Invisalign® – Yes, It Works

A straight, beautiful smile is something that everyone wants. And rightfully so, since a good smile can do wonders for your appearance and self-esteem. A straight smile is something that’s been linked to higher success in social and professional situations. Getting that smile, though, isn’t an ideal process. Most people... Read more »

How to Properly Brush Your Teeth and Braces

Did you know brushing is essential when aligning your teeth with braces? Well, it’s true. Brushing helps you clean your teeth, gums and appliance and helps you prevent dental problems, like cavities and periodontal disease. So, it’s important to make brushing a top priority. To help you properly and effectively... Read more »

Food and Braces: What to Know

Do you know what foods you can and can’t eat when you’re wearing braces? Or do you just eat food and take a risk that you won’t break your braces? A lot of people take that approach, surprisingly. It’s hard to give up your favorite food for a few years... Read more »

Inquiries Into the Benefits of Straighter Teeth

To ensure your smile can be well protected, you'll need to assess any forms of dental damage that arise or issues associated with bad bites and malocclusions. If you are suffering from a malocclusion, an orthodontic treatment such as braces may be required. Common questions concerning braces and the benefits... Read more »

Why Children Need Early Orthodontic Care

Many people assume that the youngest recipients of orthodontic treatment are teenagers and possibly preteens. While many patients receiving braces are indeed teens, it is recommended that children undergo orthodontic treatment before they reach their teen years. Our orthodontist offers orthodontic care for children to ensure they can enjoy strong,... Read more »

Why Should I Get Braces?

Braces are a common sight in our society, but what are they for? Braces are an orthodontic treatment used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion. Malocclusion occurs when there is imperfect alignment of the teeth when the jaws are closed. The teeth may be crowded or crooked, or it could... Read more »

Tips for Teeth with Braces

You can enjoy a lifelong smile that is strong, healthy and attractive by receiving custom orthodontic treatment to enhance your tooth alignment and stabilize your bite. To help you enjoy effective orthodontic care, we offer tips on which foods to avoid and how to clean braces: — As you may... Read more »

Occlusal Issues That May Require Braces

If your teeth do not correctly align in your smile, that is a condition referred to as a malocclusion, which is also commonly known as a bad bite. Malocclusions can develop in your bite at any age and for a multitude of reasons. Orthodontics is typically the best method to... Read more »

Why Your Regular Orthodontic Appointments Are Important When You’re Aligning Your Smile

If you wonder why your orthodontic adjustment appointments are important when you’re aligning your smile with braces in Davenport, Florida, then you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontist, Dr. Chris Shannon, is happy to tell you the reasons why it’s essential to visit our office regularly. Those reasons... Read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Orthodontics

Making the most of your smile requires cleaning your teeth on a daily basis. However, if your teeth are not in their proper alignment, your oral health will suffer. Thus, an orthodontic aligner treatment system will be needed to readjust your smile and place your teeth back in their natural... Read more »