Early Orthodontic Treatment Benefits Your Child’s Growing Smile

When your child comes in for early orthodontic treatment, it’s usually not just because their teeth are not aligned. Because of this misalignment, this can lead to poor facial development or other health problems. If your child’s developing jaws and face don’t grow correctly, there may be health issues that affect their sleep quality and… Read more »

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 for orthodontics to straighten your… 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 correct alignment by taking a… Read more »

Which Is Better, Conventional or Self-Ligating Braces?

Not everyone gets excited about wearing braces, although kids seem to love the colorful rubber bands and brackets that come with some braces. But for adults looking to straighten their teeth, putting on the brakes with more discreet options makes the idea of wearing braces much more palatable (pun intended). When it comes to straightening… 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 why you are wearing braces…. 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 to be addressed? Your original… 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 ever adults are successfully straightening… Read more »

Optimize the Cleaning of Your Orthodontic Appliance with Special Tools

Your braces have the function of realigning your teeth in a better position to help you have a healthier and more attractive smile. Braces require proper care and cleaning throughout treatment, and using the right tools for the job can go a long way. Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel understand that the components… Read more »

Have You Developed These Dental Malocclusions?

Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel are here to help you care for your smile by addressing any tooth alignment issues that are impacting your oral health. If your teeth or jaws are out of alignment, you could experience other issues that decrease your oral health and cause you to have a smile you… Read more »

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are a top-of-the-line orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. They are a handy appliance that is just like traditional metal braces. However, instead of the brackets being cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth, they are cemented to the back surfaces of the teeth, making them… Read more »