Braces are a Big Deal

Getting braces is the sign that you’re moving from being a boy to being a man. It’s the sign that you’re old enough to drive, to go out on dates, and - wait, we’re getting this confused with a different teenage rite of passage. Joking aside, braces are a big... Read more »

Traditional Braces Need Regularly Scheduled Adjustments

An orthodontist will often recommend traditional braces to help correct misaligned teeth. This involves cementing small metal brackets onto the faces of the teeth. They will then be integrated with orthodontic wires, bands, spacers and other hardware components to create a system capable of affecting the periodontal ligaments that anchor... Read more »

Traditional Braces Can Address Misaligned Teeth

Genetics and other factors can sometimes affect your child’s oral structure leading to misaligned teeth. This could also manifest as a pronounced underbite or overbite, as well as potential overcrowding issues. This can leave your son or daughter feeling self-conscious about their smile’s appearance. It could potentially lead to dental... Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Invisalign®

Have you always wanted orthodontic aligners to straighten teeth pulled or are you always worried about what individuals close to you may think? Even though you may be older, it is possible to receive orthodontic care. However, many patients are often worried about the way their orthodontic treatments will stand... Read more »

Dental Facts and Findings on Benefits of Braces

One of the key principles of a perfect smile includes providing the necessary oral health care in the event that bad bites are present. If for any reason your teeth are out of alignment it can lead to several oral health risks. Thus, an orthodontic treatment such as braces will... Read more »

How to Keep Gum Disease at Bay When You Have Braces

Did you know gum disease is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues? Well, it’s true. This is why it’s best to prevent it as much as possible. Unfortunately, those with braces are more prone to this disease because properly cleaning the teeth and gums can be rather... Read more »

Tips for Remembering Your Orthodontic Appointment

Do you oftentimes forget about your orthodontic adjustment appointment? If so, it’s time to change your ways. When you forget about your appointment, you greatly inconvenience our orthodontist, Dr. Claudia Torok, and orthodontic staff. So, it’s best to remember your appointment. To help you do so, we have some tips... Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Can Cause Problems with Braces

Your new orthodontic braces have been designed to gradually realign your teeth for a more appealing smile and a healthier mouth. This is done through routine adjustment sessions which will tighten the orthodontic components to affect the connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your periodontal tissues. Over time the... Read more »

How Braces Change the Way You Brush Your Teeth

No doubt, you have been caring for your teeth your whole life, and this shouldn’t change once you receive your braces. Although your teeth will be mostly covered by metal, it’s more important than ever before to brush every day since the appliances can trap food and lead to tooth... Read more »

Wear a Mouth Guard If You Plan to Play Sports With Braces

Dr. Claudia Torok and our team want you to feel comfortable wearing your braces, especially if you are involved in sports. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about playing sports while wearing braces. Do I need to give up sports while I wear braces? No, you... Read more »