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Common Orthodontic Problems

It is incredibly common for people of all ages to experience orthodontic problems at some point. While we may typically associate orthodontia with braces and alignment, there are several valid reasons to seek treatment. For some, the issue might be purely cosmetic, while for others orthodontic help is necessary to improve their health and overall [...]

Are You Grinding your Teeth at Night?

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, earache or dull headache? You may be grinding your teeth at night! What Causes Teeth Grinding Don’t worry! Nighttime teeth grinding is a fairly common occurrence, and everyone grinds their teeth at some point or another – whether we realize it or not. While [...]

Rubber Bands and Your Smile

Rubber bands are an integral part of effective orthodontic treatment. To make sure your treatment plan runs smoothly, we strongly encourage you to wear your bands as prescribed. A Crucial Force for Your Teeth In most cases, rubber bands connect the brackets and hooks to the teeth. This provides a firm yet gentle force on [...]

By |2018-12-11T19:05:32+00:00December 11th, 2018|Jay Harris Orthodontics, Treatment|0 Comments

Invisalign®: Common Questions

Invisalign is an excellent choice for patients wanting to try an invisible braces option. This system of clear aligners adjusts your teeth gently yet efficiently without brackets and wires. If you’re looking for the comfort and convenience of clear braces, Invisalign may be right for you! Here are some common questions patients ask about this [...]

By |2018-11-05T22:12:44+00:00November 5th, 2018|Jay Harris Orthodontics, Treatment|0 Comments

Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

Tooth decay can be harder to control when you start orthodontic treatment. Once you get your braces placed, food and drinks can get trapped in and around your appliances as well as your teeth. Proper teeth cleaning becomes essential to help your teeth stay healthy and strong throughout treatment. To reduce plaque buildup, gingivitis, and [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:14:39+00:00October 9th, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments

Cleaning Your Retainer

Your retainer is just like your teeth: you need to clean it thoroughly to ensure it stays free of plaque and bacteria. While Invisalign users are already familiar with cleaning their aligners every day, it may take some getting used to if you’ve had traditional metal braces. Why Do Clean Retainers Matter? A clean appliance [...]

By |2018-09-04T18:33:32+00:00September 4th, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments

Dental Braces: Your First Visit

Getting dental braces is a big step! You’ve made the decision to start your orthodontic journey and have scheduled your first appointment. So, what happens next? What to Expect At your first visit, you should expect to be at our office for about 45 minutes. During this initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your teeth [...]

By |2018-08-06T22:43:23+00:00August 6th, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments

Benefits of a Beautiful Smile

Orthodontics can give you the beautiful, straight smile that you desire. But there are more benefits to orthodontic treatment than simply aesthetics. We’ve compiled a list of ways orthodontics can change your life! Decrease Cavities Crowded teeth can make it difficult to efficiently clean the entire surface of every tooth. Even with floss, you may [...]

By |2018-05-22T17:59:20+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments

Dental Checkups and Braces

Dental checkups become even more important when you get braces put on. Every patient should continue to see the dentist twice a year for teeth cleanings. Depending on the type of treatment you require, your dentist may wish to see you more than twice a year. This ensures your teeth stay healthy throughout treatment. Why [...]

By |2018-04-18T23:13:56+00:00April 18th, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments

Brushing with Braces

Brushing with braces can come with a learning curve. When you get your braces placed, teeth cleaning becomes more important than ever. With the addition of orthodontic appliances, food particles can build up in hard-to-reach places, making it more difficult to completely clean your teeth. No matter what type of appliance you get, whether traditional [...]

By |2018-03-20T19:16:14+00:00March 20th, 2018|Treatment|0 Comments