Cleaning Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Getting braces is an important investment in your future oral health. When your teeth are in proper alignment, you can eat and speak more effectively, and your teeth will not strike one another at improper angles, which will preserve your tooth enamel.   But spending all that money and all that time on orthodontics will not do much good if... read more »

What Happens When You Get Braces?

Perhaps your dentist has suggested that you consider orthodontics for yourself or your child. Or maybe after taking a look in the mirror, you have decided that now is the time to straighten your smile. Not only will properly aligned teeth improve your appearance, they will help you to eat and speak effectively and will improve the health of your... read more »

How to Prevent Cavities When You Have Braces

When you align your smile with braces, it’s very important to take good care of your teeth and gums. One of the reasons why is because you need to prevent cavities during your orthodontic journey. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Robert Montoya, has some helpful cavity-preventing tips he would like to share with you. First, brush your teeth frequently.... read more »

If You Have Braces, Are You Keeping Your Teeth Clean?

If you have braces, are you keeping your teeth clean? When applying your brushing and flossing routine while wearing braces, exercise caution and brush slowly and safety to avoid accidentally damaging them. Because flossing can be difficult with braces, it may be in your best interest to add an additional level of treatment such as mouthwash. In addition, abide by... read more »