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 »

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 »

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 »

Invisalign® Can Help Adults Address Their Misaligned Teeth

Tooth loss and natural changes in your oral structure that occur with age can gradually cause deviations in the alignment of your teeth. A problem like this might also be linked to misalignment issues that went uncorrected in adolescence. Without professional intervention the deviations in your dentition could lead to... Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Be Needed to Help Corrected Teeth Hold Their Position

Traditional braces employ a dynamic system of brackets, wires and other components designed to gradually correct misaligned teeth. They are often the ideal option for addressing overcrowded teeth, as well as a pronounced underbite or overbite. After our orthodontist installs the braces components you will need to return to Hawaii... Read more »

Why Orthodontics Is Recommended for All Ages

Patients who are interested in improving the alignment of their teeth and jaws can often benefit from orthodontics, which is the field of dental care that adjusts the tooth alignment to enhance the health of your smile. If your teeth are misaligned, this is called a malocclusion or bad bite.... Read more »

Your Toothbrush Should Never Be Far from Your Braces

When you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Aaron Miyai and our team highly encourage you to brush your teeth every day, at least twice a day. Regular tooth brushing is an important component of orthodontic treatment and should be performed after every meal and snack when you are wearing braces.... Read more »