Palatal Expanders – Uses, Types, and What to Expect

Palate expanders… the uses, types, what to expect and more. Palate expanders fix and prevent common dental conditions. They are simple oral devices. They are often called palatal expanders, jaw expanders, and/or orthodontic expanders. These expanders make a proper amount of space in a child’s mouth. It works by slowly widening the upper jaw over … Continue reading “Palatal Expanders – Uses, Types, and What to Expect”

What Color Braces Make Your Teeth Look Whiter and What Colors to Avoid

What color braces make your teeth look whiter? What colors should you avoid? The color of your braces is important and you probably would like to make your teeth look whiter in the process. Your treatment could last many months and even years. That being said, you want to be happy with the color bands … Continue reading “What Color Braces Make Your Teeth Look Whiter and What Colors to Avoid”

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces? The Pros and Cons of Each

Is invisalign better than braces? What are the pros and cons of each? When it comes to straightening your teeth, the top two options that come to mind are likely Invisalign and braces. But, which one should you choose? There are main differences that set these two options apart. No matter the option you choose, … Continue reading “Is Invisalign Better Than Braces? The Pros and Cons of Each”

Things You Can Eat With Braces… and What You Shouldn’t

The things you can eat with braces and things you shouldn’t eat with braces. It’s no secret that braces have a tendency to cause irritation and/or pain around your teeth and gums. That being said, finding things to eat with braces can feel like quite the challenge. Some foods you would normally have may not … Continue reading “Things You Can Eat With Braces… and What You Shouldn’t”

AcceleDent Aura – What It Is, How It Works and Is It Right for You?

What is AcceleDent Aura, how does it work, and is it right for me? The process for braces and Invisalign® can be quite lengthy. Some even need them on for years. Luckily, the process of straightening your teeth can be professionally accelerated. That’s where Acceledent Aura comes in. What is Acceledent Aura? Our practice is … Continue reading “AcceleDent Aura – What It Is, How It Works and Is It Right for You?”

How to Keep Your Teeth White While Wearing Braces

Do braces make your teeth turn yellow? And if so, what can you do about it? We get these kinds of questions often from our patients. While yes, it is possible that braces can result in slight discoloration, there are ways you can help to prevent this from happening. It starts with consistent and effective … Continue reading “How to Keep Your Teeth White While Wearing Braces”

How to Accelerate Your Braces Treatment

One of the most common questions we get when working with a new braces patient is, “how long do I have to wear my braces?” or, “how can I accelerate braces treatment?” The answer, like most orthodontic treatments, is that it depends. Every person responds to orthodontic treatment differently and given the various types of … Continue reading “How to Accelerate Your Braces Treatment”

How Much Do Braces Cost? Tips for Maximum Savings

The cost of braces may vary due to the fact that each individual’s case is determined by many factors. Factors may include how severe the case is, how long treatment will take, and if any complications arise along the way. Also, the American Association of Orthodontists does not track any fees for orthodontic care, so … Continue reading “How Much Do Braces Cost? Tips for Maximum Savings”

Clear Braces: Everything You Need to Know

If you are searching for braces, clear braces might be what you are looking for. Clear bracket braces have become more popular because of their ability to blend in with the teeth. But, it is important to do your research and choose the best option for you. What are clear braces? Clear or “tooth-colored” brackets … Continue reading “Clear Braces: Everything You Need to Know”

8 Myths About Braces You Should Know

There’s all kinds of rumors that float around about braces. If you’ve never had braces, you’re likely to be worried about some of these myths which might be keeping you from getting braces. Here’s the truth about braces and some answer to common braces myths. Can braces rust? The answer is no, braces do not … Continue reading “8 Myths About Braces You Should Know”