Dealing with Something Loose or Damaged on Your Braces

Over the course of several adjustment sessions, the braces fitted by Dr. will realign your teeth appealing smile and a healthy mouth. Even though your braces are designed to be durable there are some foods, activities and bad habits that can cause problems. If something on your braces becomes loose or is damaged, you should… Read more »

Bleaching Gel Can Brighten Your Smile

If your teeth have dulled and developed stains from dark foods, beverage or tobacco use, you might be interested in exploring your whitening options. The degree of staining on your teeth and the primary cause will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals…. Read more »

Got Bad Breath and Braces? Here are Some Tips

Having bad breath is extremely inconvenient, especially while you are aligning your smile with braces. However, bad breath comes with the territory of orthodontic treatment if you don’t have improved oral hygiene. Bad breath generally occurs when food gets stuck in your appliance for a long amount of time. As the food sits there, it… Read more »

How to Keep Your Invisalign® Aligners in Tip-Top Shape

As you wear your aligners throughout the day, they tend to get a little worn out, which is why it is very important that you care for them as much as you can. To help you do so, Dr. Baaqee recommends doing the following things: No. 1: Don’t eat or drink Please make sure to… Read more »

Deciding on the Right Type of Braces for You

It’s not uncommon for children to need braces for a period of time to help adjust their smile and bite pattern as their jaw continues to grow. In recent years, more and more adults have started wearing braces to help improve their smile or correct alignment issues with their teeth. For cosmetic reasons, traditional braces… Read more »

The Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

Because orthodontics can be confusing and a bit overwhelming at times, we are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions. We believe this will help you know more about orthodontics as well as make things a bit clearer for you. If you have additional questions that are not answered in this… Read more »

The Basics of Early Orthodontics

Do you wish there was a way to know if your child needs orthodontics in advance? Well, we’re thrilled to tell you that there is! The American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists strongly recommend that you bring your child in for their first orthodontic appointment by the time they are 7 years… Read more »

Orthodontics: Which Type of Braces is Right for My Smile?

Is it time to align your smile with braces? If so, we are so excited for you! Having a beautiful smile is something that will help you feel comfortable and confident about your appearance, and we are thrilled to help you reach your smile goals. Before you begin your treatment, consider the many options available… Read more »

7 Tips and Tricks to Living with Braces

Do you wish there was a way to make your process with braces easier? Well, we are happy to grant your wish with these seven tips and tricks to having a successful and comfortable experience with braces! 1. Make sure you keep a toothbrush and toothpaste with you. Food can easily get stuck in your… Read more »

An Orthodontist’s Thoughts

Have you ever wondered what your orthodontist is REALLY thinking when he or she tells you “your teeth are looking great”? Here are eight pieces of advice that orthodontists generally wish they could give their patients not just once, but every time they visit: “It’s not as expensive as you think.” – Most parents dread… Read more »