Many people want a straighter smile and consider braces as a solution. However, if you have dental crowns or veneers, you might wonder if traditional braces are still an option to fix your tooth alignment, bite, or spacing concerns. So, is it possible to get braces with dental crowns or...
If you have gapped, crooked, or crowded teeth, orthodontic treatment can help you get your dream smile. However, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear traditional braces for years, or don’t want to commit to wearing Invisalign over 20 hours a day to straighten their teeth. However,...

What Is IPR?

IPR stands for interproximal reduction. Interproximal reduction is a technique that has been used for decades in dentistry, most commonly in orthodontics, to create more space for tooth movement and help teeth fit together more appropriately for a beautiful smile . During an interproximal reduction procedure, your oral healthcare professional...
A gap in the teeth is technically referred to as a diastema. While a diastema can refer to any gaps in the teeth, it’s most commonly referring to a gap between the front two teeth. Gapped teeth are common, and are usually the result of tooth misalignment or the size of...
You’ve invested time, effort, and money into straightening your teeth with braces, only to notice that they start shifting back after treatment. Seeing your once perfectly aligned smile gradually revert to its original position can be frustrating and disheartening. But why does this happen? It’s not uncommon for teeth to shift...
If you’re part of the one-third of Americans who are unhappy with their smile, you have options for correcting your teeth . It’s never too late to seek orthodontic treatment, even if you’re an adult. Millions of adults wear braces to correct their teeth, whether they never had to the...
Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary? Just as certain medical conditions can be hereditary, so can certain dental diseases. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, and our genes in combination with our environment play a huge role in what constitutes our everyday health. When it comes to oral diseases, there are...
Orthodontics can change many things about your smile, from the spaces between your teeth to your bite to the alignment of each tooth. For many people, investing in orthodontics is about more than having straighter teeth—it’s about having the confidence to smile more often. When considering orthodontic treatment with braces...
While the majority of people will have their wisdom teeth removed, not everyone will need to. These third molars make an appearance in our early adult years, typically around the age of 17, but for some, not until the early 20s. Why do some people need their wisdom teeth removed...
When it comes to orthodontic treatments, one tool that is commonly used is a palate expander. Palate expanders are dental appliances specifically designed to widen the upper jaw or palate. This treatment is often recommended for people with narrow arches or crowded teeth. Understanding what a palate expander is and...