Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Handling Emergency Orthodontic Care

Getting braces or any other form of orthodontic care is one of the “big” events in life for most people. Some people don’t see it as a good thing, but they should. It means that you’re about to have an incredible smile. But what happens if you run into a... Read more »

All You Need to Know About Lingual Braces

Our orthodontist, Dr. Ara Goshgarian, offers lingual braces in Lake Forest , Illinois. Are you curious to know what lingual braces are? Well, lingual braces are like traditional braces; however, instead of being cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth, they are cemented to the back surfaces of the... Read more »

Athletes in Contact Sports Need to Use a Protective Mouth Guard

Contact sports such as hockey and boxing place athletes at increased risk of suffering an injury. This includes heightened risk of suffering a hard blow to the head or face which could cause significant oral trauma. To answer this serious concern many schools and athletic associations mandate the use of... Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Easter Problems With Braces

If you want a successful Easter holiday this year, then you need to keep your braces in mind. This is because if you don’t care for your braces, they can suffer the consequences. This can take you off the track toward your dream smile. So, it’s best to do all... Read more »