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 »

Why Choose Orthodontics?

Though looks may be a driving factor in choosing orthodontics treatment, a properly aligned smile assists with far more than aesthetics. In fact, straight teeth contribute to a host of aspects to oral health! One of the ways a straight smile benefits you daily is that it contributes to positive... Read more »

Problems May Arise With Braces Occasionally

Sometimes you run into problems with your braces. Broken or loose brackets and wires, loose bands, or wires sticking out can all pop up. At best, these problems are annoying, at worse, they can jeopardize your care. If you are experiencing any of these issues, call our team to discuss... Read more »

Eat This, Not That: Braces Holiday Edition

Holidays are a fun time with family, friends, and delicious foods. For those with braces, though, sometimes holiday treats can feel very limited. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! There are still plenty of holiday foods you CAN eat--especially if you make them yourself. Here are some... Read more »