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My Teeth have shifted! What do I do? Retainers play a crucial role after orthodontic treatment and must be worn as instructed by your orthodontist to maintain the ideal alignment of the teeth. If not worn properly teeth will shift and “relapse” of the crowding will likely occur. Spaces that were closed during orthodontic treatment […]

Can I speed up my orthodontic treatment? Moving teeth is a delicate, tricky, and slow process because it involves living cells and tissues. Three factors are involved during orthodontic tooth movement: the force applied on the tooth, the duration of that force, and the healing period that follows. Let’s talk about each of these factors […]

Are Braces safe? The field of orthodontics has gone through great technological advancements in the last century. The braces used today are much smaller, stronger, and safer than what they used to be decades ago. I am often asked if braces are safe for the teeth. The answer is yes. If placed properly by a […]

How to handle orthodontic emergencies Orthodontic “emergencies” are an unfortunate part of any orthodontic treatment. Even with the best orthodontist and the highest quality braces one is bound to have one or more emergency trips to the orthodontic office during treatment. Even though I am using the word emergency, complications with orthodontic treatment are rarely […]