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 »

Retaining Your Straight Smile

The time has come for your braces to be removed and you are excited! You’re ready to show the world your new, straight smile. You are also enthusiastic about having a healthier smile. You may be wondering, however, what comes after braces. In most cases, our orthodontist will recommend a... Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer to Prevent Relapse After Braces

The traditional braces installed in your mouth at Amy Richter Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic created a dynamic system that allowed our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. Even after she uninstalls the orthodontic hardware components from your mouth, there will still be some lingering tension... Read more »

The Great Value of a Straight Smile

Orthodontics is a precious branch of dentistry that straightens smiles. Orthodontic treatment often includes braces as the star player. This device is made up of stainless steel spacers that attach to your teeth and link together through the use of an archwire. The archwire is adjusted each six to eight... Read more »

What Do You Know About Invisalign®?

What do you know about Invisalign®? Invisalign is an orthodontic aligner system that includes some exclusive advantages not often seen in orthodontics. For more information, see below: - Invisalign can straighten your smiles and reduce your risk of dental damage. - With clear Invisalign aligners, you can get your orthodontic... Read more »