Playing Winter Sports with Braces

Playing Winter Sports with Braces

It’s officially winter and that means hockey, ski, and snowboard season is here! Nobody wants to be sidelined with an injury so here’s what you need to know about playing winter sports with braces so that you can stay safe and have fun. Can I Play Winter Sports with...
A New Year and a New Smile

A New Year and a New Smile

Another year is wrapping up and a new year is about to begin. The turning of the calendar is a great time to set new goals for a new smile and a new year. Here’s how orthodontics can help you achieve your goals and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Resolutions...
What to Do if Your Braces Break

What to Do if Your Braces Break

It’s not uncommon for braces to break and sometimes it happens at the most unfortunate times, such as during holidays or on vacation. There are many reasons why a bracket or wire can come loose. It’s usually nothing to be alarmed about, but it is important to know...
3 Effective Ways to Keep Cavities Away

3 Effective Ways to Keep Cavities Away

It’s never fun to hear the words “you have a cavity,” but unfortunately cavities are very common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 91% of Americans ages 20 and older have had one or more cavities. Thankfully, most cavities are preventable if you know...
Which Braces Treatments are Fastest?

Which Braces Treatments are Fastest?

Getting braces is a big commitment, one that can last months or even years. So it’s understandable to want to know which braces treatments are fastest in order to achieve the results you want as soon as possible. So do you need to know about different options...
Why Braces are Good for Adults

Why Braces are Good for Adults

Braces are often something we think of as synonymous with the teen years, but that isn’t always the case. Some of us didn’t have the chance to visit an orthodontist as a teen, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve missed your opportunity to benefit from orthodontia. More...
Which Type of Retainer is Best?

Which Type of Retainer is Best?

It’s time for the big reveal of your new smile and life without braces! And time to be fitted for a retainer for the first time. What is a retainer? A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that is typically used once braces are removed to help protect the work that...
Does an Orthodontist Remove Teeth?

Does an Orthodontist Remove Teeth?

If your teeth seem to overlap or be too close together, it’s important to have them examined by an orthodontist to find out if they are overcrowded. You may be wondering “Does an orthodontist remove teeth?” If your orthodontist sees that your teeth are overcrowded,...
Different Kinds of Dental Floss

Different Kinds of Dental Floss

Whether you’re someone who diligently flosses daily or dreads flossing because it tends to make your gums bleed, we’ve got news for you! Did you know that there are different kinds of dental floss that can make your flossing routine easier, more comfortable and even...