What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Your Hawley Retainer Needs Good Oral Hygiene Practices

Routine adjustments are a critical part of the process used to correct teeth with traditional braces. With consistent timing and good oral hygiene habits, these appointments will gradually tension the components to gradually bring your teeth into their corrected position. Once your teeth have achieved their ideal alignment our orthodontist... Read more »

The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

When you think about braces, the traditional metal versions may be the first things to enter your mind. Actually, braces are more diverse than that. We offer a variation called ceramic braces, which you may find more appealing. Both traditional and ceramic braces can do the job of aligning your... Read more »

An Orthodontic Mouth Guard Can Prevent Oral Injury

If you love to play sports but also wear braces, we can help you have a comfortable and confident orthodontic experience. By answering the following FAQs about playing athletics with braces, we can help you protect your orthodontic gear: Do I have to give up sports while wearing braces? No,... Read more »

Proper Hygiene for Clear Aligners

If you are considering receiving Invisalign® clear aligners to improve your smile but are unsure how to keep them in good shape, we are happy to provide you with the information you need! Maintaining proper dental hygiene while wearing orthodontic aligners can help you keep dental problems at bay so... Read more »

Three Snack Foods that Could Damage Your Braces

The decision to receive orthodontic treatment for a healthier and more attractive smile means you will need to make some big changes in your lifestyle, including your dietary habits to keep your orthodontic appliance hygienic and in good shape. Remember, braces are strong enough to reposition your teeth, but hard... Read more »