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 »

Why You Should Spring for Orthodontic Treatments

Are you ready to align your smile? If so, we can help you! Orthodontic treatments are available to many who need it in order to achieve ideal oral health and alignment. Having aligned teeth can help you in many ways, which is why it’s ideal to strive for having ideal... Read more »

What Can InvisalignⓇ Do That Braces Cannot?

InvisalignⓇ retainers are another means you can use to realign your teeth, much like braces. However, Invisalign can do a few things that braces cannot. A nice thing about Invisalign is that it is transparent like a window. Because of this, your smile can be seen through them. Braces can... Read more »

Braces & Dental Hygiene

Good dental hygiene is imperative during orthodontic treatment. Dental hygiene during orthodontic treatment can prevent issues like cavities under the brackets and discoloration. To ensure that you or your child are cleaning your braces and teeth properly, Dr. Matthew Epperson and our team are happy to over instruction and advice.... Read more »

Traditional Braces Can Correct an Underbite

As your child’s mouth develops their permanent teeth gradually replace their primary teeth. Sometimes genetics, jaw structure and other factors can cause the lower front teeth to protrude at an unhealthy angle. Left unaddressed a pronounced underbite can leave them with inefficient oral function and a hampered sense of self-confidence.... Read more »