Are You Considering Early Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child? Here Are the Benefits

Orthodontic treatment can help your child in a myriad of ways. Fortunately, because of the latest advancements in orthodontic technology, your child can start treatment at an early age, if necessary. This is called two-phase orthodontics. It involves correcting dental and developmental issues at a young age to prepare the... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer

Once your braces are removed, your orthodontist will fit you with a retainer. The job of the retainer is to make sure that your teeth settle securely into their new positions. In order for the retainer to do it’s job, it needs to be kept clean and in good shape.... Read more »

How Do I Relieve and Handle Orthodontic Soreness After an Adjustment?

If you’re experiencing soreness in your teeth after an orthodontic adjustment, there is nothing to worry about. This is normal and expected. In fact, it’s a sign your teeth are moving, which means you’re on your way toward the smile of your dreams! However, this doesn’t make it any less... Read more »

Adults and Braces

For years, braces were a right of passage for teenagers. In recent years however, more and more adults are considering getting braces. Besides the cosmetic considerations, there are other reasons for getting braces as an adult. Braces can correct a bad bite. When your teeth are improperly aligned, they can... Read more »

Dealing with Damage To Your Braces

As you know, your braces are going to be with you for many months. In fact, depending on your course of treatment, you may have to wear them for a year or more. Braces have an important job to do, and they need to be kept in good shape for... Read more »

Getting Ready For Your Braces

At some point, your dentist may notice that there are some problems with your teeth or jaw that require your teeth to be realigned. At that point he or she may suggest that you visit with an orthodontist such as Dr. Lautt at Coastal Orthodontic Care. When you come to... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Correct Minor Alignment Problems in a Short Amount of Time

If you had minor alignment issues with your teeth in your younger years and you opted not to have them treated, you could be prone to dental problems as an adult. Beyond cosmetic issues, misaligned teeth can cause problems with dental attrition and increase your risk of suffering dental fractures.... Read more »

The Basics of Malocclusions

Is your smile suffering from a malocclusion? A malocclusion is another name for a bad bite that is caused when your teeth and jawbones fail to correctly line up. In order to ensure your teeth get the malocclusion treatment you need, it is important to correctly understand the following types... Read more »

Cleaning Methods for Your Orthodontic Instruments

Do you know of any cleaning methods for your orthodontic instruments? If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is imperative to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also imperative in ensuring they can continue... Read more »

Can Orthodontics Improve Your Oral Health?

Were you aware that orthodontics isn't just beneficial for straightening your teeth, but benefits your oral health as well? This is because a straight smile allows you better access to brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay and gum disease which can destroy your smile. In addition to correcting spacing... Read more »