straightening Your Teeth With Braces in the New Year Can Boost Your Quality of Life

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Do You Know Which Tooth-Friendly Holiday Treats To Enjoy (and Which To Avoid)?

Celebrating the holidays often means embracing some of our favorite traditions of the year. While you are gathering with loved ones and sharing memories and gifts, it’s still important to protect your teeth, especially when you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment.   When wearing braces, there is a list of foods and treats to… Read more »

This Thanksgiving, Give Yourself the Gift of an Aligned Smile for Ultimate Oral Health

November isn’t just Thanksgiving: It’s also National Diabetes Month. This disease affects around 37 million Americans, including adults and young people. Oral health is closely linked to health issues, including diabetes, and vice versa. Along with your primary care doctor and other specialists, your health care team should also include your dentist!     People with diabetes… Read more »

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month This October With Us in Spook-tacular Style!

Every year, we celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October, and this year is no different! We love the work we do helping our patients get straighter smiles and aligned bites. With proper orthodontic care, your smile can look its best, your mouth can function properly and your daily oral hygiene routine can be more effective!… Read more »

How Effective Is a Water Flosser for Your Teeth and Gums When You’re Wearing Braces?

If you are wearing braces to correct your tooth and bite alignment, now more than ever, you need to take optimal care of your teeth and gums. Braces can get in the way of normal oral cleaning tools when brushing and flossing, making it harder to remove stray food particles and bacterial debris from your… Read more »

Getting Your Child’s Smile Ready for the New School Year Wearing Braces

Back-To-School ads are off and running as summer winds down and a busy school year is on the horizon. If your child is also beginning the school year wearing braces, that will likely involve a huge adjustment for your child or teen. There will be dietary adjustments to make, extra care taken when practicing their… Read more »

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 »