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 is very important to the realignment process. Complications from tooth... read more »

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 teeth is maintained through regularly scheduled adjustment appointments at Coastal... 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 health. So, to help you have a healthy smile when... 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. One easy way to correct modest dental alignment problems is... read more »