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Should You Get Braces or Invisalign?

Posted on June 22, 2022

If you’re contemplating orthodontic treatment for your child or yourself, you may have the option to choose between traditional wire braces or Invisalign. Both methods are highly effective in straightening teeth, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Before deciding, you should learn about the pros and cons of each. Appearance There’s no question that… Read more »


Caring for Your Invisalign Retainers

Posted on June 8, 2022

Once your Invisalign treatment is finished, you’ll have a beautiful, gleaming smile to show the world. To keep it that way, you’ll need to wear a retainer for a while. Your removable Invisalign retainer will be comfortable and convenient, but you will need to care for it properly. Don’t Lose It During Invisalign treatment, you… Read more »


Express Yourself with Customized Colors for Braces

Posted on May 25, 2022

When you or your teen need to wear braces, you don’t need to be shy about your smile. Instead, you can add splashes of color to the flash of metal in your mouth. Every time you get your braces adjusted, you can change the color of your bands (called ligature ties). Stick with one color… Read more »


How Quickly Can I Straighten My Teeth?

Posted on May 11, 2022

If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth, you might be wondering how long orthodontic treatment will take. The length of treatment depends on a number of factors, including your individual situation, your age, and the type of treatment you choose. Let’s review some common choices. Braces Braces are the traditional treatment for orthodontics. They’re a… Read more »


These Are Not Your Parents’ Braces

Posted on April 27, 2022

If the idea of getting braces for your child or yourself brings up scary images of ugly wires and cumbersome devices, you may be surprised. Orthodontic treatment has improved greatly over the past several decades. You now have more options than your parents could have dreamed about.  Lighter Materials Traditional wire braces are now made… Read more »


Who Can Use Invisalign?

Posted on April 13, 2022

Invisalign is a great option for people who want to achieve a beautiful smile. These clear, plastic devices fit over your teeth snugly and gently move crooked teeth to adjust your bite over time. While they work for most people, your orthodontist can tell you whether they’re right for you.  Children You may notice your… Read more »


Early Treatments Your Child May Need

Posted on March 29, 2022

Your child’s early development is arguably the most important time of their lives for you to emphasize their health and growth. This includes their dental development! Even the youngest of children may have severe or detrimental issues with the growth and health of their teeth, and treating those issues as soon as possible can make… Read more »


Preparing Your Child for Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on March 16, 2022

The orthodontist can be an intimidating or scary place for young kids, especially for their first few visits. Orthodontist appointments can also add an extra feeling of unsurety and anxiety, as the surgeries performed in these clinics require more time and tools than average checkups. Here are a few ways you can help prepare your… Read more »


How to Soothe Soreness After Getting Braces Affixed

Posted on February 20, 2022

You just got your new, amazing braces! You are so excited to show them off until—uh oh, is that discomfort? Yep, although getting your braces affixed for the very first time is exciting, it can also cause some discomfort. Rest assured that the soreness is completely normal. If you are really feeling the pressure of… Read more »


What Should I Expect at My Child’s First Orthodontic Visit?

Posted on February 11, 2022

If this is your first experience having a child in need of braces, you may feel intimidated or curious about what the first orthodontic visit will entail. Being prepared as a parent will give you peace of mind and help you support your little one from the start of his or her orthodontic journey. Here… Read more »


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