General Orthodontics

How Have Orthodontics Changed Since You Were Young?

Over the years, much like many other areas of our lives, the technology, trends, and best practices of orthodontics have changed drastically. When we say changed, we mean improved for the better. In the last 40 years orthodontic treatment has gone from a long, grueling, uncomfortable process that was only for those in upper class …

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Is Orthodontic Treatment Expensive? Can I Afford It?

Most people could benefit from orthodontic treatment. It is the only way to properly align misaligned teeth and correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Additionally, braces and Invisalign can help with conditions such as chronic bad breath, teeth grinding, TMJ, and more. Those who finish orthodontic treatment are also known to smile more, which has additional health …

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Common Myths About Braces (and the Truth Behind Them)

Braces have been around for a very long time, helping countless people achieve happier, healthier smiles. Unfortunately, like anything that’s been around for a while, braces have picked up a few myths and falsehoods along the way. This often results in people hesitating to get the orthodontic treatment they need.  We encounter plenty of misinformation when people …

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Do Braces Affect How You Talk?

Braces have long been the leading form of orthodontic treatment. They’re affordable and effective, providing patients with beautifully aligned teeth and healthier smiles. Despite their proven track record, some people with misalignment have reservations about receiving braces.  Common concerns include how they look and how they might feel. As far as appearances, it’s important to remember that braces are …

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Why Some Choose Braces Over Invisalign

Invisalign hit the market in 1997. Since then, it’s become an incredibly popular alternative to traditional bracket braces. Not only are Invisalign trays unnoticeable while you wear them, but you can take them out whenever you wish, allowing you to avoid the dietary restrictions of braces.  The advantages of Invisalign are so distinct that some wonder why anyone …

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Are My Teeth Too Sensitive for Braces?

Everyone’s teeth are sensitive to some degree. Though they’re protected by calcified mineral known as enamel, teeth house a lot of nerves. Extreme temperatures can breach even the strongest enamel, causing you to feel discomfort in your mouth. For some, however, teeth sensitivity is a near constant issue. Just eating a snack or brushing your teeth can cause …

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