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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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That Space Between Your Front Teeth May be Caused by Overgrown Muscle
...The resulting space that may develop can be closed with orthodontics, but unless the excess frenum tissue is addressed the space may eventually reopen...

Changes: David Bowie's Dental Transformation
... Many adults are choosing orthodontics to correct problems of tooth position, alignment or spacing — in fact, some 20% of all orthodontic patients today are grown-ups! It's never too late to start treatment, and with less-noticeable appliances like clear aligners and tooth-colored braces, it's easier than ever to make those ch-ch-ch-changes...

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics
...” Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements...

The Dangers of DIY Braces
...The New York Times followed up with an item about a young man who lost both front teeth as a result of DIY orthodontics...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... There is a way to treat this with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry that will transform that person's smile while restoring better mouth function too...

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Undergoing Adult Orthodontics
... But although orthodontics can be performed at any age, it's not a minor undertaking...

Meet Your Dentist
...  She also devotes her time to various continuing education courses narrowing her focus to courses that give her additional training in cosmetic and restorative practices, implantology, orthodontics, and periodontics...

Root Canals
...Occasionally, common procedures like crown preparation or orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...

Dealing with the Reality of Increased Disease Risk with Braces
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Gum Swelling During Orthodontics...

The Timely Use of a Palatal Expander Could Help Correct a Cross-Bite
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Palatal Expanders: Orthodontics is more than just Moving Teeth...

Your Age Won't Necessarily Decide Against Straightening Your Smile
... Actually, you can transform your smile through orthodontics, whatever your age...

Removing Teeth Could Improve the Outcome for a Crowded Bite
...Since targeted extraction for orthodontics is time-sensitive, you should have your child's bite evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 to see if any action is necessary...

Why we Need to Care for a Younger Patient's Bone after a Tooth Loss
...In the meantime, you can still proceed with other dental treatments including orthodontics...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
...It may involve continued monitoring of the situation, orthodontics or extraction...

Be on the Alert for Gum Disease While Wearing Braces
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Gum Swelling During Orthodontics...

Early Action Needed to Save Your Tooth from Root Resorption
...We don’t fully understand what causes ECR, but there seems to be links with excessive force during orthodontics, tooth trauma (especially to the gum ligaments), tooth grinding habits or internal bleaching procedures...

Orthodontists Anticipate Future Facial Growth When Treating Poor Bites
Moving teeth to better positions through orthodontics not only improves dental function and health, it can vastly improve your appearance...

Kids, Cats and Canines: Dental Development Through the Ages
...This condition, called malocclusion (bad bite), can usually be corrected by orthodontics...

Crazy Little Thing Called... Hyperdontia?
... If you have questions about tooth extraction or orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

How Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus Got Their Stellar Smiles
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Magic of Orthodontics” and “Lingual Braces: A Truly Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth...