What Does a Retainer Cost?

What Does a Retainer Cost?

Retainers are designed to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy, but the initial question that most patients think about has nothing to do with function or aesthetics. Instead, the first question the majority of people ask about retainers is far more simple: how much...
I Think I May Need Braces But How Can I be Sure?

I Think I May Need Braces But How Can I be Sure?

One morning you get caught up looking in the mirror while brushing your teeth. You might not have recognized before but your teeth are looking a bit crowded now. And you can’t help but feel like possibly some of those same teeth moved and now look a little crooked. Is...
Today More Adults Are Investing in Braces, This is Why

Today More Adults Are Investing in Braces, This is Why

Usually, we think of braces as a teenage memory: we recall schoolmates with that reluctant embarrassed look and a mouth full of wires and rubber bands. Luckily, that picture of braces is outdated, and so are those somewhat arbitrary age associations. Yes, braces are...
How Can I Keep My Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces?

How Can I Keep My Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces?

In the long run, braces will straighten your teeth, enhance your smile, and improve your overall oral health. But during the 18-24 months that you’re wearing your braces, you may encounter some daily challenges, especially when it comes to cleaning.  Usually, your...
More Than Your Smile is Helped by Braces

More Than Your Smile is Helped by Braces

Your orthodontist might suggest that you begin wearing braces to resolve a number of alignment problems with your teeth. While braces can help improve the look of your smile by straightening your crooked or crowded teeth, they can also correct several other health...
Is The Swelling in my Gums Being Caused by my Braces?

Is The Swelling in my Gums Being Caused by my Braces?

When you have braces, some swelling in your gums is normal. There is a constant tension being put on your teeth by your braces to cause them to move and the swelling can be caused by this. But there could be other aspects involved in your condition if the bleeding and...