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 they may be sensitive if you just received braces or... 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 very important throughout the process. Treatment and complications related to... read more »

Braces Can Help Prevent Dental Complications

Uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth can sometimes do more than leave you with an awkward smile. In time, misaligned teeth or the improper relationship between two or more teeth can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel. As this problem progresses, you could also be at an increased risk for chipped or fractured teeth. In this situation,... read more »

How Can Braces Help Me?

If you’re curious to know how braces can help you, your teeth, and your smile, then our orthodontist, Dr. David S. Wilbanks, is more than happy to help you. Braces are handy appliances that are made of metal brackets and wires. They use pressure to shift the teeth into their proper positions. Braces can do many things for you. In... read more »

Braces Need to Be Protected from Harm

Your new orthodontic braces provided by Dr. David S. Wilbanks and the orthodontic specialists at Wilbanks Orthodontics’s clinic were designed to create a functional system capable of improving the alignment of your teeth. This is done by having your braces adjusted every four to six weeks. The progressive tension applied to the orthodontic components and your teeth will gradually move... read more »

All You Need to Know About Caring for Your Braces This Holiday Season

It’s important to keep your braces in tip-top shape this holiday season so you can remain on track toward your perfect smile. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember to take care of your braces because of the holiday parties, traditions, and shopping for gifts, so it’s important to do your best. To help you care for your braces, our dentist, Dr.... read more »

Don’t Let a Loose Spacer Alarm You

The orthodontic braces Dr. David S. Wilbanks installed in your mouth use a variety of orthodontic hardware components. This includes metal brackets, wires, bands, and spacers that create a dynamic system for gradually correcting the alignment, position, and orientation of your teeth. This is done through a series of regularly timed adjustment sessions. Each will tighten your braces to affect... read more »

Your Orthodontic Adjustments Are Very Important for Realigning Teeth with Braces

Your new orthodontic braces create a highly effective system for gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. Once completed it will give you a more attractive smile and a mouth less prone to dental attrition and dental fractures. Once our dentist, Dr. David S. Wilbanks has installed the various hardware components in your mouth, you will still need to return... read more »