The Different Types of Braces

Braces are commonly known and effective at straightening teeth and improving your smile. It is also known that adults and young teenagers who have had treatment have many success stories and better oral health. However, because of the new styles and kinds of braces, more adults are turning to orthodontics each day. Now, adults have… Read more »

The Why of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care is common in our culture, but why? Let’s look at the many benefits of a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is used to treat bad bites, also called “malocclusion.” Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are crooked, the teeth are too crowded or the top and bottom jaws don’t line up properly…. Read more »

The Things Orthodontic Aligners Can Do for Your Smile

Orthodontic aligners are mouthguard-like appliances that are made of a clear plastic. They are shaped to move your teeth slowly into their proper positions using the right amount of pressure. Your orthodontist, Dr. Catherine, offers treatment with orthodontic aligners for many reasons. To elaborate, is happy to list the things they can do for you…. Read more »

What Can I Expect at My Child’s First Orthodontic Appointment?

If your child has their first orthodontic appointment coming up, then you’re likely wondering what will happen at the office. You’re like many parents who wish to prepare for the appointment and know what to expect. Our orthodontist, Dr. Catherine, is more than happy to help you. When you come to , you and your… Read more »

Brushing and Flossing While Wearing Your Braces

Straightening your teeth and aligning your bite in braces is an important time in your oral health journey. It’s easy for oral debris to get stuck in brackets and wires, promoting plaque formation. When this happens, and plaque builds up around brackets, you may find yourself with decalcification of tooth enamel (white spots). Over time,… Read more »

Healthy Foods For People With Braces

With the start of a new year comes New Year’s Resolutions. For many, these resolutions include choosing a healthier diet. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may cause a minor problem. However, there are still a lot of healthy foods you can eat! Here are a few… Read more »

Tips on Relieving Soreness During Your First Week of Orthodontic Treatment

The first week of the orthodontic journey can be tough, especially because the braces are new and you likely experience some discomfort. The soreness is normal and to be expected. In fact, your teeth will most likely feel this way after every adjustment appointment. This is because the pressure applied by the braces are shifting… Read more »

Tips on How to Fix Braces Irritations

If you have braces, you’re on your way toward the top-notch smile you deserve! During your treatment, you might experience some appliance mishaps. This could cause irritations and even sores in the mouth. If this ever happens to you, our orthodontist, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt, would like to help you. Just use these tips: -For… Read more »

Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

With the right oral apparatuses, you can realign your chompers and craft a more beautiful smile. Oral appliances come in a few different types, and in this post, we’d like to talk about fixed oral appliances. Braces: Braces are the most well-known fixed dental appliances, and traditional wire braces consist of wires, brackets, and bands…. Read more »

Common Causes of Orthodontic Treatment

If you have crooked or misaligned chompers, your dentist or orthodontist can help you. After reviewing your dental history, administering an oral examination and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt will be able to recommend which orthodontic or oral service is the right fit for you. These disorders typically require… Read more »