Think Twice About Skipping an Orthodontic Appointment

2020-12-10T18:01:45+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Are you thinking about canceling your next orthodontic appointment because you’re too busy? If so, Dr. Cara Wiewiora and Dr. Rick Dunn say please don’t. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s important not to miss your scheduled appointments. Things come up in everyone’s life that makes it necessary to postpone a visit from time [...]

Steps to Take If You Lose Your Retainers

2019-02-27T19:53:30+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Let’s face it. It’s difficult to keep track of removable retainers when they’re not in your mouth. They are easy to lose, break, or temporarily misplace. Countless retainers are accidentally thrown in school cafeteria trash cans around the world every year. And, mischievous pets love stealing them from a bathroom counter and hiding them under [...]

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Orthodontic Rubber Bands?

2020-06-24T11:44:18+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Think you can get away with not wearing your orthodontic rubber bands? Dr. Cara Wiewiora and Dr. Rick Dunn say Think again! If you’re in braces, chances are you’ll be required to wear rubber bands for at least a short period during your treatment. Rubber bands apply pressure and help move your teeth into the [...]

Are Regular Dental Cleanings Possible While Wearing Braces?

2019-03-19T13:59:45+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

One of the most common questions we receive from new patients is, “Should I visit my dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings while wearing braces?” The answer to this question is simple. Yes. Everyone wearing braces can and should continue with regular dental check-ups and cleanings while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing & Flossing with Braces [...]

Tips for Playing Sports While You’re Wearing Braces

2019-03-19T13:59:53+00:00June 4th, 2018|

Have you ever looked carefully at teenagers as they play sports? If you have, you’ve probably noticed that many of them are wearing braces. Do you wonder how they engage in physical activities and contact sports without injuring their teeth or harming their metal brackets and wires? If so, you’re not alone. But wearing braces [...]

Why Use an Orthodontist Instead of a General Dentist for Braces?

2019-02-27T19:53:41+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Metal Braces. Clear Braces. Gold Braces. Invisalign. With these options, and so many more, how will you ever choose the best orthodontic option? If you’re in the process of exploring all the possibilities, a consultation with an orthodontist is highly recommended. Many general dentists offer a limited scope of orthodontic treatments in their office. Given [...]

Adults Can Get Braces, Too!

2018-10-17T16:45:15+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

Braces for adults? You better believe it. We successfully treat patients of all ages in our friendly office that was designed for the comfort of everyone – regardless of age. When you’re here, don’t be surprised to see kids and adults waiting to be called for their appointment. Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment for [...]

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