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Occlusion is the word used to refer to the way your teeth align. Normally, they should be straight, properly aligned, with the upper jaw just slightly overlapping the lower jaw. Malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not align properly, leading to bite issues. There are different types of malocclusion depending on the way […]
Halloween is coming up, and we all know that means… lots of candy for the kids! While Halloween is a fun holiday and children love collecting tons of candy to eat, it’s important to keep dental health in mind around this time of year. Sugar is a major cause of cavities in children, so watching […]
It’s bound to happen. You’re done eating lunch, you go to rinse your mouth out to get food off of your braces…but it’s stuck! Allowing food to sit in or around your brackets can cause damage to your orthodontic appliances and teeth. Thankfully, there are useful tools for tackling stuck-on food. Here are some tips […]
There are a lot of problems you can run into while wearing braces. The wires, the brackets, the bands, the spacers…there are so many parts involved! If something goes wrong, it’s ideal to make an appointment with our top-rated Richmond braces provider for repairs and to check that everything is properly in place. However, in […]
You put a lot of effort into your orthodontic health and the last thing you want is to have stained teeth! Our recommended orthodontist near Richmond, VA, has outlined some tips below on how to prevent stains and keep your teeth healthy and bright. #1: Brush & Floss Twice Each Day Use a whitening toothpaste […]