How to Prevent Stains from Braces? For First Time and Long-Time Users

How to Prevent Stains from Braces? For First Time and Long-Time Users

If you’re getting braces, keep in mind that your chance of tooth discoloration goes up during the process. Patients with traditional braces are more likely than others to experience discoloration of the teeth. Teeth with braces are prone to developing more plaque if they aren’t cleaned frequently enough. In this article, we will discuss ways…

Braces for Impacted Teeth

Braces for Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth has not gone through the gum line and is, therefore, unable to grow into its proper place on its own. Rather than that, the tooth becomes embedded – or “impacted” – in the gum tissue or bone. If left untreated, this might result in dental difficulties and other health problems. There are…

General Dentist vs. Orthodontist: Similarities and Differences

General Dentist vs. Orthodontist: Similarities and Differences

Dentists and orthodontists both deal with teeth. Both provide professional care that promotes oral health, and both are graduates of dentistry school. Additionally, your dentist may provide orthodontic services, causing you to believe they are an orthodontist. However, simply placing aligners or braces on teeth does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontist. Similarities Promotion…

Can Invisalign Fix a Crossbite?

Can Invisalign Fix a Crossbite?

Any time one or more teeth are misplaced, a crossbite occurs. All teeth and any angle can lead to crossbites. Crossbite treatment is needed for various reasons, including beauty, function, and overall health. Read along to discover whether Invisalign can fix a crossbite.  What is a Crossbite? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a…

From Braces to In-House Aligners to Get That Perfect Smile

From Braces to In-House Aligners to Get That Perfect Smile

Orthodontic treatment of teeth misalignment typically requires wearing braces or aligners for a considerable amount of time. The number of treatment options available for teeth misalignment has increased over the years as dentistry continues to innovate.  Clear aligners are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available today. Historically, orthodontists have contracted with a third-party provider to…

How to Use Chewies for Invisalign or Orthodontic Aligners?

How to Use Chewies for Invisalign or Orthodontic Aligners?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners designed to fit comfortably over your teeth to straighten your teeth. Your aligners must fit properly so that your treatment can proceed as planned. When you first begin using a new set of aligner trays, you may notice that they do not comfortably fit against your teeth. Biting down…

Flossing with Braces: The Proper Way to Floss with Braces

Flossing with Braces: The Proper Way to Floss with Braces

Flossing with braces can be a tricky task, but it is not impossible.  Flossing, or cleaning between teeth with a wax-coated thread, scrapes the hard-to-reach areas that brushes frequently miss, especially when brackets and wires of the braces are present.  Floss between each tooth once a day, then clean around the brackets and under the wires with…