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 »

Orthodontics: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Retainers

Do you have questions about retainers? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Derick Phan, strongly recommends finding the answers quickly. Knowing all about retainers can help you maintain a top-notch appliance and can even help you care for your smile. So, it’s best to start looking for your answers. To help... Read more »

The Art of Brushing and Flossing With Braces

Braces can help you attain a more attractive smile. You may have to earn this smile through your efforts however, and you can do this by practicing the art of brushing and flossing more thoroughly. A few extra steps may be needed, but they can help you keep your teeth... Read more »

Expect These Dental Checkup Steps When You Have Braces

Did you know you still need to attend your dental checkups when you have braces? Well, it’s true, even though you visit your orthodontic team frequently. Your dental checkups deeply clean your teeth, gums and appliance and help you have the top-notch smile you deserve. They also help you prevent... Read more »

Malocclusion: Beating the Bad Bite Blues

Do you have an irregular bite? One in five people do have a minor form of malocclusion, which is any type of irregular contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed. Some of the time, there is no need of treatment because the issue is so... Read more »

How Invisalign® is Changing the Orthodontic Game

Did you know that an orthodontic treatment exists that provides helpful benefits of braces but with a more cosmetic approach to re-aligning your teeth? While the prospect of straighter teeth is something that appeals to most patients, many people are put off by the thought of bulky metal braces and... Read more »

Orthodontic Health Care Plans: Benefits of Braces

Have you ever noticed your teeth are out of alignment and have yet to do something to correct them? Due to the numerous benefits that orthodontic aligners can provide, it is important to visit your orthodontist to determine your options for straightening your teeth. Some of the benefits are as... Read more »

Maintain Healthy Gums with Traditional Braces

The orthodontic braces components installed in your mouth by Dr. Derick Phan represent a significant investment in correcting your misaligned teeth. It involves regularly attending adjustment appointments with our orthodontist to alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in the sockets. With consistent timing, this process will eventually... Read more »

Crowd-Pleasing, Braces-Friendly Desserts

If you are new to traditional braces, new food restrictions can be discouraging. It is true that you need to skip that bowl of mixed nuts during cocktail hour--remember that your oral health comes first--but don’t fret! There are still many foods you CAN eat. Include these foods at the... Read more »