A Fixed Retainer Requires Routine Care in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Through the course of routine adjustment sessions, your child’s teeth have achieved their ideal alignment. To ensure that they remain in this new position, your son or daughter will need to use a retainer. Without this important retention phase, their teeth could gradually drift out of alignment and the braces might need to be reinstalled…. Read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Imperfections in Your Smile

Over time, minor alignment issues can develop with your teeth. Sometimes this can cause one or two teeth in your smile to rub together in an unhealthy manner. This excess wear and tear, which is known as dental attrition, can weaken an area of tooth enamel or lead to an unfortunate dental fracture. In a… Read more »

Common Questions About Malocclusions

Do you know what malocclusions are? Did you know that many forms of malocclusions can form within your mouth? Fortunately, orthodontic treatments exist to fix these ailments and straighten your smile. With orthodontics, a misaligned facial structure can be corrected. Listed below are some common questions about malocclusions in quiz form to help you learn… Read more »

Flossing is the Most Effective Method for Cleaning between Teeth, the Gumline, and Your Braces

When food particles and plaque are not removed from between teeth and along the gumline or between your braces and teeth, it increases your chances of suffering an oral health problem. This most commonly comes in the form of tooth decay or gum disease. To help prevent these things from befalling you, the American Dental… Read more »

Damaged Braces Hardware Needs Timely Repair

Every set of braces installed is designed with durable hardware and strong dental adhesive. While this affords your braces the strength to bite and chew common foods, there are still some things that bend, damage or loosen parts of your braces. The suction created by chewing gum or eating sticky foods can potentially pull a… Read more »

The Power of Invisalign®

Many people are still unaware of the extreme success Invisalign® has to offer when it comes to smiling adjustments. With so many different options to choose from, our office is happy to talk to you about the power of Invisalign and why it is extremely popular and successful when it comes to teeth adjustments. Here… Read more »

Athletes with Braces Should Strongly Consider Using a Mouthguard

The braces installed in your mouth at A Winning Smile Orthodontics are made of metal brackets, wires and other orthodontic hardware. Progressive tension is applied to the braces through the course of multiple adjustment sessions. If any part of your braces is damaged or if you suffer significant oral trauma, it will likely increase the… Read more »

Fluoride Can Bolster the Mineral Strength of Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel is made of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. This is what gives it the strength to handle biting and chewing the foods you enjoy. At the same time, the bacteria living in your mouth and the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages can deplete the mineral density of your tooth… Read more »

Clear Aligners Are Great for Fixing Smiles

A new year has begun once again, and with it, the joy and promise of an unwritten future with unlimited possibilities. Why not make the wish of great oral health come true by fixing your smile? Invisalign® clear aligner treatment systems are designed for a comfortable fit along with the functionality of keeping your diet… Read more »

Brace Yourself for a Smile Makeover

Is your orthodontic care hampering your recovery time? Oftentimes if you neglect to care for your braces or teeth during your orthodontics treatment period, your alignment will not go along as smoothly as it should, and you add in the additional risks of increased tooth decay, gum disease, or oral accidents caused by neglected and… Read more »