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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones' Award-Winning Smile
...We’ve already mentioned two of the most common ways to enhance a smile that’s less than perfect: orthodontics for straightening crooked teeth, and whitening treatments for a more brilliant smile...

Orthodontic Headgear: What It Is and Why It May be Needed
... While it may not look pretty, orthodontic headgear is capable of moving teeth into their proper positions in a relatively short period of time — and ending up with a great-looking smile is what orthodontics is all about...

Braces Are No Hurdle for Olympic Track Star
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Orthodontics For The Older Adult” and “Clear Orthodontic Aligners...

Moving Just a Few Teeth can have Big Results
...In this case we may first need to surgically remove some of the frenum tissue before attempting orthodontics or the teeth may gradually move back apart after closing the gap...

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics
...” Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements...

There's a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics - Better Oral Health
... There’s a good reason to consider orthodontics at any age — improved health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
...You’ll get an individualized evaluation, a solution that fits your lifestyle — and a great-looking smile! For more information about hard-to-see (or truly invisible) orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

Removing Teeth Could Improve the Outcome for a Crowded Bite
...Since targeted extraction for orthodontics is time-sensitive, you should have your child's bite evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 to see if any action is necessary...

Watch Out for Signs of Gum Recession
...And you might also consider orthodontics for improperly positioned teeth that could not only improve your smile, but also your gum health...

Anchors Make all the Difference in Successful Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontics shares a principle with the classic tug of war game: if you want things to move in the right direction you need a good anchor...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
...It may involve continued monitoring of the situation, orthodontics or extraction...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... There is a way to treat this with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry that will transform that person's smile while restoring better mouth function too...

3 Age-Related Dental Problems and what you can do About Them
...You can also improve your appearance at any age with orthodontics...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...