Got Questions About Lingual Braces? Here Are Your Answers

Having questions about lingual braces can affect the decisions you make for your smile. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Arjun Patel, is pleased to offer the INBRACE lingual system at our practice. To help you get started on finding your answers, our orthodontist is happy to give you the answers to the... Read more »

Find the Answers to Your Retainer Questions Here

Retainers are top-notch appliances that can help you maintain a strong, healthy and straight smile. If you have questions about retainers, it can lead to improperly caring for your appliance, which can lead to an improperly cared for smile. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Arjun Patel, encourages you to find the... Read more »

Sleep Better – See your Orthodontist

Sleeping better and seeing your orthodontist don’t usually go hand-in-hand, right? Well, on the surface they don’t, but if you take a few minutes to look at what our orthodontist can do to help your sleep, you’ll understand why we offer sleep apnea services. If your sleep is disrupted at... Read more »

TMJ: Facts and Information on Treatments Available

TMJ is another name for the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that hinges the jaw. When you suffer from the TMJ disorder, you experience pain, discomfort and limited function in the joint and have trouble opening and closing the mouth. If you are a victim of this problem, you’re... Read more »

Malocclusions: Classes, Causes and Treatments

Do you have a malocclusion? Are you looking for a treatment? You are not alone. Approximately one person out of five have a malocclusion, which is where the teeth between the jaws contact irregularly. These could take the form of overbites, cross bites or under bites. Classes Malocclusions are separated... Read more »

Should Your Child See the Orthodontist Now?

While it’s true that we typically see only teens and preteens receiving orthodontic treatment and wearing braces, the truth of the matter is that orthodontic treatment is often required at a much younger age. Our orthodontist recommends that children receive an orthodontic exam by age seven to determine if they... Read more »

Traditional Braces to Correct an Overcrowding Issue

Growing up involves a number of changes in your child’s body, including significant changes in their oral structure as their mouth naturally continues to expand to its adult size. This occurs with permanent teeth replacing primary teeth to accommodate mature oral function. This process can sometimes result in the loss... Read more »

A Lost Primary Tooth Can Lead to Misaligned Permanent Teeth

Children and young adolescents can sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine. Compounded with their propensity for candy and other sweets, this puts them at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay. Sometimes a cavity can compromise a primary tooth so badly that it is completely lost or... Read more »

Fun Foods For Braces

If you are new to traditional braces, parties and gatherings can be hard. Often, there are foods there that you’ve been able to eat your whole life, but suddenly can’t. This can be discouraging. It is true that you may need to skip that bowl of mixed nuts during cocktail... Read more »

Invisalign®: Custom, Discreet, and Effective

Many people associate braces and orthodontic care with pre-teen to teenage years. Really, though, you can get a straighter, healthier smile at any age! Wary of “brace-face”? Don’t worry--we have a solution. Invisalign® may be the answer you are looking for. Rather than traditional brackets, bands, and wires, the Invisalign®... Read more »