What Are the Risks of DIY Braces?

Ever since YouTube began helping people learn and execute do-it-yourself (DIY) projects with accuracy and success, it’s become tempting to take on more challenging projects to save money. While this strategy works for learning how to crochet or paint your home, straightening your teeth should not be on that list... Read more »

Consider Water Flossing for Your Dental Flossing Needs

When it comes to caring for your teeth in or out of braces, you already know how important it is to brush twice a day. Cleaning your teeth daily helps get rid of harmful bacteria or plaque in the mouth that can cause gum disease and tooth decay. But brushing... Read more »

A New Year, A New Smile with Invisalign®!

Happy New Year, everyone! We are excited for new beginnings and brighter, straighter smiles. One option we provide for a better-aligned smile is Invisalign. These aligners straighten your teeth discreetly, so you don't have to worry about how you look during the orthodontic process. They gradually shift your teeth into... Read more »

Early Orthodontic Treatment Benefits Your Child’s Growing Smile

When your child comes in for early orthodontic treatment, it’s usually not just because their teeth are not aligned. Because of this misalignment, this can lead to poor facial development or other health problems. If your child’s developing jaws and face don’t grow correctly, there may be health issues that... Read more »

Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

Help Hurricane Victims

Win this Paddle Board and help hurricane victims! **Please read entire postl**. Donate to Volunteer Florida and we will enter you to win this Live L2Utility Paddle board and paddle valued at over $1600! Suggested contribution for 1 entry is a $10 donation to Volunteer Florida. You can also contribute and register to... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

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 »

What You Should Know About a Palatal Expander

The palatal expander is one of the most common appliances orthodontists use to create more space. It can certainly sound and look scary, but it is a surprisingly simple appliance to use and tolerate! What does an expander look like? - An expander is fit over a few of the... Read more »