How You Can Benefit From a Straighter Smile

Orthodontic care is a common sight, but what is it good for? Let’s look at the benefits of getting a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is used to treat bad bites, or malocclusion. Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are too crowded or crooked, or the top and bottom jaws don’t line up properly…. Read more »

Concerning Braces and Foods

Braces can be useful tools that put your teeth in order. However, they can restrict what you eat. Certain foods can be hard on your braces. The question is, what will and will not be a problem? If it is sticky, chewy or hard, odds are it will not get along with your braces. Also,… Read more »

Why a Fixed Retainer Works Best for Those With Pets or Children

Pets and children add a sense of hominess, joy and comfort to our lives. However, for those with retainers or other removable appliances, those little ones can easily cause mischief. It can also be easy to lose track of such a small appliance, especially with a strew of other toys nearby. Whether it’s left on… Read more »

New Year, New You: Get A Straight Smile!

It’s the start of the new year, and it’s a great time to evaluate your smile. Is it as straight and as healthy as it could be? If not, it may be time to consider orthodontic treatment. There are many options available to do so. But what are the benefits of a straighter smile? Is… Read more »

How to Avoid Enamel Erosion When You’re Strengthening Your Smile With Braces

Enamel erosion is a dental issue that is caused by acid attacking the teeth and wearing away the enamel. If you’re not careful, it can increase your chances of suffering tooth fractures and cavities. So, when you have braces, it’s best to prevent enamel erosion as much as possible. That way you can maintain a… Read more »

Don’t Let a Misaligned Bite Keep You from Having a Healthy Smile

Did you know that having a misaligned bite can result in oral health problems? Well, it’s true. Unfortunately, when the teeth are suffering from malocclusion, you are at higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, jaw problems, uneven wear on the tooth resulting in dental erosion, and even cause speech and chewing problems. No matter… Read more »

Steps to Ensure Your Braces Stay Clean

If you or a family member is undergoing, or will soon undergo orthodontic treatment, read today’s blog for the best way to keep your appliances clean and ensure your teeth stay clean and healthy. Every orthodontic patient should know how to keep braces clean, to protect their investment and their oral health. Learn about the… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Braces Have Corrected the Alignment of Your Teeth

The routine braces adjustments at Dr. E. Glenn Glassman’s orthodontic clinic played an important in stretching the periodontal ligaments that help to hold your teeth in your gums. Even after Dr. E. Glenn Glassman has uninstalled the orthodontic components there will still be a modest amount of tension leftover in your dental sockets.   If… Read more »

Removable Orthodontic Apparatuses

There are many ways to align your chompers, and recent findings in orthodontic technology make it possible to straighten your teeth without fixed appliances. There are many different appliances for many purposes, but we’ll mention just some of them. Here are a few removable orthodontic appliances you should know about: Aligners. Unlike traditional metal braces,… Read more »

Brushing Tips that Can Help You Clean Around Braces

When you have braces, food particles and plaque can get stuck and gather around your orthodontic appliance, which can cause issues in the long run. This is why it’s important to properly brush your teeth regularly. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman, has some tips for you. First, focus on cleaning every… Read more »