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 »

Dental Malocclusions that May Require Orthodontic Treatment

Addressing the alignment of your teeth is an important part of caring for your smile and maintaining proper oral health. If you are experiencing alignment issues in your teeth or jaws or both, you could have an increased risk of developing other oral health issues and have a smile that... Read more »

Traditional Braces Can Help Correct Misaligned Teeth

An unaddressed underbite, overbite or overcrowding issue with your teeth can do more than leave you with an unattractive smile. Over time the unhealthy relationship between multiple teeth in your dentition can lead to increased risk of dental fractures and other chronic problems like dental attrition. Fortunately, our dentist can... Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment Requires a Successful Diet Plan

Receiving braces can bring about many changes in your daily habits, including your meal plan and how you eat food. We are pleased to help you have successful orthodontic treatment with the tips to protect your braces from damage when eating food: - Avoid chewing with your front teeth, as... Read more »

Your Hawley Retainer Needs Good Oral Hygiene Practices

Each of your braces adjustment sessions with our orthodontist served an important role in correcting your misaligned teeth. The progressive tension applied to the components helped to stretch and alter the periodontal connective tissues that are responsible for anchoring your teeth in place.   Once your teeth have achieved their... Read more »

Teeth With Braces Need Good Oral Hygiene Practices

Traditional braces are often used by an orthodontist like Dr. David S. Wilbanks to gradually correct misaligned teeth. This requires consistently timed adjustment appointments to tight the braces components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in your gums. Preventing tooth decay and maintaining healthy gums is... Read more »