Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

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 »

The Answers to Retainer Questions

If you have questions about retainers, you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Park, is happy to discuss retainers and hopefully answer some of the questions you might have. See, the more you know about retainers, the better, especially because it can help you properly and... Read more »

Lingual Braces: A Way to a Perfect Smile

Orthodontic treatment is quite convenient, especially because it offers different ways to achieve your perfect smile. One of those ways is with lingual braces. Lingual braces are just like traditional metal braces but instead of having the brackets cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth and connected by a... Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are the Details of Your Dental Checkups

If you’re aligning your teeth with braces, then you need to make your routine dental checkups a top priority. This is because they help you have the strong, healthy and top-notch smile, oral health and braces you need. They also help you prevent major dental issues, which can help you... Read more »

Making Malocclusion Right

What is Malocclusion? An occlusion basically means "bite," or how the teeth fit together when the upper and lower jaw close. And, if you've ever learned any basic spanish you know that "mal" means "wrong," "evil," or "bad." So, a malocclusion is a bad bite. One in five people have... Read more »