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 Questions About Braces

Do you have questions about braces? If so, our orthodontists, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele, are here to give you the answers you’re looking for! The more you know about braces, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of making sure braces are right... Read more »

Tips for Flossing With Braces

Flossing with braces can be a real challenge. We want you to keep your teeth healthy and clean during braces treatment, so Dr. R. Cree Hamilton would like to give you some tips for flossing with braces. Use Waxed Floss If floss is unwaxed, it is more likely to catch... Read more »

A Retainer Will Be Needed After Your Child’s Braces Have Been Removed

We installed your child’s braces into their mouth to create a functional system capable of correcting their misaligned teeth. The process relied on consistent adjustments which tensioned the components and gradually altered the orientation of their teeth. Once their teeth achieve their ideal alignment our orthodontist can uninstall your son... Read more »

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Braces

As spring quickly approaches, you’re probably getting ready to spring clean your house. Well, as you make your plans, it’s best to include a spring clean for your braces. That’s right—you can spring clean your braces! In fact, spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you... Read more »