What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer

It may seem like you will be stuck wearing your braces for the rest of your life, but at some point it will be time for them to come off, even if it seems like that day will never come. It will be a relief to have them off, but... Read more »

Don’t Put Your Braces in a Sticky Situation

Braces can help you get the nice-looking smile you may have been wanting. In order for them to do this, you may have to be very careful about what you put in your mouth. You want to be careful of foods that can stick. Many of these foods belong to... Read more »

Innovative Orthodontics: Invisalign®

Are you aware of the risks associated with malocclusions? If you are suffering from a malocclusion, also known as a bad bite, it means your teeth have rotated out of position and are not in their proper locations. Crooked teeth can lead to severe oral health risks, so an orthodontic... Read more »

Some Symptoms of an Extreme Malocclusion

Have you heard of crossbites, overbites or underbites? They are types of malocclusions. A malocclusion is where your jaw becomes misaligned, causing it to jut out farther than normal or get positioned in an irregular way. Sometimes the misalignment can go so far that you start to feel discomfort or... Read more »

Want a Good Easter With Your Braces? Use Our Tips to Prevent Problems

You deserve a fun-filled Easter filled with wonderful times with your family and friends. This is why our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, encourages you to keep your braces in mind while you observe the holiday. Unfortunately, you can suffer problems with your braces if you don’t take good care of... Read more »