Avoid These Snacks if You Wear Braces

When you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to enhance your smile, you may need to make some changes to your dietary habits to protect your orthodontic appliances from damage. Certain foods that are sticky or hard can damage both your teeth and your brackets and wires. In particular, the following snack... Read more »

Provide Your Smile Extra Support With Orthodontics

Have you ever heard of orthodontics? Although many individuals are familiar with most dental restoration treatment, a dental specialty known as orthodontics is designed to provide treatments that can effectively straighten teeth. If you are in need of braces or aligners to straighten out your teeth, visit your orthodontist for... Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Orthodontic Aligners

Orthodontic aligners are top-notch orthodontic treatments that can help you have the straight, beautiful and healthy smile you deserve. If you have questions about this appliance, our orthodontist, Dr. Aaron Miyai, is happy to help you find the answers. If you find the answers, you can ensure that this treatment... Read more »

What Can You Do if Your Braces Break?

When people think of braces, they often think of money. Because of that, if your braces become damaged, you may be tempted to panic, and worry that you are looking at an expensive fix and that your smile in jeopardy.  First, take a deep breath and relax. In most cases... Read more »

Regularly Scheduled Adjustments Help Correct Teeth with Braces

Your child’s new orthodontic braces include several interlinking hardware components to create a functional system that is capable of correcting the alignment of their teeth. This is done by applying modest tension to the braces at regularly scheduled adjustment sessions. By making regular adjustments to the braces, the wire can... Read more »

Loose or Damaged Braces Need Professional Attention

Your new braces incorporate several different components which work together to straighten your teeth. Braces are an effective system that gradually corrects the alignment of your smile. Braces also require routine adjustments so that they can do their job. The components of your braces are intended to be durable enough... Read more »

If You Have Braces, Daily Oral Care Can Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Your risk of gum disease heightens during orthodontic treatment because food and plaque particles easily become trapped in the wires and brackets so cleaning your smile becomes more challenging. To reduce your risk of gum disease while wearing braces, you can improve your oral health daily through these steps: -... Read more »

Why You May Have a Malocclusion and What to Do About It

Did you know that one in five Americans has a malocclusion? A malocclusion refers to any misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Common examples include overbites, underbites, cross bites and open bites. What is the reason for a malocclusion? For one, our ancestors’ jaws were much larger. Dietary and genetic... Read more »

Fascinating Ortho Appliances You May Not Know About

You’ve likely heard of braces and retainers, but do you know about jaw repositioners? What about space maintainers? Lip and cheek bumpers? Oral devices come in numerous forms and fashions, and if you’ve got crooked teeth or other misalignment problems, there’s certainly something we can do for you. The following... Read more »

Dental Attrition Problems Can Often Be Attributed to Minor Deviations in the Alignment of Your Teeth

Opting to not have the alignment of your teeth corrected in adolescence can eventually lead to other oral health problems later on in adult life. One possible condition that could arise from a minor deviation with the alignment of two or more teeth is known as dental attrition. As time... Read more »