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Creating Better Smiles And Structures With Orthodontics

Mewing, facial restructuring and orthodontic treatment are concepts often discussed in the realm of facial aesthetics, oral health and structural alignment. Each of these approaches has its unique methodology, goals and scientific backing. Let’s dive into what they involve, their potential benefits and considerations to keep in mind. Mewing: A Controversial Yet Popular Practice Mewing is a technique popularized by... read more »

Protect Your Orthodontic Efforts: Maintaining Teeth Alignment

Our dedicated orthodontists, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck, Dr. Soorya Srinivasan and Dr. Betina Grehs-Porto understand how powerful of an asset a beautiful smile is. It boosts your confidence, enhances your appearance and contributes to a healthy oral environment. However, achieving and maintaining that perfect smile often requires a journey through orthodontic treatment. Understanding how teeth change as we develop, how orthodontic... read more »

Embracing Change: Five Reasons to Get Adult Braces

In a world that values self-confidence and a radiant smile, adult braces are gaining popularity as an effective transformative option for individuals seeking to improve their dental aesthetics. While braces are often associated with adolescence, an increasing number of adults are opting for orthodontic treatment to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Today our orthodontic team is happy to explore... read more »

How To Keep Your Child’s Braces Safe During Sports Activities!

Wearing braces is pretty much a common rite of passage for many children today, and while braces work their magic to create a perfect smile, it's crucial to protect them, especially during sports activities. Sports-related injuries can pose a threat to braces, but with the right precautions, your child can enjoy both their favorite sports and maintain a healthy set of... read more »

Is Your SmileDirectClub Treatment in Limbo Now?

SmileDirectClub recently announced it was shutting down its operations and stopping its teeth-aligner treatments for good. Additionally, its telehealth aligner treatment is no longer available and its customer-care support has ceased. The American Association of Orthodontists President, Dr. Myron Guymon estimates that tens of thousands of people could be affected and should seek the care of a professionally trained orthodontic... read more »

How Straight Teeth Can Affect Your Health, Confidence and Opportunities

When it comes to your appearance, having an appealing smile has long been considered a universal symbol of warmth, confidence and approachability. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, straight teeth also play a significant role in your oral health, self-esteem and overall well-being. Let’s look at seven great reasons why having straight teeth matters more than you might think! 1-Oral Health Benefits... read more »