Life After Treatment: Pros and Cons of Permanent Retainers (+ other options)

The braces have finally come off. Yay! Now you have the smile of your dreams. (And you can eat corn straight off the cob again!) But that’s not the end of the story. When the treatment phase is done, next comes the retention phase. The goal of this phase is to keep your teeth in […]

Is There An Ideal Type of Orthodontic Treatment?

The field of orthodontics has come a long way in the last few decades, and patients have more options than ever before! Depending on your own wants and needs, you can find the best treatment options for you. For “Invisible” Teeth Straightening Back in the day, straightening your teeth meant wearing metal brackets and wires. […]

Mental Health Month: The Positive Impacts of Smiling

This is a tough time for just about everyone. The novel coronavirus has changed the way we live our daily lives and leaves us with uncertainty over the future. With lockdowns, fears over health for ourselves and our loved ones, and financial and other stressors, we could all use some positivity right now. So Mental Health […]

Timing Treatment: When to Start & The Possible Outcomes of Ending Early

New patients have lots of questions when starting treatment – Will I need to wear a retainer afterwards? (Yes, probably.) Do I still have to floss? (Yes, definitely.) Can I still eat taffy? (No!) Unsurprisingly, some of the most common questions have to do with timing. Many patients want to know when the best time […]

A Day in The Life of an Orthodontist

One question I get quite often is about what my day is like as an orthodontist. The truth is, every day is different, which is one of the things I love about my job, but there are some things that are the same day-to-day. With that in mind, what follows is a look at a […]

Transforming With Treatment By Having A Crush On Your Brush

Valentine’s Day is a chance to tell that special someone in your life that you love them. We think it’s also a great opportunity to show how much you love your smile by having a crush on your brush! If you want beautiful, healthy teeth during and after orthodontic treatment, there are some simple things […]

Aligning Teeth Without Disrupting Your Lifestyle

Length of treatment, budget, appearance, desired outcome – there are many factors that go into deciding on a treatment plan to straighten your teeth. One factor I think is important but is often overlooked is lifestyle. People are busier than ever, both adults with busy work and home schedules and teens who are busy with […]

Orthodontists Are Dentofacial Orthopedists: Why This Is Important

All orthodontists are dentists but not all dentists are orthodontists. Upon graduation from dental school, graduates can begin practicing dentistry or can continue on in their studies to specialize. The American Dental Association recognizes 10 specialties in the field of dentistry, including Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Orthodontists are dentists who went on to complete an additional two […]

Gaining the Smile of Your Life

Sometimes it feels like orthodontic treatment takes a long time. But the end result is so worth it! In my practice, the goal is to help my patients attain the smile of their dreams and then keep that smile for life. Here’s what you need to know to keep your smile for life, too. When […]

Giving The Gift Of A Smile

It’s not an overstatement to say that when someone gets a new smile, it can be life-changing. Here are ways you can change a life by giving a smile. The Gift of a Healthy Smile Everyone knows that regular oral care is important for healthy teeth and gums, but unfortunately, sometimes obtaining that care simply […]


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