Teeth and Braces Need Good Oral Hygiene Habits

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The metal brackets, wires and other hardware components of your new braces represent a functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. This involves regularly scheduled adjustments with either Dr. Chris Trockel or Dr. Martin Trockel to tighten the braces components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place. Consistent… Read more »

Keep a Healthy Brace Care Regimen to Preserve Your Smile

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Preserving your braces and oral hygiene throughout the realignment process is very important. Damaged braces or multiple cavities could alter the tension on your braces dramatically and increase the amount of time it takes to properly correct the alignment of your teeth. Dr. Chris Trockel and our professional team want to ensure you don’t experience… Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health with Braces

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While your braces are not vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay, you should still clean them daily. Food matter and plaque buildup that are trapped in and around braces hardware easily promote tooth decay. This can lead to complications that will significantly increase the amount of time needed to fully realign your teeth. To aid in… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Are Less Noticeable

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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 »