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 for orthodontics to straighten your… 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 correct alignment by taking a… 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 why you are wearing braces…. 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 to be addressed? Your original… 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 ever adults are successfully straightening… 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 determine what orthodontic treatment is… Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Brushing When You Have Braces

Do you have questions about brushing when you have braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Hiller, would like to help you find the answers. It’s important to know all about brushing so you can properly care for your teeth, gums and braces and so you can have the best orthodontic journey possible. So, our… Read more »

A Dental Guard Can Help Minimize Complications Caused by Bruxism

Chronic stress and other factors can cause some individuals to unconsciously grind their teeth while sleeping. Also known as bruxism this condition might not seem serious at first, yet it can lead to significant complications over time. The force exerted by the clenching and grinding of teeth can lead to chipped tooth enamel and dental… Read more »

Types of Braces to Improve Your Alignment

Are you having alignment issues? Improper alignment can lead to other oral health complications, which is one of the many reasons why it’s always ideal to improve your smile’s alignment. The good news is there are many different styles or types of braces to choose from to enhance your alignment. Luckily, when it comes to… Read more »

Orthodontics Can Improve Your Oral Health

If you have crooked teeth, unusual bite patterns, or pain in your jaw, perhaps orthodontics are right for you. Orthodontic treatment is an excellent option for aligning your smile and improving your oral health. To help you understand more, our orthodontist Dr. Michael Hiller, is happy to talk to you how orthodontics can improve your… Read more »