What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Product Feature: Plaque HD®

Here at Helm Orthodontics, we are excited to feature some of the excellent products we use in our office. We know that plaque removal is one of the most important aspects of dentistry to help tend to your dental health as well as your overall health. Some products we’ve incorporated... Read more »

The Answers to Braces Questions

If you have questions about braces, you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Nathan Helm, is happy to discuss braces and help you find the answers to your questions. The more you know about braces, the better. In fact, it can help you know if braces... Read more »

What Are Braces Made up Of?

Are you undergoing braces treatment, or have you recently had braces recommended for your smile? You may be wondering how braces work to straighten your smile. Our team is thrilled to shed some light on the subject. Brackets Brackets are small squares that are bonded to the front of each... Read more »

Your Retainer Needs Proper Care

A Hawley retainer is often used to help patients maintain the corrected position of their realigned teeth. With consistent use and adequate daily care, your retainer should prevent your teeth from relapsing. While the Hawley retainer is very durable it will still need some basic care and good oral hygiene... Read more »

Use Our Tips to Spring Clean Your Braces

Did you know you can spring clean your braces? Well, it’s true. In fact, you should make spring cleaning your braces a top priority. Spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you need to reach the smile you have always wanted. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Nathan... Read more »