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 »

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 »