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 »

What Makes Invisalign®️ So Popular?

Our orthodontist and team happily offer Invisalign® clear aligners for patients who want to create smiles that are straighter and more beautiful without the need for braces. If you feel it’s time for a smile makeover but don’t want to receive traditional orthodontic treatment in the form of braces, we... Read more »

Tips for Caring for Your Braces

Would you like some information about caring for braces? Dr. Claudia Torok is thrilled to give you some tips for taking care of your braces to make your orthodontic treatment a happy one. Foods to Avoid There are certain foods that should be avoided when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment... Read more »

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 »