How Dentofacial Orthopedics Can Help

While most people associate orthodontics with braces, many are uncertain about what dentofacial orthopedics is. Dentofacial orthopedics is the specialization in guiding facial growth and development– in other words– your jaw development. Your jaw develops mostly during your childhood; that's why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends dentofacial orthopedic treatment for children from 8 to [...]

2018-04-04T10:35:35-07:00May 1st, 2018|

How do I know if my child needs orthodontic care?

If your child has visibly crooked teeth, there may be more serious orthodontic issues. But what other less obvious signs should we as parents look out for that might be issues for our child's oral development? Here are some warning signs that may lead to orthodontic issues: Bite Your child has an overbite: Your child's [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00May 1st, 2017|

Five tips to prevent plaque!

Our team at Clear Advantage Ortho knows that no one likes plaque on their teeth. Build up can lead to further dreaded orthodontic treatment. That's why we're suggesting these 5 tips to help you prevent plaque build up. #1 Brush Regularly For a healthy mouth, brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that contains [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00April 1st, 2017|

Is there something like Invisalign that I can buy online?

I want to have my teeth straightened with something like Invisalign. I am looking for an affordable solution and I am wondering if I can buy Invisalign online? You can only get Invisalign through a orthodontist who is trained and certified to work with the aligners. The reason is orthodontics require the careful planning, placement, [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00March 1st, 2017|

Orthodontic Emergency? Don’t worry, we’re here for you!

An actual orthodontic emergency is a very rare event, but in that rare event we're there for you. As a rule, you should call our office if you experience severe pain. The good news is that you can temporarily solve many problems while you're waiting for your appointment. Here are a list of problems and [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00November 1st, 2016|

Improving your Life with Orthodontics

A good bite, meaning one comprised of straight teeth that align well with the teeth of the opposite jaw, is the #1 goal of orthodontic treatment. Eating, chewing, and speaking are all much easier with a good bite. Your dental and overall health can be enhanced, and self-confidence usually gets a boost. As an integral [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05-07:00October 1st, 2016|

Rubber Band Horoscopes: What Your Color Says About You

One exciting part about wearing braces is getting to choose the colors of your rubber bands. Orthodontists place elastic bands, or ligatures, over each bracket to secure the archwire in place. These rubber bands may be individual or connected, depending on your mouth’s needs. You have the option of choosing the color of your elastics, [...]

2020-01-09T13:27:17-08:00October 26th, 2012|

Avoiding Common Problems Associated With Braces

While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated. Even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. As your teeth begin to move, it is natural [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:19-07:00October 12th, 2012|