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 »

Orthodontics: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Brushing When You Have Braces

Do you have questions about brushing when you have braces? If so, it’s time to find the answers. Not knowing all about brushing can be detrimental to your smile, oral health and orthodontic journey. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Barnett, would like to help you get started on finding your... Read more »

Use These Tips to Keep Your Retainer in Tip-Top Shape

Your orthodontic retainer is a very important appliance, especially because it keeps your teeth in their proper positions and helps you maintain the beautiful smile you love. If you want your retainer to take care of you, then you need to take care of it, which means you need to... Read more »

Avoid Braces Problems on Easter by Using Our Tips

Easter is a wonderful holiday full of Easter egg hunts, yummy treats and family time. You don’t want to put a damper on your day by suffering problems with your braces, do you? Well, our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Barnett, is happy to help you avoid braces issues as much as... Read more »

Invisalign®: Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

It’s very common for children and teenagers to receive braces, but many adults believe that orthodontic treatment is not an option in the later years. The good news is that thanks to the development of cosmetic orthodontic options, more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth through ortho treatment. We... Read more »

Do These Things to Make Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

Flossing is very important, which is why it’s recommended to floss at least once a day. Unfortunately, flossing when you have braces can be quite difficult, which can lead to skipping your flossing routine altogether. This is a big mistake and should be avoided at all costs. Our orthodontist, Dr.... Read more »

An Overcrowded Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted When Installing Orthodontic Braces

Your child’s teeth play an important role in the overt appearance of their smile as well as the basic function of their mouth. Alignment issues that aren’t corrected in a reasonable amount of time can increase your son or daughter’s chances of suffering from dental health conditions like tooth enamel... Read more »

Picking a Space Maintainer for Your Child

A space maintainer is designed exclusively for children who have lost a baby tooth before its time. This can happen due to baby bottle tooth decay or in a sports or playground accident. A space maintainer is a wise preventative appliance. It will fill in the missing gap with an... Read more »