November 21, 2019

Phase 1 treatment is orthodontic treatment for children that have yet to lose all their permanent teeth. It is used to address specific issues such as crossbites, sever crowding, habits such as tongue thrust and finger sucking habits. Phase 1 treatment does not mean fu...

October 23, 2019

We always talk about the importance of retainers at Top Smile Orthodontics. In fact, retainers are so crucial, we provide them to every patient coming out of orthodontic treatment as a standard. When braces come off, the bone around the roots of your teeth are hardenin...

December 27, 2018

A common appliance I use is an orthodontic expander, also called a spacer. These expanders widen the dental arches to correct cross-bites and create space for teeth. Some other benefits include potentially increasing airway volume and better sleep. We use conventional...

December 17, 2018

I get this question all the time. I find that more and more, older patients are coming into my office and asking about orthodontic treatment. I always tell them the oldest patient I have had was 73 years old. She had gorgeous teeth but there was a little crowding she w...

November 14, 2018

When will I get my braces off? This is the most popular question I get after braces have been on. I always explain to my patients that not only are we correcting the esthetics of your smile, we are also working on the function. The function takes significantly longer a...

May 14, 2018

"How important are retainers?" is probably the second most common question I get after “when will I get my braces off?”. The job of retainers is to retain teeth in the position they were left when the braces were removed. The three typical types of retainers are clear...

January 22, 2018

After many years of school I have been fortunate enough to start a business and provide for my family. I have always felt the need to pay it forward, so we designed a contest around giving back for the holiday season. Amid all the festivities and gift-giving, it was an...

October 30, 2017

It's that time of year again and Halloween is around the corner. I wanted to write a quick blog post reminding everyone that if you have braces eat the candies that can melt in your mouth. Examples include chocolate like Milky Way, Hershey's and Reece's Cups. Hard and...

July 11, 2017

Our patient's ask if there is a difference between metal and clear braces. The short answer is no. Ultimately, braces are a handle to the tooth. This handle just like a door handle, allows us to move an object where they need be. Clear braces are an esthetic option tha...

July 3, 2017

There has been a recent phenomena with DIY braces and clear aligners through home kits. We as orthodontist go through a lot of schooling to be trained to diagnose and treat all orthodontic problems - 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of dental school and 3 years of special...

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