Braces for Beginners

Classic braces traditionally use small brackets fastened onto the tooth face. Then a wire is threaded through and tightened to apply pressure. Over time, the teeth will realign to the proper place for a healthy look and bite. Many young people get braces between the ages of 8-14 as this... Read more »

Enjoy Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign®

Have you heard about Invisalign® and think it may work for you? If so, we invite you to visit Richmond Orthodontics, where we proudly offer Invisalign for patients who need orthodontic treatment. We are happy to offer further information about Invisalign to help you determine if it is the right... Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Uninstalled

Through the course of regularly scheduled adjustment appointments, the orthodontic specialists at Richmond Orthodontics have been able to gradually correct the alignment of your child’s teeth. Once this is done the braces components can be uninstalled. However, this is not the end of the process. Latent tension from their adjustments... Read more »

A Primary Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity Could Increase Your Child’s Chances of Needing Braces

Good oral hygiene habits are good to instill in childhood. Not only will this help your child maintain a healthy mouth, but brushing morning and night and flossing at least once each day will increase their chances of maintaining good oral hygiene practices in adulthood. It’s also worth noting that... Read more »

Little Treats For Your Braces This Holiday

Sometimes, you just need a sweet treat. And with the holidays upon us, there are a plethora of them available! Unfortunately, there is a long list of forbidden foods associated with braces. Nuts, candy canes, and caramel seem to permeate the treat scene, and none can be eaten with braces.... Read more »

Removable Appliances

There are a number of ways to straighten your teeth, and recent boosts in orthodontic technology make it possible to realign your chompers without fixed appliances. There are many appliances for many different purposes, but we’ll point out just some of them. Here are some removable orthodontic appliances you should... Read more »

The Benefits of a Straight Smile

Do you have a smile which is slightly crooked or a few teeth that are out of alignment? If so, you know that this can throw off your whole smile. Crooked teeth are also harder to clean and more likely to lead to oral ailments such as dental attrition, tooth... Read more »

How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Braces

Sometimes having braces can feel like being in a bad relationship. If so, it’s time for a little couple’s therapy. To turn this relationship around, there are certain things you need to do. The first thing Dr. Bryan Brassington recommends is brushing and flossing regularly. Unfortunately, your braces trap bacteria... Read more »

A Floss Threader Can Help You Floss Around Braces Hardware

Your braces represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth to provide you with a more appealing smile while also preventing future problems with dental attrition and risk of dental fractures. The process calls for routine adjustments to tighten the orthodontic components and gradually alter the orientation... Read more »

Routine Adjustments Will Be Needed to Effectively Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

Deviations in the alignment of your teeth can do more than leave you with an unappealing smile. As the years go by, the misalignment can significantly contribute to problems with dental attrition, chips, and dental fractures on multiple teeth. This is even more likely to be a problem if you... Read more »