Braces with Indirect Bonding

One of the scariest experiences in the dental office is the bonding appointment. This is the point in the treatment the braces are attached to the teeth and bands may be placed on the molars predicated on what treatments are required. This experience can be less than enjoyable and is often a discussion point of Read More

Broken Appliances/Emergencies

Broken appliances are the most common form of an orthodontic emergency. Most of the diverse problems are addressed on our web page. Usually wax or cutting the wire with wire cutters will address most common problems. But for most common problems look at our web page. Daily use of fluoride rinse is a good protection Read More

Hygiene Tips for Braces

Most children do not produce calculus (tartar). Thus, the importance of good brushing habits would entail the patient brushing for more than two minuets daily, “I advise the use of an egg timer, or electric tooth brush with a timer”. Then following up with a fluoride rinse, this can be done 1x-2x per day as Read More

Invisalign: Dentist vs. Orthodontist

The advances made by Invisalign over the last five years have been nothing short of remarkable. When Invisalign first came on the scene in 2007 it was little more than a fascinating quaint idea on broadening the availability of orthodontics to a broader range of patients. The additional bonus of this type of care could Read More

Advantages of Lingual Braces

Today there is an increasing demand for pleasing aesthetics. This is not only in regard to the finished product from an aesthetic procedure (plastic surgery, orthodontics, aesthetic dentistry), but is often preferred while the procedure itself is being performed. Thus in the field of orthodontics aesthetic appliances have become in demand. The forms of those Read More

Cuspid Substitution

When missing upper lateral incisors, there are two options for their replacement.  The first is referred to as cuspid substitution; this is done when the eye tooth or cuspid is placed in the position of the lateral incisor. The cuspid is then modified in size and shape to mimic the lateral incisor. The other option Read More