Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Roadside Repairs for Your Braces

If you are getting braces, you are making two fairly significant investments. The first is time. You will be wearing your braces for a number of months, possibly even over a year. The second is money. Orthodontics are not cheap, and while your the orthodontist is happy to work with... Read more »

Retainer Power

If you have endured the many months it can take to align your smile then we are excited for you! After your teeth are aligned, for many people it’s important to keep the alignment in place through the use of a retainer. A retainer can keep your smile aligned at... Read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Helps Realign Your Teeth With Braces

Traditional braces are often used to gradually correct misaligned teeth through the process of consistently timed adjustment appointments. Each of these important sessions will tighten the braces components and alter the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in your gums. Our orthodontist notes that preventing cavities and maintaining healthy gums... Read more »

Different Styles for Different Smiles

Every smile is different, which means that not every type of orthodontic treatment will work for everyone. Based on your preferences and needs, our orthodontist can help you find an orthodontic treatment that can help you in the best way possible. Our orthodontist, Dr. Lautt with Coastal Orthodontic Care in... Read more »