Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your… Read more »

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 correct alignment by taking a… 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 why you are wearing braces…. 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 to be addressed? Your original… 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 ever adults are successfully straightening… 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 determine what orthodontic treatment is… Read more »

Tips for Retainer Care

After you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure that you keep your smile straight and perfect afterward. That’s why you see people wearing a retainer well after their treatment has been completed. But wearing a retainer comes with its own requirements. If you don’t take care of your… Read more »

Safe & Unsafe Treats With Braces

If you have braces and a sweet tooth, times may be tough. However, there is no real reason to worry. It’s true that some treats cannot be enjoyed with braces, but there are many sweet treats that are safe for you to enjoy. Our orthodontist and team in Johnson City, Tennessee, can go over treats… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: The Tips You Need to Keep Your Braces Clean

It’s very important to have a diligent oral hygiene routine when you have braces. This is because oral hygiene can clean and care for your teeth, gums and appliance during treatment, which can help you avoid orthodontic and dental problems. So, our orthodontists, Dr. Daniel Bradshaw and Dr. John Hathaway, strongly encourage you to make… Read more »

Orthodontic Retainer Know-How

The day that you have your braces removed will no doubt be a happy day, as you will be able to show your beautiful new smile to everyone. However, there is another step after braces, which is the retention period, and we offer some insight into wearing an orthodontic retainer. Braces are typically worn for… Read more »