Living With Braces

Once your braces are on, you can expect a little discomfort as you get used to the new appliance in your mouth. You can also expect to spend about a week getting used to your new braces. The orthodontist can give you dental wax to apply to your braces if they are irritating your cheeks… Read more »

Accelerate Orthodontics With AcceleDent®

When orthodontic treatment is recommended, some patients are hesitant. Braces and other orthodontic appliances often need to remain on the teeth for a long time. Depending on the case, braces or aligners may be needed from 18 months to a few years. If you need to have orthodontic treatment, ask Dr. David Li what AcceleDent®… Read more »

Are You Informed about Invisalign®?

Are you ready for the movie-star quality smile you desire but lack the rotation and straight smile to achieve the flawless dental profile of your dreams? Luckily, Invisalign® orthodontic aligners can be used to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. For more information about Invisalign, consider the following: –… Read more »

Adult Braces

Braces are wire appliances that Dr. David Li will attach to your teeth in order to correct teeth that aren’t properly aligned. Although most patients who need braces will get them in their early teens, more adults are turning to braces to straighten their smiles. As an adult, you may have to wear your braces… Read more »

The Importance of Cleaning Your Orthodontic Braces

The importance of cleaning your orthodontic braces cannot be overstated. If your braces are not clean or fall into disrepair, you cannot expect them to deliver the services and full functionality for which they were designed. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your braces in proper working condition: – Various products… Read more »

The Different Brands of Malocclusions

Malocclusions, also commonly called to as “bad bites”, occur when your teeth are not correctly setting in your mouth. This is the result of a variety of factors that most often require orthodontic treatments. Listed below are some of the most common types of malocclusions: – Rotation Malocclusions: Malocclusions that ensue when teeth rotate out… Read more »

Are You Making Sure Your Orthodontic Tools Are Taken Care Of?

Are you making sure your orthodontic tools are taken care of? If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is vital to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also vital in ensuring they can continue doing their job effectively. For… Read more »

Orthodontics Can Improve Your Oral Health along with Your Smile

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that straightens your pearly whites so that you can smile with confidence. But did you know that orthodontics is also beneficial for your oral health? It’s true! A straight smile allows you better access to brushing and flossing your teeth and gumline, actively preventing tooth decay and gum disease. While… Read more »

What You Can do About Crowded Teeth

Would you be surprised to hear that there are a few things you could do if you’re interested in protecting your oral health? For example, you may understand that you should floss and brush your pearly whites regularly and set up an appointment with us at least twice a year. Similarly, you may have heard… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Can Decrease the Visual Impact of Braces

Braces are commonly used to realign teeth that have alignment issues. However, some people feel uncomfortable about the visual appearance of the orthodontic hardware on their smile during the realignment process. One way to address these feelings is to have ceramic braces installed. The ceramic braces are designed to be rather durable. Yet, they will… Read more »