October 11, 2016

This happens when the gums in between your teeth have gone down a bit or receded. There are a lot of different reasons for gums to not fill all the way in between the teeth:

  • Bone loss

  • Thin gums

  • Shape of the teeth (triangular shaped teeth need more gums to...

September 15, 2015

The technical name for this is interproximal reduction (IPR). It is a very common procedure done with Invisalign. The purpose of this stripping is to make some space for crowded teeth to straighten out. Think of this as flossing with a sandpaper-like metal strip. The o...

September 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal 's 2 front teeth are very square (no rounded edges). The teeth next to the front ones (lateral incisors) are small  and the one on his right side is higher than the left side. While not ideal, he still looks good in my book!



There is a g...

August 18, 2015

Some people notice that they can have bad breath with braces. There are a few causes of bad breath but the most common one comes from food stuck around the braces and in between teeth. When you don't brush and floss your teeth well, plaque, which is made up of bacteria...


The risks depend on the kind of treatment and how long a patient has braces or an appliance in. If you have any concerns, please talk to your orthodontist. Here are a few common things that can happen: 


  • Cavities - it is harder to keep teeth clean with braces...

April 17, 2015

Invisalign is a company that uses a series of clear trays, which you usually change every week. Your teeth appear a little more shiny when you have the trays in but it's a very esthetic option for adults and teenagers.

1) Attachments- A lot of people don't realize tha...

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