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Have You Thought About Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are one of the many types available. They offer many of the same benefits of regular braces, but this variety offers one perk you may like. On the whole, lingual braces are not much different from their traditional counterparts. They bring your teeth into their more ideal alignment by repositioning them gently and carefully. The major difference is... read more »

Be Careful of Sticky Foods When You Have Braces

Braces can be helpful when you want to realign your smile, whether for personal comfort or to have a nicer-looking smile. They may not be able to do this if you forget to do a few things, which includes watching what you eat. Plenty of foods can cause issues with braces. One type is sticky foods, which can include quite... read more »

Want a Good Spring Break With Braces? Use Our Tips

If you want to have a successful spring break, like many of us do, then you need to keep your braces in mind. This is because it’s possible to suffer orthodontic problems while you’re enjoying your vacation if you don’t take good care of your appliance. Just because you’re on break from school doesn’t mean you can be on break... read more »

Choose Lingual Braces for a Discreet Orthodontic Experience

As an adult with upcoming orthodontic treatment, you may be hesitant about having braces placed. Like many adults, you may be worried about the effect braces will have on the appearance of your smile. Lingual Braces Ask Dr. Jaime Rivera about lingual braces. These braces have brackets that are attached to the backside of the teeth instead of to the... read more »

Less Visible Braces for Adults

Traditionally seen as a rite of passage for teens, braces are usually spotted on young adults after all the permanent teeth have fully appeared. Only then is the orthodontist able to examine and more properly optimize the teeth’s placement within the mouth. Notwithstanding, it is now fairly commonplace for adults to get braces either because they never had them as... read more »

Why is a Braces-Friendly Diet Important When I’m Aligning My Smile?

As you may already know, your orthodontist, Dr. Jaime Rivera, strongly encourages you to have a braces-friendly diet when you’re aligning your teeth with braces. This is very important. If you would like to know why it’s vital for a successful orthodontic journey, then our orthodontic team is happy to tell you. One reason why it’s important to have a... read more »

Retain Your New, Straight Smile

The time has come for your braces to be removed and you are excited! You’re ready to show the world your new, straight smile. You are also looking forward to having a healthier smile that is easier to care for. You may be wondering, however, what comes after braces. In most cases, our orthodontist will recommend a retainer after braces... read more »

How Orthodontics Can Boost Your Smile’s Beauty and Function

The alignment of your smile affects your self-confidence and oral health. If you suffer from a bad bite, an orthodontic treatment may be best for you. To learn more about it, please read the following: - Given society’s desire for straight teeth, along with its oral health benefits, orthodontics focuses on doing just that: straightening teeth. - Orthodontic aligners, retainers,... read more »

What to do About a Broken Retainer

You will invest a great deal of time not to mention a great deal of money, in orthodontics to straighten your smile. After all the time you have spent wearing your braces, cleaning them, and seeing your dentist for the necessary appointments, you won’t want all of that effort to go to waste. To make certain that your teeth stay... read more »

The Finer Details of Orthodontic Braces

If you require braces due to a misalignment in your teeth, our wonderful team at Rivera Orthodontics can get you on the path to a straighter smile in no time. Braces seek to straighten your teeth for a healthier smile. With braces, you can correct crooked teeth and set them straight once more. Orthodontic braces can give you the smile... read more »