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 »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Deviations in Your Dentition

The natural alignment of your bite pattern influences your smile’s appearance, and can also have an increasing impact on the health of your teeth. Without proper correction by some form of orthodontic braces your teeth can be at increased risk for tooth enamel attrition, and dental fractures. If it’s caught... Read more »

Malocclusion & Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting the position of the teeth and jaws. Having orthodontic treatment performed can lead to a healthier mouth, a more attractive smile, and teeth that are more likely to last for a lifetime. Dr. Claudia Torok can determine whether or not... Read more »

How to Achieve Fresh Breath with Braces

Do you wish you could have a fresh and pristine breath while you align your smile with braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Claudia Torok, has some good news for you: There are things you can do to achieve that breath you desire! To help you achieve those goals, our... Read more »

Dental Caries Can Interrupt the Process of Realigning Your Teeth with Braces

The orthodontic components of your braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Claudia Torok and his associates are designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. This is done through the course of routine adjustment sessions performed every four to six weeks. Each of these important appointments will gradually... Read more »

What Does the Invisalign® Treatment Include?

If you’re interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign®, good for you! You’re on your way toward the stunning and healthy smile you desire. Now, the treatment is a little different from braces, which might result in a few questions. To help you know a little more about the process... Read more »