Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

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 »

The Answers to Brushing Questions

If you have questions about brushing when you have braces, then our orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, encourages you to find the answers quickly. The sooner you know all about brushing, the better chance you have of properly and effectively caring for your teeth, gums and braces and the better chance... Read more »

Understanding Orthodontics

Getting straight, beautiful teeth is no longer a question of which color of bands to put on your braces. Whether you need a lot of work before getting braces, or you just need some simple, easy aligners, there’s a wide variety of options from which you can choose. The best... Read more »

Traditional Braces Can Help Address Overcrowded and Misaligned Teeth

Genetics and other oral development factors can sometimes cause your child’s permanent teeth to develop very closely together. In some of these instances, the lack of sufficient room in the area can cause two or more teeth to deviate from their intended orientation in your child’s dentition. Without professional intervention... Read more »

How to Care for Your Orthodontic Retainer

If you have an orthodontic retainer, then you need to do all you can to care for it regularly. If you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, it can keep your smile in tip-top shape. So, our orthodontists, Drs. Wiltshire, Brassington, and Bibona, encourage you to keep retainer care high... Read more »