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 »

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 »

The Things Orthodontic Aligners Can Do for You

If you’re curious to know what orthodontic aligners can do for you, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Jaime Rivera, is happy to tell you all about how aligners can help you, your smile, and your oral health. Aligners are mouthguard-like appliances that fit over your arch of teeth and add pressure to the... 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 »

Malocclusions That Require Orthodontic Treatment

If your smile is improperly rotated, you probably are suffering from a malocclusion. Malocclusions are bad bites and misalignments present with your teeth and jaw. Bad bites can be the result of the environment, oral accidents, genetics, bad habits, improper oral hygiene, and a host of other conditions. Frequent malocclusions that require the aid of orthodontic treatment include: - Misplaced... read more »

Can Your Oral Health Be Improved with Malocclusion Treatments?

Have you ever been in for a malocclusion exam? A malocclusion is an alignment issue with your teeth or jaw where they do not function or align as intended. Usually, malocclusions can be fixed with orthodontic treatments and therapies designed to straighten smiles and improve oral health. Most malocclusions occur within the incisors, which are the front teeth in the... read more »

Cleaning Braces and Your Smile

Although cleaning and caring for your braces is normally a simple task, it oftentimes gets overlooked and neglected. Keeping your braces clean is a vital part of keeping your braces effective. If they cannot work correctly, your recovery time will increase. One of the best ways to keep your braces safe and clean is to always wear protective guards when... read more »

What Steps Should You Take to Keep Your Braces Clean?

Although cleaning and caring for your braces tends to be a simple task, it is oftentimes overlooked and neglected. Keeping your braces clean is an important part of keeping your braces effective. If they cannot function correctly, your recovery time will increase. Braces will not clean themselves, and your oral hygiene habits are still necessary. This includes brushing your teeth... read more »