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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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Warning Signs your Kids May Need...

07 Aug 2015
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We’ve all heard the sayings emphasizing the importance of reacting ahead of time. This concept is relevant in all aspects of life and Orthodontics is no exception! Here are some common warning signs that your child may require orthodontic treatment: Mouth Breathing Common symptoms of mouth breathing include dry cracked lips, a dry mouth, bad breath, snoring and daytime fatigue. If your child consistently breathes through his/her mouth,… Read More