Emergency Ortho Care


Emergency Ortho Care Emergency Care True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur, we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem you can't take care of yourself. We'll be able [...]

Palatal Expander


Palatal Expander The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will show you when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the [...]

Orthodontic Retention


Orthodontic Retention You’ve worked hard for your beautiful smile — keep it that way! Finally, your braces have been removed and your smile is beautiful, straight, and — best of all — metal-free! However, your orthodontic journey isn’t quite completed. To keep your smile looking its best, you’ll have [...]

Two-Phase Treatment


Two-Phase Treatment What is the advantage of Two-Phase orthodontic treatment? Two-Phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that combines tooth straightening and physical facial changes. The purpose of Two-Phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish an ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout [...]

Types of Braces


Types of Braces Traditional metal braces Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber [...]

Life with Braces


Life with Braces Oral hygiene with braces When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and [...]

Braces for All Ages


Braces for All Ages Our practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatments and your needs are met with understanding, respect, and full commitment from us. For [...]



FAQs What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. What is an orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed an advanced education program following dental school to learn the special skills required to [...]