Top Ten Tips for Cleaning Your Braces Like a Pro

Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces! When you have braces, food has more places to hide in your mouth, so diligent cleaning is more important than ever in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discoloured teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during the course of [...]

2018-01-01T20:51:09-08:00January 1st, 2018|

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 [...]

2020-01-09T13:25:44-08:00November 1st, 2017|

When your kids should see an orthodontist

Orthodontic treatments vary from dental treatment, in that they primarily address malocclusions, jaw spacing and tooth alignment, rather than the actual health of the teeth. That is why it is often more difficult for parents to determine when a child needs orthodontic treatment rather than dental treatment. So how can you know it is time [...]

2017-08-31T10:53:49-07:00October 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|

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 [...]

2017-01-19T17:20:47-08:00February 1st, 2017|

Dietary Restrictions During Orthodontic Treatment

What can I eat while my braces are on? Wearing orthodontic appliances, such as braces, is the best way to get a healthy, beautiful smile. Your orthodontic treatment at Clear Advantage Orthodontics will be tailored to your lifestyle, but you'll still need to make some dietary modifications to prevent damaging your braces and thereby potentially [...]

2017-01-20T10:18:19-08:00January 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 [...]

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

Worst Sweets for Braces

Having a loose bracket after eating sweets? Just about everybody has a sweet tooth, and even though we know candies and other sugary snacks aren't good for teeth, a life without any sweet indulgences would be pretty dull. Most of us can enjoy occasional sweet treats without increasing the risk of decay as long as [...]

2016-09-28T15:30:38-07:00August 10th, 2016|