Blog Articles

Do I Have to Wear a Retainer?

The day you get your braces off is cause for celebration. But if you don't wear your retainer, the party won’t last long. Here’s what happens if you skip this critical step in your treatment.

May 12th, 2020
Get Straight Teeth Without a Mouthful of Metal

If you have crooked teeth but can’t stand the thought of wearing metal braces, you have options — lots of them. Find out how to straighten your smile without flashing metal for the world to see.

Apr 23rd, 2020
The Link Between Orthodontics and a Good Night's Sleep

You spend about one-third of your life sleeping — or trying to sleep. But if you’re like up to 70 million Americans, a good night’s rest eludes you. It might surprise you to learn that your orthodontist may be able to help you sleep like a baby.

Mar 11th, 2020
Orthodontist or Dentist — Which Should I Choose?

When you have dental problems, should you call a dentist or orthodontist? What’s the difference? And does it matter? Read on to find out how to choose the right professional for your dental needs and how to find the best one for you.

Feb 25th, 2020
When are Mouthguards Necessary if You Have Braces?

You’ve made a smart investment by getting braces for your smile, but you enjoy your active lifestyle. How can you keep both your braces and teeth safe? Read on to learn when mouthguards are a must-have if you have braces.

Jan 2nd, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Brush Off Wearing Your Retainer

Your retainer helps you keep your perfectly straight smile, but only if you wear it. Read on to learn why you need to wear your retainer and what you can do if following through proves problematic.

Dec 1st, 2019
5 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Clear Aligners

If you're interested in straightening your smile this fall, but you don't want to deal with the hassle and visibility of braces, you've got options! Clear aligners can straighten your teeth quickly with no metal or rubber bands.

Oct 3rd, 2019
What Is the Best Age to Get Braces?

Braces straighten teeth, boosting your confidence in your smile and even improving your oral health. Many people associate orthodontic braces with the teenage years. But is there a right time to get braces?

Sep 25th, 2019