When Are Braces a Better Option Than Invisalign?

Over the past few decades, the field of orthodontics has changed dramatically when it comes to the technology and techniques that orthodontists use on a daily basis. But, even among advancements like Invisalign and digital scanners, many patients’ best option is still traditional metal braces. Why is this the case? What would make braces a better fit for a patient... read more »

4 Interesting & Little-Known Facts About Braces

Are braces interesting? If you were to talk to an orthodontist, they could easily go on for hours about them, but just thinking about orthodontic care right now might have caused you to yawn. Braces actually have a long and fascinating history that most people don’t know about, and here are just a few fun facts you can share with... read more »

3 Ways to Make Your Invisalign Treatment as Fast as Possible

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that it makes the journey to a straighter, healthier smile as comfortable as possible thanks to the removable clear trays. But, what every patient truly wants is to reach the finish line as fast as they can. Thankfully, there are a few ways to speed things along, and they are all very... read more »

How To Make Sure You’re Wearing Invisalign Long Enough Each Day

One of the most important factors for patients going through Invisalign is to make sure that they wear their trays for about 20-22 hours every day, as this maximizes their ability to shift the teeth. While this sounds easy in practice, it can become a little tricky when real life gets in the way! Thankfully, a few basic tips can... read more »

The Dangers of “Mask Mouth” for People with Braces

Even though the year just started and we’re nowhere close to Halloween, you and everyone you know probably find themselves wearing a mask relatively often. While this is a proven way to protect everyone’s health during the ongoing pandemic, many people are having to deal with what dentists and orthodontists are calling “mask mouth” as a result. This poses a... read more »

Orthodontics Can Do Much More Than Straighten Teeth

A lot of people think of orthodontics as a cosmetic treatment, in that the reason most people get it is to straighten their teeth and make their smile more attractive. While the benefits of doing this shouldn’t be overlooked, orthodontics is actually able to accomplish much more than simply improving what you see in the mirror. In fact, it’s often... read more »

How to Find Dental Insurance That Covers Orthodontics for Adults

For a long time, orthodontics was considered to be something that only kids and teenagers went through, but today, roughly 25% of all orthodontic patients in the U.S. are over 18. That means if you’re hoping to straighten your teeth to improve your health and appearance, now is a great time to do it! Of course, the cost of treatment... read more »

5 New Years Resolutions for People with Orthodontics

And just like that, 2021 is out the door—bring on 2022! People have likely started asking you about your New Year’s Resolution, and if you haven’t come up with one yet, we’re happy to share a few ideas! For people with braces or Invisalign, a few small changes in the coming year can make a big difference for how their... read more »

Can Orthodontics Fix My Gummy Smile?

Whenever you see your smile, whether it’s in a picture or the mirror, do you always notice your gums much more than your teeth? Do they actually overshadow your teeth or make them look short and stubby by comparison? This is a very common problem that is simply called a “gummy smile,” and it can often be resolved by orthodontics.... read more »

How Orthodontics Can Help Adults with Missing Teeth

Roughly 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one permanent tooth (excluding the wisdom teeth), and suffice it to say, a large portion of that number is adults. And, it’s probably a safe guess that many of them would like to have straighter teeth. Do you fall into this group? If so, orthodontics is still a viable... read more »