Caring for Your Teeth in Braces During the Holiday Season

This holiday season, while you are wearing braces, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure your smile stays healthy and you don’t put your orthodontic treatment at risk. While the winter holidays are considered the most wonderful time of the year, you want to be mindful of your braces and make some adjustments. For example, you can... read more »

Do Your Teeth Need To Be Healthy and Cavity-Free Before Getting Braces?

You’ve decided to wear braces. Congratulations on investing in your smile for a healthier and more attractive appearance! Straight teeth are also easier to clean, maneuver around and in between, so you actually benefit from better oral health along with beautifully aligned teeth! Cavities and Braces But what about braces and cavities? While our orthodontist can help you align your... read more »

October Is National Orthodontic Health Month! Here Are Some Brace-Friendly Tips

It’s October, and we’re celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month along with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Our goal is to help promote orthodontic health and share some tooth-friendly tips about orthodontic treatment to help you create a healthy, beautiful smile! A great smile starts with healthy, strong, aligned teeth for a proper bite. Our goal is to work with... read more »

Check Out These Braces’ Tools To Keep Your Smile Healthy!

Caring for your teeth and gums is essential for a healthy, beautiful smile. You want to get rid of the harmful plaque daily that will otherwise damage your teeth and gums. This sticky, colorless film made of bacteria, food, and saliva builds up around the teeth and gum line and quickly hardens. When you are wearing braces, this trapped buildup... read more »

What’s Important When Choosing an Orthodontist

Dr. Nathan Helm I understand that choosing an orthodontist can be overwhelming. A common misperception among new patients and parents is that they will receive the same orthodontic care and results anywhere they go, so it’s just a matter of finding the lowest price. Unfortunately, that is not true. There is a wide range of treatment philosophies, levels of training... read more »

Today’s Modern Orthodontic Marvels Give You More Options For a Better Smile

With the new year around the corner, why not consider taking the next step to create a more beautiful smile? Orthodontics was initially a treatment that folks considered to be limited to children and teens, but today it is increasingly popular with adults. No matter what your age, orthodontic treatments can transform your smile by straightening your teeth and aligning... read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer and Your Aligned Smile

Once the hard work of straightening your teeth is completed, the next phase of your orthodontic treatment begins: keeping your teeth aligned with a retainer! You don’t want any setbacks after taking the time to get them straightened. This means wearing your retainer as prescribed by our orthodontist. It will allow bone tissue to rebuild around the teeth and keep... read more »

Orthodontics Awareness Month: How Orthodontic Treatment Can Help You

October brings visions of ghosts, ghouls and goblins for children, but for adults, it is also National Orthodontic Health Month. Orthodontists around the country (including us) like to celebrate this time by spreading awareness about the benefits of straight teeth and an aligned bite. Orthodontic Fun Facts – There are about four million people wearing an orthodontic appliance in the... read more »

Keep Your Teeth and Braces Safe With the Foods You Eat

“After getting braces from Dr. Helm I feel way more confident with my smile.” -Leanica T.     Teen Orthodontics In most cases, the pre-teen and teenage years are the most ideal time for full (“comprehensive”) orthodontic treatment to set the stage for a lifetime of a beautiful, confident smile. At this age, the last permanent teeth are erupting into... read more »

Head Back to School With the Right Tools!

It is that time of year again where your children are headed back to school with their new backpacks, notepads and pencils! If they have braces, they will need some extra items in their backpack and locker. Our team wants to make sure your children are equipped with the tools they need to have a healthy and strong smile, so... read more »