Propel is a unique FDA approved orthodontics tool for helping your teeth to move into their correct positions faster and more accurately than ever! This technology encourages accelerated bone remodeling while receiving orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and traditional braces. Propel is used by experienced and practiced orthodontists who...
Headgear is a broad term for orthodontic appliances that strap around the head to exert pressure from outside the patient’s mouth. Although not every child or adult who has braces will need headgear, headgear is important for certain cases and has its benefits. What are the benefits of needing orthodontic headgear? Here’s...
If you had braces as a child or teenager, you probably aren’t anxious to repeat the experience. Although cumbersome for some teens, most adults are happy that they received treatment and have a straight smile today. But what happens when you already had braces as a kid but need...

Caring for Your Braces

If you have braces, congratulations! You’re well on your way to a gorgeous smile. While many people get braces as children and teenagers, more and more adults are opting for the treatment to get their dream smile. Although braces can be cumbersome at times, those colorful bands and shiny...
Having an underbite is not only usually noticeable, it can also cause many different problems with your smile. These include problems eating or speaking, jaw pain, and uneven wear of your tooth enamel, which can cause tooth decay. The main cause of an underbite is usually genetic and not something that can...
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...
While some children are excited to get braces and can’t wait, there are others that dread this event in their life! While braces have come a long way from the traditional “metal mouth”, most braces typically look and feel the same. Some orthodontists offer colorful bands, some don’t. Some...
Congratulations on getting braces! Whether you need a few tweaks or are in for a few years of treatment, braces are an excellent option for kids and adults alike to correct dental problems. Having the proper bite and straight teeth is part of having a healthy smile for life....
With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? Here are just a few...
Your child’s baby teeth are a crucial part of the smile he or she will develop—they help to guide the permanent teeth into their proper places, then fall out to make way for them. As your child’s permanent teeth grow, it’s essential to get dental checkups. Getting checkups throughout...