A Fixed Retainer Needs Regular Care and Cleaning

A retention period will be required after your braces have been removed. This often involves the use of a removable retainer, like a Hawley retainer, to help hold your teeth in place while any lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments abates. If either set of your front teeth needed significant realignment, your orthodontist, Dr. Chris… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Are Less Noticeable

Some people find that the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces leave them feeling self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, your orthodontist, Dr. Chris Trockel, can address these concerns by applying ceramic braces in your mouth. These are just like traditional wire-and-bracket braces except the visible hardware has been glazed with a special ceramic material…. Read more »

Helpful Hints to Care for Your Braces

If you are looking to improve your smile while wearing braces, or are in the process of getting braces, always remember that your daily maintenance of your teeth and gums is paramount for your treatment’s success. Braces can be easily damaged if you are hard on your mouth or fail to take the necessary steps… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?

Have you ever wanted a clear smile while wearing orthodontic treatment? Even if you have had an aligner system in the past or you are looking to straighten your teeth for the first time, the Invisalign® orthodontic aligner treatment system may be the right service for you. What are the benefits of Invisalign? Listed below… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at True Smile Orthodontics, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on… Read more »

Keeping Teeth Healthy at Easter

So Easter is just a couple days away. One of the best parts of easter are the amazing treats that come with this beautiful spring holiday. Whether it be jelly beans, pastel colored M&M’s, chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, dyed hard boiled eggs, or even Peeps (does anyone really like Peeps?), we certainly get our fill… Read more »

Dental Dangers of Nail Biting

Biting nails is a very common habit. When we get nervous, or anxious, or even frustrated we head right for those fingernails and start choming! Of course doctors will tell you about the endless amounts of bacteria under those fingernails, which should be a concern for you. But as Orthodontists, while we do want you… Read more »


When it comes to celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month, we hope the overall objective is that children learn about dental healthSugarWars as well as improve their dental hygiene skills. But we want them to enjoy the learning process as well. The ADA (American Dental Association), has developed a slogan for this year’s National Children’s… Read more »

Celebrate “National Children’s Dental Health Month” with this new exciting App!

Because February is “National Children’s Dental Health Month”, we here at True Smile Orthodontics want to give children every opportunity to find new and creative ways to care for their teeth as well as their orthodontic work. We have discovered a new and exciting app that can be used on your iPhone or iPad. This… Read more »

Reasons to Get Incognito Braces

Many people out there have hesitated to have orthodontic treatment doneTrueSmile-Services-Incognito-Image,because they are afraid that they will be made fun of. Perhaps “Metal Mouth”, rings a bell, or “Train Tracks”. Some are worried at being poked fun at, some feel like they are too old to have braces and feel like people might give them… Read more »