Dental Health Is Important for the Process of Realigning Teeth with Braces

Maintaining healthy teeth throughout the braces realignment process is very important. If you develop cavities on one or more teeth the resulting complications and treatment methods could extend the amount of time it takes to achieve your ideal smile. To aid in this effort, Dr. Bryan Brassington and the orthodontic... Read more »

Your New Braces Need Daily Care and Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits

The new braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Bryan Brassington’s orthodontic clinic represent a functional component in correcting the position and orientation of your teeth. In time this will give you a more appealing smile and reduce your chances of suffering dental fractures and dental attrition. Throughout the realignment... Read more »

What Can I Expect During My Orthodontic Journey With Braces?

If you’re about to straighten your smile with braces in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Bryan Brassington and our orthodontic team are excited for you! You deserve to have the smile of your dreams. To help you ease any nerves, we are happy to give you the details of your treatment so... Read more »

The Things You Can Expect After Your Braces Are Removed

Are you interested in knowing what will happen during your last orthodontic appointment? If so, Dr. Bryan Brassington and our orthodontic team are more than happy to help you. Obviously, we will remove the braces hardware from your smile. But then there are a couple more things we need to... Read more »

Tips for Treating Misaligned Teeth with Braces

Treating misaligned teeth often requires the use of orthodontic services such as braces. Braces can be used for a variety of functions to ensure your smile has its best chance at recovery. Listed below are some tips for treating misaligned teeth with braces: - Rudimentary skills such as eating, speaking... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Prevent Dental Attrition and Other Complications from Misaligned Teeth

Your dentition is designed so that each of your teeth meets with its partners for maximum oral function yet minimal impact on the tooth enamel. When minor alignment issues occur with two or more teeth, it can gradually start to affect the integrity of one of your teeth. The excess... Read more »

Are You Ready for Your Oral Health Care during the Teen Years?

Are you ready for your oral health care during the teen years? The teen years are some of the most significant years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth erupt above the gum line, completing the set that needs to last for the... Read more »

Braces Hardware Requires Daily Oral Hygiene Measures

The brackets, wires, bands and other elements of your braces can create a few hard-to-clean places in your mouth. If food residue and daily plaque buildup aren’t cleaned away from these areas, it can greatly increase your chances of suffering tooth decay. This can cause many complications during your orthodontic... Read more »

Retain Your Smile After Orthodontic Treatment

Your braces can be removed now that your smile has been realigned. However, there is still one more step involved in making sure your teeth maintain their new alignment for years to come. During your regular adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, your braces applied tension to the... Read more »

Responding to an Orthodontic Emergency

You are on your way to reaching a straighter, healthier smile when your braces become damaged. If this happens, set up an appointment with our orthodontist. Until your visit, there are some things you can do to get help with common orthodontic issues. - Loose brackets – If a bracket... Read more »