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 »

Invisalign© Instead of Traditional Braces

The optimal time to get braces is in the middle teen years. At this age, the adult teeth have all come in, and it easy to determine whether or not they will need adjusting for crowding or other issues. This age group is also very sensitive to how they are... Read more »

Got Crooked Teeth? Here Are Your Treatment Options

If you have crooked teeth, then you’re probably looking for ways to align them and achieve the smile of your dreams. Well, our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, is happy to tell you all about those ways! Generally, they include orthodontics. There are many treatments available that can help you align... Read more »

Tooth Extraction as a Precursor to Braces

Typically, children begin with 20 primary teeth, and then their oral structures grow and expand over time to allow for 32 permanent teeth. However, some patients may receive extra teeth or have multiple teeth trying to erupt into a smaller mouth. This can affect the bite pattern and increase your... Read more »

The Reasons Why a Braces-Friendly Diet is Important When You Adjust Your Teeth

If you’re aligning your teeth with braces, then you need to follow Dr. Amy Richter’s instructions. Those instructions can help you have a successful orthodontic journey and can even help you get your braces off faster. One instruction she gives you is to have a braces-friendly diet when you are... Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Types of Malocclusions

Are your teeth as straight as they should be? If you are suffering from a misalignment with your teeth, or if any of them have grown in improperly, they will need to be readjusted with an orthodontic aligner treatment. Listed below are a few common forms of malocclusions: - Spacing... Read more »