Orthodics

The Evolution of Braces

Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? We think of modern orthodontic appliances as efficient, sleep, and technologically sophisticated, but this wasn't always so! Check out our highlights of the evolution of braces below. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The [...]

2017-10-30T16:59:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Orthodontic treatments are used to correct malocclusion, a condition more commonly known as a bad bite. The length of treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem. What is a "bad bite"? A bad bite occurs when alignment or spacing problems are present. This often includes teeth that are crowded, protruding, or [...]

2017-08-31T09:28:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Things You Should Never Use Your Braces For

Along with your brand new braces, Dr. Cziraki will give you a list of food related instructions, and a list of things not to do with your braces. This last list is worth paying particular attention to, as it will keep your braces and teeth safe. Maybe you're a budding scientist, or perhaps you've heard [...]

2017-01-19T17:20:47+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Types of Braces

Beautiful, straight teeth aren't just important for feeling more confident in life, they're important for your overall health. Straight teeth are easier to care for, and proper alignment reduces stress and strain on your jaw joints. This reduces your risk of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Not so long ago, getting braces meant getting intrusive and uncomfortable [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

Orthodontic Treatment: 4 Myths About Braces

There is a lot of misinformation out there about braces and the orthodontic tratment, and this can sometimes make people avoid treatment altogether, or relapse treatment they’ve already had. Here, we’d like to clear up 5 common myths about braces. 1. People only get braces for aesthetic reasons. A straight, beautiful-looking smile is of course [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06+00:00 March 28th, 2016|

Questions, Questions…

When beginning orthodontic treatment, most patients ask Dr. Suzanne Cziraki and our team a lot of questions about what to expect, while others choose to just "go with the flow" and leave it to us to build for them a beautiful smile. And for our team at Clear Advantage Orthodontics, that's understandable. But for those [...]

2016-10-03T15:20:44+00:00 December 14th, 2015|

Things You Should Never Use Your Braces For

When you get your braces, Dr. Suzanne Cziraki and our staff will also give you a list of foods you should not eat and things you should not do. Pay particular attention to these items to keep your teeth and braces safe. Charms belong on bracelets. While you can decorate your braces with colored bands, [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|

Eating with Braces: Braces-friendly snack recipe

At Clear Advantage Orthodontics, Dr. Suzanne Cziraki and our staff know that eating with braces can be tricky. You want to avoid damaging the bands, brackets, and wires, since any damage can delay the progress of your treatment. After adjustments, your mouth may also feel sore, which will make eating more of a chore than [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:07+00:00 October 13th, 2015|

How Long After My Braces Come Off Should I Wear My Retainer?

Braces are an investment in your smile. When your teeth reach a desired straightness, you’ll have a beautiful smile, but it’s important to keep it that way! You can accomplish this with a retainer provided by Clear Advantage Orthodontics.A retainer is a small, custom-fit device that reinforces the new position of your teeth after your [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:16+00:00 October 24th, 2013|

I got my braces. Now what?

We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s even more important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you begin your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why our team at Clear Advantage Orthodontics [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:16+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|