Why You May Need a Hawley Retainer

Did you know that your mouth will require a retainer once your braces are removed? Why is that, exactly? Well, as you may know, your braces are designed to correct the alignment of your teeth. Once they come, off, however, your teeth will still have some leftover tension hanging around in your dental sockets, which… Read more »

The Basics of TMJ Disorder

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These refer to the joints that connect the upper and lower jaw to the head. A TMJ disorder is a condition in which these joints become damaged and cause chronic pain. The pain often manifests as a constant dull ache close to the temple or ears and is accompanied by… Read more »

A Quality Mouth Guard Can Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Athletic Dental Trauma

Many sports come with the risk of suffering bodily injury. While this is especially true for contact sports like football, boxing, and lacrosse, even non-contact sports can cause harm. If there is an increased risk of suffering a blow to the face most schools and athletic associations will require the athlete to use a mouth… Read more »

The Steps Involved in Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

Are you about to align your teeth with braces in , ? If so, good for you! Dr. and our orthodontic team are excited that you are finally working toward the smile of your dreams. To help you know what to expect when you align your smile, we would be happy to elaborate on the… Read more »

What Can I Expect After My Braces Are Removed?

If the day you remove your braces is quickly approaching, good for you! You are almost to your perfect smile. During your final appointment, Dr. will remove the hardware from your smile and will also care for your teeth a little further. First, your orthodontist will deeply clean your teeth to remove any excess debris… Read more »

Uncorrected Alignment Issues in Your Bite Pattern Can Put Your Teeth at Increased Risk of Dental Fracture

As you age, it’s possible for minute changes to occur in the structure of your jaw. In time, it can alter the alignment and position of some of your teeth. This is even more likely to occur if you’ve lost one or more teeth. As this happens, the unnatural angle between two or more of… Read more »

Do You Treat Your TMJs with TLC?

Do you treat your TMJs with tender loving care? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are those joints in your jaw that play a crucial role in your mouth’s capacity to open and close. Symptoms that they may be damaged include: -popping noises from your jaw -the incapacity to fully open and close your… Read more »

Why Invisalign Is a Convenient Way to Straighten Your Smile

At , Dr. and our team are excited to provide our patients with Invisalign for their smiles in , who are wanting to align their smiles. So, what is the Invisalign system? It is a discreet way to align your smile by using clear aligner trays. These clear plastic aligner trays are worn for 20-22… Read more »

Foods to Avoid With Orthodontic Braces

Did you know that having a healthy diet is the key to positive health and a healthy smile? Well, it’s true! Here at in , , we want you to have a healthy smile and lifestyle. That is why, to help you through your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips… Read more »

A Prescribed Snore Guard Can Help Mitigate Complications from Moderate Sleep Apnea

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that more than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. While snoring symptoms can certainly prove a nuisance for a spouse or roommate, the breathing interruption of sleep apnea can prove even more significant. This can lead to poor sleep quality and even tax the heart muscle, leading to other… Read more »