How Wearing Elastics Impacts Treatment Time

Yes … elastic wear or lack of it, when prescribed, influences your treatment time!  Elastics should be worn exactly as the doctor prescribes.  If you forget to wear them do not double up the next day – that won’t make your teeth move any faster and it could make your...

Blackened Green Bean and Quinoa Salad

Fresh green bean season will soon be coming to an end, so pick some up at the grocery or a fresh market this weekend along with a few other fresh veggies and make this delicious late summer/early fall salad!    Salad Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed under running...
Braces-Friendly Strawberry Shortcake

Braces-Friendly Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are still nice and fresh, so why not make a delicious, easy, and braces-friendly shortcake!  Ingredients: 1 box of vanilla instant pudding 1/2 cup strawberry juice 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 24 Sponge fingers 220 g (about 1 cup) Whipped...
Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Whether your treatment plan includes traditional braces or Invisalign, orthodontic treatment works by slowly shifting the position of your teeth by small increments over time. When you have an adjustment appointment (or start a new set of Invisalign aligners), you may...
Back to School with Braces

Back to School with Braces

Many of our patients got their braces on during summer break and are going back to school with more than just new books – new braces as well! We suggest that you put together a “back-to-school braces bag” to keep in your backpack throughout the school year.  It should...
Wire Talk

Wire Talk

Elastic wear is an important key to the speed of your treatment and the results we can achieve. Elastics move the teeth in a direction which cannot be accomplished with braces alone.  It may seem hard for you to put on the elastics at first; however, it will become...