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Dental X-rays Have Come a Long Way: Check Out Digital Imaging Nov 11th, 2019

Did you know the health of your mouth affects your overall well-being? Dental X-rays are an important piece of the puzzle to help orthodontists plan the best course of treatment for your optimal oral health. Thanks to modern dental technology, getting dental images is easier and safer than ever. At...

Teeth Straightening as an Adult vs. During Childhood Oct 10th, 2019

You’re not alone if you think of straighter teeth mostly as a cosmetic concern. But crooked and misaligned teeth come with their own set of problems, from an increased risk of tooth decay to jaw or neck pain.  You may associate orthodontic care only with teens, but advances in orthodontic...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Sep 3rd, 2019

While crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious and impact how you interact with others, the condition can affect more than your emotional health. Misaligned or overlapping teeth can change the way you speak, smile, and move your mouth. While having crooked teeth isn’t a sign of poor health, leaving...

What Are Lingual Braces and Are They Right for Me? Aug 9th, 2019

There was a time when the only option you had for realigning your teeth meant connecting each tooth to a metal band cemented to the surface, with posts and wires attached. By tightening these wires, your teeth would move in controlled directions until they finally arrived at the correct position. ...

Why It's So Important to Start Orthodontic Treatment Early Jul 15th, 2019

Orthodontic treatment can give your child a beautiful-looking smile, and straighter teeth can also help your child enjoy better oral health, all the way through the adult years. When most people think about orthodontic treatment, they think of braces. But the fact is, that’s just one type of treatment an orthodontist...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Jun 4th, 2019

Having straight teeth is an important part of feeling confident about the way you look and about your appearance in general. But wearing metal braces for a few years can seem like a big price to pay for those good looks. Fortunately, the InvisalignTM system is designed to help you...

Who Needs Surgical Orthodontic Treatment? May 9th, 2019

In many situations, your orthodontist can provide you with outstanding support for your needs. However, there are cases in which standard treatment isn’t effective enough. This is when surgical orthodontic treatment becomes necessary. Our goal is always to help you have a healthy, functional bite, and with orthognathic surgery, we...

Permanent Versus Removable Retainers: Which Is the Best Choice? Apr 1st, 2019

You’ve spent the last year (possibly longer) in braces and you’re so excited to show off your beautiful new smile. However, the work doesn’t stop once the braces come off. In order to keep that smile straight and looking its best, it’s important to wear a retainer regularly. At Millennium...

7 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Invisalign® Mar 1st, 2019

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your crooked teeth, then you’ve probably heard about Invisalign®, a very popular alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces. Invisalign® uses clear aligners made of smooth plastic to gently move your teeth into position over time, without the discomfort and self-consciousness of traditional...

What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist? Feb 6th, 2019

Providing orthodontic care for your child is about a lot more than aesthetics. Orthodontics can correct bite abnormalities that otherwise could increase your child’s risk for tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint disorder and even tooth loss. Even when bite function is not an issue, having straight, beautiful teeth can have...

Why Straight Teeth are Important to Your Oral Health Jan 15th, 2019

Many people believe that having straight teeth is simply a cosmetic concern that most celebrities obsess over. While this may very well be the case in American cultural norms — a belief that beautiful people should have beautiful teeth — there’s much more to straight teeth than aesthetics. You may...

You’re Never Too Old for Braces Dec 10th, 2018

If you missed the braces boat as a child, or your teeth have shifted with age, getting braces as an adult is easier and more popular than ever. In fact, over 1.2 million adults in the United States have braces at any given time — which represents 20% of the...