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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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Palatal Expansion Could Head Off Future Orthodontic Treatment
People mainly identify orthodontics with braces...

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...

Transform Your Smile and Dental Health by Correcting Your Bad Bite
... That's where orthodontics, the dental specialty for moving teeth, can work wonders...

A Long-Term Orthodontic Strategy Could Help Ensure an Attractive Smile Later in Life
Orthodontics relies on certain mechanics in the mouth to move teeth to better positions...

We may Need to Remove one or More Teeth Before Applying Braces
...It's actually a practical consideration that could arise in orthodontics...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
...You’ll get an individualized evaluation, a solution that fits your lifestyle — and a great-looking smile! For more information about hard-to-see (or truly invisible) orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

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...

Orthodontics Could be the Smile Transformer You've Been Looking For
... We can address a poor bite (malocclusion) through the dental specialty of orthodontics...

Keep Your Smile Beautiful...in April and Beyond
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger” and “Orthodontics for the Older Adult...

FAQ: Interceptive Orthodontics for Children
Have you heard about interceptive 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...

Orthodontics Could be in Your Smile Makeover Plan
... That’s why orthodontics, the dental specialty concerned with the bite, could be a consideration in your smile makeover plan...

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

3 Ways Orthodontic Techniques Could Prevent a Poor Bite
...Thanks to interceptive orthodontics, we may be able to intervene much earlier and eliminate or reduce the degree of difficulty with treatment...

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...

Early Orthodontic Techniques Could Stop Growing Bite Problems
...Interceptive orthodontics attempts to do this with treatments that influence how the jaws and other mouth structures develop during childhood...

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

Lady Gaga Wasn't "Born This Way?"
...Yet orthodontics isn't just for children—adults can wear braces too! As long as teeth and gums are healthy, there's no upper age limit on orthodontic treatment...

A Loose Tooth is a Sign of Deeper Dental Trouble
...Similarly, taking orthodontics into your own hands could also damage your teeth, especially if you have undiagnosed gum disease...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...