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How to clean an orthodontic retainer and Invisalign aligners?


If you or your child recently got a dental retainer or Invisalign Aligner Trays, it is very important to clean it properly; otherwise, bacterial buildup could ruin your retainer and make you ill. Here's the bottom line: You need to clean your retainers or Invisalign aligner trays every single day to keep them sparkling and germ-free.There are many easy home methods you can use, and some convenient products you can buy for this...


Do Damon Braces Really Move Teeth Faster?


There are many choices in orthodontic work. Some people get traditional braces that simply align teeth. Others choose clear, wire-free braces because they are nearly invisible. However, these can take a long time to move teeth into a healthy position.Damon Braces are similar to traditional braces. However, there are a few additional benefits. This technology takes one’s overall appearance into account. An orthodontist who uses Damon braces has...


Invisalign Treatment Process and Its Benefits


Invisalign DentistMany adults don’t want to have their teeth straightened because they don’t want traditional braces. Those ugly metal wires and brackets are uncomfortable and take two or three years to deliver results.The good news is that there is another alternative. Invisalign invisible braces straighten teeth in about half the time of conventional braces. And one of the best parts is that from a conversational distance, no one will...


Why are braces so expensive?


When people begin researching the process of getting braces for their children or even themselves, they might hang their heads in frustration and wonder the same thing many of us have a hard time grasping, too–why are braces so expensive?!There are a number of factors that go into the price of braces, and while the price might seem steep at first, once you begin to look at everything it covers, it begins to become a bit easier to understand. In...


Pros and cons of different types of braces


Pros and Cons of All Types of BracesThe days of heavy-duty metal braces and headgear are long gone. Advancements in dentistry and orthodontics have resulted in many new types of braces for kids and adults. When it comes to modern orthodontics, you have a wide variety of options— some so advanced that no one may ever know you are wearing braces at all.Traditional BracesWhen you think of braces, the first thing that likely comes to mind is metal...


Invisalign vs Clear Correct: Which is right for you?


If your teeth are in need of alignment, but the idea of traditional wire dental braces has caused you to hesitate over seeking treatment, you may be interested to know that there is another way forward.Thanks to advances in dental and orthodontic technology, clear aligners custom made to fit your teeth are designed to be nearly undetectable, whilst still performing the same gradual readjustment of your smile as traditional braces.Known as...


Why aren’t my child’s baby teeth falling out?


When parents visit our Orthodontist, it is not uncommon for parents to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require professional attention, but in general, what should parents expect when their kids start losing baby teeth?•  The first...


What Is The Best Time For Orthodontic Treatment?


What Is The Best Time For Orthodontic Treatment?Developing malocclusions or bad bites, can be recognized as early as 2-3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age.Stage I – Early Treatment: This period of treatment encompasses ages 2 to 6 years. At this young age, we are concerned with underdeveloped dental arches, the premature loss of primary teeth, and harmful habits...


Which is a better option: Invisalign or Braces?


Today’s technology has come a long way and patients have many choices when it comes to straightening their teeth.  A frequently asked question in our office is “Which is better option:  Invisalign or Braces?”Braces are made up of metal or ceramic brackets and metal wires.  A single bracket is affixed in an ideal position on each tooth.  A wire is then inserted through each bracket and this wire gently draws the...


How to find a good orthodontist


The process of choosing an orthodontist is a vitally important process. An orthodontist will be involved in the orthodontic care for a long period of time, treating a highly visible area of the body – the smile. The following information can be used to make the process of finding an orthodontist a pleasant experience.SpecialistsFirst, specialists in orthodontics are dentists that have pursued an additional 2-3 years beyond dental school in an...



Invisalign Treatment Process and Its Benefits

Invisalign Treatment Process and Its Benefits

Invisalign DentistMany adults don’t want to have their teeth straightened...
The complete guide to cosmetic dentistry

The complete guide to cosmetic dentistry

While general dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and...
Floss or not to floss

Floss or not to floss

If you follow any social media site I’m sure you’ve come across the recent...
Parents guide for dental health for kids

Parents guide for dental health for kids

Prior to baby’s birth, and by the third week post conception, the baby’s...
Patients guide to sedation dentistry

Patients guide to sedation dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry goes by several names –...
The guide to dental implants

The guide to dental implants

What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are the treatment of choice for...
Top 12 things to look for in a good dentist

Top 12 things to look for in a good dentist

Finding the best dentist is a bit difficult, but finding a good dentist can be...
Ultimate guide to dental emergencies

Ultimate guide to dental emergencies

Today, I want to talk about dental emergencies that we see in the dental office...
Understanding Root Canals: The before, during and after

Understanding Root Canals: The before, during and after

When you need a root canal? If the cause of your teeth pain is serious decay...
Things to do when you child has a dental emergency

Things to do when you child has a dental emergency

Dental problems for kids may arise suddenly. When a tooth becomes dislodged or...
When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

TeethingTeething, the process of baby (primary) teeth coming through the gums...
What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?

What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?

What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?Tooth brushing is one of the most...
Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)

Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)

Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)Parents are often concerned...
How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?

How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?

How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?Good oral hygiene removes bacteria and the left...
Brushing, flossing, and eating healthy for kids

Brushing, flossing, and eating healthy for kids

Brushing tips for kidsStarting at birth, clean your child's gums with a soft...
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