Oral Health Care Year in Review: Benefits of Braces

Are you aware of the benefits that braces can give to your oral health? Even if you have teeth that are only slightly out of alignment, it may be affecting your oral hygiene and can lead to an increase in tooth decay. Thus, an orthodontic aligner system such as braces... Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Needs Routine Cleaning

The Hawley retainer provided to you by Dr. Dustin Roden-Johnson at his orthodontic clinic is designed and intended to hold your teeth in the correct position created by your braces. Wearing your retainer at the prescribed times is a necessary element of preventing your teeth from relapsing and drifting out... Read more »

Know the Facts about TMJ Disorder

Your TMJs (temporomandibular joints) are indispensable for a mouth that can fully function. These are the jaw joints that complete the process of moving your mouth to chew, speak, and eat. Although they’re one of the most used tools, they can easily sustain long-term damage due to this constant wear,... Read more »

Holiday Food With Braces Can Be Difficult

Trick-or-treat time is here, and with it comes parties, candy, and other treats. Unfortunately, many of these treats are damaging to braces. How do you make the holiday fun, while maintaining excellent oral health and not damaging any wires or brackets? Our office is here to help. First, know what... Read more »

Steps to Take If Your Braces Break

Once you have your braces on, your dentist will talk with you about taking care of them. That includes brushing and flossing your teeth 30 minutes after every meal. It also means avoiding things that can damage them. Hard and sticky foods, incorrect brushing or cleaning, or an injury involving... Read more »

How to Know if Invisalign® Is Right for You

Are you interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign®? If so, good for you! Invisalign can help you have the smile of your dreams. To help you know if this treatment is right for you, our orthodontist, Dr. Dustin Roden-Johnson, is happy to list the situations when Invisalign is the... Read more »

Routine Braces Adjustments Are Important for Correcting the Alignment of Your Teeth

The braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Dustin Roden-Johnson’s orthodontic clinic represent an effective solution for gradually improving the alignment and orientation of your teeth. This is done in large part by having your braces tightened and adjusted at regular intervals. Consistent timing with your adjustments is very important... Read more »

Malocclusions and Why They Need to be Treated

Are you aware that malocclusions are one of the most common disorders that orthodontic treatments are intended to fix? Malocclusions arise as bad bites that occur when teeth are out of position and alignment. If left untreated, malocclusions can result in chipped and cracked teeth, as well as worn tooth... Read more »

Can Your Oral Health Be Improved with Orthodontic Braces?

Typically, misalignments occur through no fault of our own, and in many cases, grow I incorrectly due to a variety of factors. Luckily, orthodontic treatments exist to slowly move the teeth back into their natural alignment. With braces, the positions of your teeth can be slowly altered, modified, and moved... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Cleaning Braces

Do you know how to effectively clean your braces? Are you aware of any treatment techniques you should use to keep them in tip-top shape? The most important thing you can do is to follow all protocols and instructions given to you by your orthodontist. Also, be sure to attend... Read more »