Month: December 2014

Eating Healthy with Orthodontics This Holiday Season

Many holiday traditions involve feasting on heaps of delicious foods and eye-catching confectioneries while spending time with family and friends. However, if you have braces you may find it difficult to enjoy the wide variety of delicacies in fear that you may compromise your treatment. Eating healthy with orthodontics is fairly easy, as long as… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Braces Clean

Having braces can be a little annoying, and you probably want to complete the treatment as soon as possible. Did you know that practicing excellent oral hygiene while you have braces can actually reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the treatment? By keeping your braces clean, you will maintain a healthy environment… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Braces

Braces are a fantastic technique for straightening misaligned teeth, but without diligent care on your part, you could be at risk for gum disease during your treatment. Adding wires and brackets to your mouth increases places for bacteria to cling. If left unchecked, these bacteria can accumulate under your gum line, creating plaque, and causing… Read more »

Getting to Know the Types of Malocclusion

Many school-age children, as well as adults, are diagnosed with some form of malocclusion, though not everyone always seeks treatment to correct it. There are many types of malocclusion, or misaligned bite, which can range from benign to possibly being a serious concern. Knowing the difference in type can assist in determining whether treatment is… Read more »