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Will I Need a Retainer After Invisalign?

Will I Need a Retainer After Invisalign?

Retainers and orthodontic treatment typically go hand in hand. But if your orthodontist uses Invisalign in your treatment plan, will you need a retainer after treatment? Read on to learn more.
Feb 7th, 2024
How (and Why) to Floss Better?

How (and Why) to Floss Better?

Did you know that flossing and brushing regularly can not only prevent cavities and tooth loss but also heart issues? A regular dental hygiene schedule is the best investment in your health.
Jan 19th, 2024
Why You Shouldn't Brush Off Wearing Your Retainer

Why You Shouldn't Brush Off Wearing Your Retainer

A retainer is a crucial part of maintaining your Invisalign® results for years to come, but do you wear yours regularly? Learn more about why wearing your retainer is so important to keep your teeth straight after aligners.
Dec 14th, 2023
Tips for Helping Your Little One Stop the Thumbsucking Habit

Tips for Helping Your Little One Stop the Thumbsucking Habit

Navigating the early stages of your child's development comes with its unique set of challenges, and thumbsucking is a classic rite of passage for many toddlers. Dive in to discover strategies to guide your child towards a future of radiant smiles.
Nov 7th, 2023
Who Needs Lingual Braces?

Who Needs Lingual Braces?

You know about traditional braces and the new clear aligners, but there’s a lesser-known type of orthodontic appliance you may want to explore. Here’s what you need to know about lingual braces to decide if they’re right for you.
Oct 1st, 2023
Do Retainers Really Work?

Do Retainers Really Work?

You just got your braces off, and you’re thrilled that the dental hardware is behind you. Then you hear the news — you have to wear a retainer. But, do you actually need a retainer, and do they really work? Here are the facts about retainers.
Sep 1st, 2023
Why It's Never Too Late to Fix Your Teeth With Braces

Why It's Never Too Late to Fix Your Teeth With Braces

Most people think braces are for teens or adolescents, but adults can reap their benefits, too. In fact, millions of adults undergo orthodontic treatment each year. Here’s how they can help you enjoy a more beautiful smile at any age.
Aug 2nd, 2023
How Young Is Too Young for Children's Braces?

How Young Is Too Young for Children's Braces?

While the timeline can vary, most orthodontists agree that the earlier you start treatment, the better. But how soon is too soon? Our team offers information about children and braces and when to make a visit to our practice for an orthodontic evaluation.
Jun 1st, 2023
3 Ways Botox® Can Enhance Your Smile

3 Ways Botox® Can Enhance Your Smile

Botox® is a smile enhancer that goes beyond smoothing fine lines. It can also alleviate the effects of bruxism (night-time teeth grinding), reduce gum visibility, and lift the corners of your mouth. Discover how Botox can elevate your smile!
Apr 2nd, 2023
Invisalign vs. Clear Braces: Which Is Right for Me?

Invisalign vs. Clear Braces: Which Is Right for Me?

Congratulations! You’re researching teeth-straightening systems. That lovely straight smile you’ve always craved might be just around the corner. Now, which system is right for you? Here’s the difference between Invisalign® and clear braces.
Mar 8th, 2023
Why You Should Wear Your Retainer

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer

Have you transformed your smile with braces or Invisalign®? Don’t forget to maintain your results with the right retainer. Keep reading to see why you can’t skip this step if you want your stunning new smile to last.
Feb 3rd, 2023
Understanding How Teledentistry Works

Understanding How Teledentistry Works

Searching for an orthodontist can be time-consuming, and so can your first “get to know you” appointment. Learn how teledentistry can streamline your experience, saving you time, effort, and gas.
Oct 1st, 2022
Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?

Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?

When you’re not comfortable with your smile, you may find that you’re hesitant to join social occasions or put yourself forward at work. Yet, you may not want to go through getting braces as an adult. Could Invisalign be the right solution for you?
Sep 1st, 2022
Tips for Taking Care of Your Retainer

Tips for Taking Care of Your Retainer

Your braces are gone, and you’ve finally got the smile you always dreamed about! You’re also committed to wearing a retainer to keep it that way. Next question — how do you take care of your retainer? Check these tips from our team.
Jun 1st, 2022
What Makes Gold Braces Unique?

What Makes Gold Braces Unique?

Gold braces are surging in popularity, transforming orthodontic treatment into a bold style statement you can be proud of. If you’re wondering what gold braces are all about, this post gives you the answers you’re looking for.
Apr 1st, 2022
4 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

4 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

You know straighter teeth give you a beautiful smile, but you may not know there’s more to straighter teeth than appearance. Misaligned teeth can cause dental and health problems. Keep reading to learn the health benefits of straighter teeth.
Mar 4th, 2022
How Long Do I Need to Wear My Adult Retainer?

How Long Do I Need to Wear My Adult Retainer?

You had your teeth straightened with the help of braces, but now you hear that you need to wear a retainer. Learn why a retainer is recommended, and find out how many hours per day you need to wear one.
Feb 1st, 2022
Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

If your teeth are yellow and you’re not just hiding your smile. You’re holding yourself back from fully expressing yourself. Find out more about teeth whitening and how it can help you show off your smile with pride.
Jan 1st, 2022
Keep Smiling With Clear Braces

Keep Smiling With Clear Braces

If the prospect of sporting a mouthful of metal braces for the next year or two has wiped the smile off your face, cheer up — clear braces do the same job as metal braces without all the visible hardware. Here’s how.
Dec 1st, 2021
What is a Malocclusion?

What is a Malocclusion?

If you don’t have perfectly straight teeth, you’re likely dealing with a malocclusion. This condition not only affects your oral health, but your confidence levels as well. Keep reading to learn more about malocclusions and what you can do to fix them.
Nov 1st, 2021
Thrust Your Tongue? We Can Help

Thrust Your Tongue? We Can Help

Thrusting your tongue is a sure way to cause issues with your teeth. The condition also leads to problems with eating, so getting treatment is essential to your well-being. Keep reading to learn what orthodontic treatments are available.
Oct 7th, 2021
How Botox Can Erase Your Wrinkles

How Botox Can Erase Your Wrinkles

Are you noticing wrinkles on your face? Unfortunately, wrinkles are a normal part of aging. But there’s an option to help you eliminate them. Keep reading to learn how Botox works to eliminate signs of aging.
Sep 6th, 2021
Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?

Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?

Have you always dreamed of sparkling white teeth? If so, you’re not alone. Is it possible to achieve this goal? Keep reading to learn about professional teeth whitening and if it really works.
Aug 12th, 2021

How a Herbst Can Lead to a Beautiful Smile

Your teeth are the gateway to a beautiful smile. So if they’re not aligned, it can make you self-conscious. Braces can help, but do you really want a treatment that others can see? Keep reading to learn more about how a Herbst can help your smile.
Jul 14th, 2021

Why Invisalign Might Be Right For You

Are you avoiding pictures because your teeth aren’t straight? Crooked teeth can be distressing, so getting treatment is essential to getting back your confidence. Keep reading to learn how Invisalign gives you the smile you’ve always hoped for.
Jun 28th, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Orthodontic Appliances

Crooked teeth are more than just a nuisance; they can lead to much bigger oral health issues. Orthodontic appliances can help straighten your teeth and improve your bite. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of orthodontic appliances.
May 13th, 2021

The Difference Between In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening

Are you embarrassed because your teeth aren’t as white as you want? Whitening products can help, but should you use home kits or get it done professionally? Keep reading to learn more about the difference between these two types of whitening.
Apr 1st, 2021

The Importance of Wearing a Retainer

Have you recently finished your treatment with braces? If so, you're probably excited — however, to maintain your results, you need a retainer. Keep reading to learn all about retainers and why you need one.
Mar 4th, 2021

What’s the Difference Between Clear Braces and Invisalign?

Do you have a smile that you don’t love? If so, you’re probably thinking of straightening solutions. But which should you choose? Keep reading to learn more about the differences between clear braces and other aligners like Invisalign®.
Jan 27th, 2021

Can You Make My Teeth White?

Whether you are meeting someone new for the first time or are facilitating a business meeting, your smile is one of the first things people see. If your teeth have lost some luster, teeth whitening can help.
Dec 28th, 2020

How Botox Can Help You Look Younger

Botox® is the most popular non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the United States. Why? Because it’s a great way to smooth and soften wrinkles and fine lines. Read on to learn how Botox can restore your youthful skin.
Nov 23rd, 2020

4 Reasons Why You Need a Retainer After Braces

You’ve changed your eating habits and maintained all of your appointments during your treatment with braces. Now, you want to maintain your newly aligned smile. That’s why you need a retainer. Read on to learn more.
Oct 11th, 2020

5 Tips to Keep Your Invisalign Trays Clean

Invisalign® trays are one of the most popular orthodontic appliances available. However, since they’re clear, Invisalign trays need extra care. These five tips can help keep your Invisalign trays clean.
Sep 3rd, 2020

Myths and Facts About Botox Everyone Should Know

Is the thought of a painful injection or having a “frozen” face preventing you from exploring Botox®? Don’t worry, a lot of what you hear about this procedure is likely a myth. Here are the top myths and facts about Botox.
Aug 13th, 2020

What Makes Adult Braces Different than Child Braces?

Braces are the most tried-and-true method for fixing misaligned teeth and correcting bites. Both adults and children can get braces, but is there a difference? Read on to learn what makes adult braces different from child braces.
Jul 17th, 2020

Tips and Tricks to Extend the Results of Your Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth boosts your self-esteem and makes you feel good about your smile. But you want those results to last as long as possible. This comprehensive guide offers tips and tricks to help you extend your teeth whitening results.
Jun 10th, 2020

The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer

You’ve just finished orthodontic treatment. But before you show off your straight, beautiful smile, you need to make sure you wear your retainer. Learn why retainers are so important for keeping a smile perfectly aligned.
Apr 23rd, 2020
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Choosing an Orthodontist vs Dentist for Orthodontics

Choosing orthodontics is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetics and function of your smile, but should you see a dentist or an orthodontist? Find out which dental expert is best for your orthodontic treatment.
Mar 11th, 2020
Orthodontic treatment once meant large metal braces and heavy adjustment wires, making for an uncomfortable and very visible

3 Orthodontic Systems You May Not Know About

Orthodontic treatment once meant large metal braces and heavy adjustment wires, making for an uncomfortable and very visible therapy. Contemporary systems include a wide range of options, including invisible braces and trays.
Jan 2nd, 2020

5 Reasons to Love Invisalign®

When it comes to getting a smile full of beautifully straight teeth, Invisalign is changing the game. Explore the many reasons why 7 million people to date are smiling more confidently thanks to Invisalign.
Dec 13th, 2019
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What's the Best Age to Get Braces?

While it certainly makes sense to straighten your teeth during adolescence to prevent future dental problems, anytime you want to a more beautiful smile is a great age to get braces. Learn how teens and adults alike can benefit from straighter teeth.
Nov 25th, 2019