Will I Need a Retainer?

You and your braces have been together for a long time. You may not feel like your braces are old friends, but still you have logged some miles together. But one day, it will be time for your braces to come off, and you can finally reveal your new smile to the world. Well, almost. You see, even though your... read more »

How Can I Minimize Tooth Misalignment in My Child?

Having a crooked smile is quite inconvenient, but fortunately, orthodontics can help you align your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams. However, did you know there are things you can do at an early age to minimize tooth misalignment? Well, it’s true, which is why our orthodontist, Dr. Pierson, encourages you to do those things so your child... read more »

Common Questions About Invisalign®

Are you aware of the benefits of Invisalign®? Invisalign is a set of orthodontic aligners designed to improve your smile. With Invisalign, the smile of your dreams is within reach. Listed below are some common questions about Invisalign in quiz form to see if Invisalign sounds right for you! What are Invisalign aligners made of? a.) Metal b.) Wood c.)... read more »

Diet Tips for Those Who Have Braces

Orthodontic treatment is the best way to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. However, there are things you need to do to take full advantage of the treatment, and one of those things is have a well-balanced diet. It's also important to avoid foods and habits that can harm your appliances and your teeth. To help you have the best... read more »

Caring for Your Teeth with Braces

While you speed through your orthodontic process, it is important to take a step back and take proper care of your beautiful, transitioning teeth. Orthodontists today strongly recommend participating in a daily oral hygiene routine to keep your chompers healthy and strong. Your oral hygiene routine should include the following steps: 1. Prepare to brush: Before you begin brushing your... read more »

Orthodontia and Adults

Normally the wear of orthodontia is associated with those awkward teenage years. However, more and more adults are starting to use braces, whether to fix dental problems or to create a nice, straight smile. What Orthodontics Do Orthodontia aligns an uneven bite and crooked teeth. This not only improves how a smile looks, but prevents several dental health issues including:... read more »