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Orthodontic Relapse: Why It Happens And...

28 Nov 2016
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It’s the best day of your orthodontic treatment, the day your braces finally come off! You are provided with your new retainers and instructions on how to wear and take care of them. Off you go with good intentions of wearing them every…single…day. Initially you make good on your word, every night you faithfully brush and floss your beautiful teeth and pop your retainer in. Months pass and you suddenly realize you cannot remember the last time you wore your retainer, in fact you aren’t entirely sure where your retainer is. Time goes on and life happens, a call to your orthodontist to make an appointment keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the to do list. One day you find yourself sliding your tongue across your teeth and something feels a bit off. You…

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Beyond a Beautiful Smile…Why Bite...

09 Jun 2016
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When it comes to orthodontic issues, straightening crowded teeth to create a beautiful smile is Priority #1 for our orthodontic patients. The correction of bite problems tends to be lower on the priority list. However, a poor bite, also known as a malocclusion can cause significant problems in the future. Bite problems can include overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. A poor bite can be caused by a… Read More

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Considering Orthodontic Treatment As An...

04 Dec 2015
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If your dentist has recommended adult braces to correct certain issues with your teeth, you probably have some questions. When we think of braces we’re inclined to picture a teenager with mouth full of metal wires. However, adults can benefit from braces too, and they’re not often the clunky hardware that you’re thinking of anymore. Adult braces can contribute to better health and an amazing smile. Here are… Read More

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Helping Your Child Get Comfortable With...

04 Jan 2016
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Getting braces for your child can be a little stressful – and that goes for both the child and the parents. For a pre-teen or a teen, wearing braces can seem like a huge cramp on their style, while parents tend to worry about how their kids will cope – both emotionally and physically – with wearing them. It’s important to have a conversation with your child about… Read More

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What Is AcceleDent?

30 Sep 2015
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Braces are a very effective appliance to straighten your teeth and give you a dazzling smile, but wearing them is generally not on the list of top fun things to do. You’ll be happy to know that there is a product that speeds up the brace-wearing time. It’s called AcceleDent. It is a hands free device that uses Micro pulse Technology to accelerate the rate of bone remodelling, which is… Read More

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Why Are Elastics Used In Braces?

04 Sep 2015
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Braces are an investment to your health and appearance. An open and confident smile draws people to you, and that is an important first step towards success in all areas of your life. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, correct your teeth’s position by applying gentle pressure to the teeth. Sometimes however, elastics are also used. Elastics are basically small rubber bands that you attach to the brackets. They not only apply… Read More

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How Does Invisalign Work?

28 Aug 2015
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Do you want a beautiful, healthy smile without having to wear braces? Invisalign could be the solution… What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that to straightens your teeth with a series of removable aligners. Each aligner is customized to fit your mouth, and are made of clear thermoplastic material. These aligners are very similar to teeth-whitening trays in how they are worn and can be removed… Read More