Playing Sports with Braces? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you an athlete? Do you have braces? If so, there is no need to worry! We are here to help you feel comfortable and confident while you play sports with braces. Can I still play sports if I have braces? Yes, you can definitely still play sports while you have braces, no matter if you’re a child, teen, or... read more »

Keeping a Healthy Smile with Braces

Going through the orthodontic process might be inconvenient and tough at times, but it is extremely important to keep up with your daily oral hygiene routine. Orthodontists today strongly recommend participating in a daily oral hygiene routine that includes the following steps: 1. Prepare to brush: Before you start brushing your teeth, make sure to remove any rubber bands or... read more »

Orthodontists’ Favorite Terms Defined

Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you may hear your orthodontists refer to different parts of your braces that you had no idea even existed. Some terms may be familiar and some may sound like an entirely different language. It is important to know what these terms mean so that you can be the most efficient in your dental hygiene practices with... read more »

Children and Orthodontic Care

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. Dentist visits are important as well, but orthodontists are able to catch problems a dentist might not have the ability to detect. There are many reasons for this, but here are a few of the most important: Your child’s bite... read more »

Braces: What to Expect

Braces used to be associated negatively among children many years ago. Names like “brace face” and “metal mouth” were common phrases exchanged among school children. Today, between 50-70 percent of American children between the ages of 6-18 have braces, and society has learned to embrace the “brace face.” Getting braces can be scary and it is hard to know what... read more »

Keep Your Mouth Healthy This Summer

Summer is coming quickly, and with summer comes endless days in the pool, warm temperatures, and cold treats galore. Did you know it is important to protect your teeth from things like swimming pool water and lemonade? Summertime is a time to relax, but don’t relax too much when it comes to dental care! These three suggestions will help you... read more »