Good Oral Hygiene Habits Are Important with Braces

Traditional braces incorporate a series of metal brackets that are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. They are integrated with orthodontic wires and other hardware components to create a system capable of gradually realigning your teeth. This process of straightening and aligning your... Read more »

Invisalign®: The Path to a Straighter Smile

If you are hesitant about straightening your teeth with the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, ask Dr. Lautt about Invisalign® in Ventura, California. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently straighten your smile over time. Consultation When you come in for your consultation appointment, our orthodontist... Read more »

Wearing Braces? Improve Your Results With Good Daily Oral Hygiene and Routine Cleanings

Plaque can accumulate on your teeth with or without braces, but adding brackets, wires, and elastic bands can increase plaque building up in those areas. To keep plaque under control. you want to brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular dental cleanings and checkups. Many patients have enjoyed using... Read more »

Expectations When Getting Braces

If you or a family member needs orthodontic care, you may want to know what to expect, to ensure you are comfortable with wearing braces. There are different adjustments when getting orthodontic treatment, but with knowledge and understanding, you can bypass issues and enjoy the process. Once treatment is completed,... Read more »

Rare Orthodontic Appliances

You’ve probably heard of braces and retainers, but are you aware of jaw repositioners? What about space maintainers? Lip and cheek bumpers? Dental devices come in a number of forms and fashions, and if you’ve got crooked chompers or other misalignment conditions, there’s something we can do for you. The... Read more »

How to Maintain a Healthy Smile When You Have Braces

When you align your smile with braces, plaque and food particles can easily gather around your appliance and between your teeth and cause issues. If you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums during your orthodontic journey, there is a good chance you could suffer a poor oral... Read more »

The Brushing Tips You Need to Properly Clean Your Smile When You Have Braces

When you are aligning your smile with braces, it’s important to properly clean your teeth, gums, and appliance regularly. If you have an improper brushing routine, it won’t do much good. So, to help you have the best brushing routine possible, our orthodontist, Dr. Lautt, is happy to give you... Read more »

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 »