Traditional Braces Need to Be Maintained

Traditional braces are often the preferred option for addressing misaligned teeth. The brackets and other orthodontic components create a functional system capable of maintaining the tension applied during routine adjustments. If a component is bent, damaged or comes loose, it could harm your mouth as well as alter the tension... Read more »

The 411 on Invisalign®

Do you want to straighten your smile? Are traditional braces not appealing to you, or are you trying to find a more discreet option? If so, Invisalign® may be what you’re looking for to help you to achieve the smile that you desire. The aligners can gently move your teeth... Read more »

The Battle to Brush Your Braces

If you are getting braces, you may already feel like you have your hands full—not to mention your mouth. They feel uncomfortable, you have to change your diet, and on top of it all, you have to keep your new braces clean. While it may seem like a big job,... Read more »

Have a Good Easter With Braces by Using Our Tips

Easter is a great holiday filled with family time, Easter egg hunts, yummy treats and more. If you’re like our orthodontic team, you want to enjoy a problem-free Easter. Well, if you’re not careful, you could suffer problems with your braces this Easter. This is why it’s important to keep... Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard for an Athlete with Braces

Traditional braces are often used by orthodontists like Dr. Chad Callahan to address misaligned teeth. The metal brackets, wires and other components represent a functional system capable of gradually altering the periodontal connective tissues that secure your teeth to your gums.   If you also partake in rigorous hobbies or... Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: The Benefits of Braces

The benefits of straighter teeth include fixing issues associated with your oral health. In many cases, if your teeth are out of position, they are more likely to rub together and suffer enamel damage. Crooked teeth are at a greater risk for bruxism and other forms of dental damage in... Read more »

Eating Healthy With Braces

The start of a new year finds many people re-analyzing their lifestyle choices, and beginning new changes, such as incorporating a healthier diet into their day. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may make it seem very difficult to “eat healthy.” However,... Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile and Braces While Playing Sports

Are you an athlete who has braces? If so, our orthodontists, Drs. Shehee and Callahan, strongly encourages you to care for your smile and braces while you practice and play. That way you can maintain a top-notch oral health and orthodontic appliance. To help you do so, they encourage you... Read more »

How to Fix Irritations With Braces

Are your braces bothering you? If so, our dentist, Dr. Chad Callahan, is happy to help you. Our team wants you to have the most successful, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic journey possible, so we would like to give you the tips you need to treat any problems with your braces... Read more »

Can Adults Get Braces?

If you’re an adult wondering if you can align your smile with braces, our dentist, Dr. Chad Callahan, has some good news for you: You can! Orthodontic treatment can help people of all ages. So, you no longer have to feel self-conscious about your crooked, misaligned smile. All you need... Read more »