Your Summer Braces To-Do List

Young male teen checking off his summer braces to-do list

What’s on your summer to-do list? Traveling or vacationing? Swimming and playing sports? Maybe you’re more interested in ‘Netflix and do nothing at all’? Whichever way you prefer to do it is the right way to do it. That’s the beauty of summer. For some kids and teens, there are no questions asked when it […]

Join us in Taking it to the Nth Degree

Everyone knows that the New Year brings new beginnings and a fresh start – and we’re excited to announce that a major part of our fresh start is our new name, Nth Degree Orthodontics. This message from our doctors explains how we got here, and what’s next! Why “Nth Degree Orthodontics”? Dr. Thomas joined our […]

What is a crossbite and how do I fix it?

A crossbite is a bite misalignment (malocclusion), characterized by the upper teeth fitting inside of the lower teeth. With a healthy alignment, the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth. Crossbites are a cosmetic concern, as well as a functional concern. Leaving a crossbite condition untreated can lead to further complications, including teeth grinding, irregular […]

Understanding The Cost of Braces in 2021

Teen smiles wearing braces as she understands the cost of braces in 2021

Braces are a popular option for people seeking a bright, gorgeous, healthy smile! Braces are popular among children, teens and adults, because orthodontic treatment can transform a person’s confidence and self-esteem at any age. Orthodontic treatment can serve as preventive treatment to intervene with problematic orthodontic conditions before they progress, or as a treatment measure […]

Will Braces Cause a Gap in My Teeth?

If you’ve found yourself asking, “are my braces causing a gap between my front teeth,” – this one’s for you! The orthodontic treatment process is dynamic. Especially during the first few months of beginning treatment or finishing treatment, your teeth will go through a number of different changes. Teeth Spacing with Braces Your body does […]

Good News — Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Midline Misalignment

Midline discrepancy is a common condition among children, teens and adults caused by asymmetry in the dental points of one or both of the dental arches. Discrepancies between the midline teeth are primarily a cosmetic concern. With mild to moderate cases, this condition is harmless and very rarely presents any unpleasant symptoms. In severe cases, […]

Can I Get Cavities Easier When Wearing Braces?

If you are considering getting braces, or if you just started braces treatment, you may be wondering “can I get cavities with braces?” The answer is yes, you most certainly can. In fact, wearing braces increases the chances of getting a cavity, so it is extremely important to practice proper dental hygiene while wearing braces. […]

What are “crowded teeth”?

“Crowded teeth” is a common orthodontic condition that occurs when there is insufficient space in a patient’s mouth. This causes the teeth to rotate and overlap each other – hence the term “crowded” teeth. Crowded teeth can cause a number of problems, including oral health problems and self-esteem issues. Fortunately, we can treat this condition […]

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The ADA (American Dental Association) and our team are using this month as an opportunity to educate our patients, social media followers, parents and children on oral health. We want to promote good dental hygiene habits that support healthy smiles for a lifetime! According to the CDC, 1 […]

How to Clean Your Retainer

Transitioning from braces to a retainer is certainly a reason to smile! After months of undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to ensure that you can enjoy your new smile for a lifetime. Your retainer plays a huge part in your results! Knowing how to keep your retainer clean and cared for is critical for maintaining […]