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 »

Soft Foods for Braces: Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Bothered by the food restrictions when getting braces? This family favorite goes great with dental work! As long as you cook the macaroni until it is soft and savory, you won’t have to worry about anything wrecking your brackets and wires. INGREDIENTS: -1 package macaroni (8-9 oz.) -3 cups thin white sauce (see below) -¼… Read more »

Tips on How to Have a Top-Notch Orthodontic Journey

Orthodontic treatment can help you have the strong, healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. However, this is only the case if you do all you can to keep your teeth, gums and appliance in tip-top shape. To increase your chances of having a top-notch orthodontic journey in , , our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy… Read more »

Why Bother with Braces?

Do you really need braces? After all, they just make your teeth straight. That’s not a big deal, is it? Well, if you don’t care about having a spectacular smile, it can certainly seem that way. The truth is, though, that braces do a lot more for you than just making your teeth straight and… Read more »

Inquiries Into Malocclusions

In order to ensure your smile is properly cared for, any issues associated with malocclusions will need to be dealt with through orthodontic therapy. A malocclusion is a bad bite or misalignment in your smile. Frequent questions regarding various types of malocclusions can be seen here: What is the significance of malocclusions? A malocclusion is… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment for Children

When you think about braces, do you see the embarrassed smiles of teenagers hiding metal brackets and wires? While many patients in that age group receive braces, it is actually more ideal to undergo orthodontic treatment at a younger age. Our orthodontist and team are pleased to offer orthodontic care for children to help young… Read more »

Traditional Braces Might Help Minimize Gapped Teeth

As children grow their developing oral structure allows for the necessary space to accommodate their 32 permanent teeth. Sometimes genetics and abnormalities in their facial bone structure can cause two or more teeth to emerge with significant spacing between them. Known as a diastema, this condition can affect your essential oral function, and could also… Read more »

Dental Checkups Are Especially Important for People with Braces

Traditional braces consist of various hardware components such as brackets, wires, bands and spacers. This creates a system that allows our Orthodontist, Dr. John R. Schouten to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. Maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth is very important for a successful realignment. Food particles, plaque buildup and other bacterial… Read more »