What To Do If You Break a Bracket

What To Do If You Break a Bracket

If you broke your bracket, it can cause a LOT of anxiety. But don’t stress, we got steps to fix your broken bracket until you see your orthodontist. First things first: Stay calm Broken brackets aren’t necessarily emergency level situations, they can be easily...
Going to the Orthodontist

Going to the Orthodontist

Every other week, Sam’s brother Ben goes to the orthodontist after school to have his braces checked. One day the dentist told Sam’s mom that Sam should see an orthodontist, too. What’s an orthodontist? Why does Sam need to see one? And what will...
Why Do You Need A Retainer

Why Do You Need A Retainer

You’ve been going to appointments, brushing carefully, turning down popcorn and candy for months and months while wearing braces. They’re finally off, and your smile is looking great. So why, after all that hard work, do you still need to wear a retainer? When you...
Talking With Braces

Talking With Braces

When you first get your new braces or orthodontic aligners, you may find that you encounter some challenges when it comes to talking. Here are some tips from the Green Orthodontics team on how to navigate these challenges! The first thing you should keep in mind if...
How Do I Take A Good Picture With Braces?

How Do I Take A Good Picture With Braces?

If you have braces, you may be feeling a bit self-conscious when you’re smiling for pictures. Here are some tips for taking great pictures with your braces. You may feel a little insecure about how your braces look right now, but one day you’ll want to be able to look...
Life with Braces

Life with Braces

What to Expect Congratulations on beginning your orthodontic journey! We are excited to be taking this step with you. We are here to make sure this is an amazing experience for you and your family. Here is what you can expect to feel immediately after getting braces...
How do braces move my teeth?

How do braces move my teeth?

Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time (usually two years). Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and that is where Dr. Green and...
Common Types of Night Guards to Combat TMJ

Common Types of Night Guards to Combat TMJ

TMJ can be highly uncomfortable for some people. The repetitive clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth can lead to jaw pain, headaches, teeth sensitivity, and other negative side effects. TMJ can also be a result of a dislocated jaw, muscular spasms in the...
Invisalign

Invisalign

If you want a straighter smile but are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing traditional braces, Invisalign is an excellent solution. The advancements in modern orthodontic technology have made it possible for orthodontists to inconspicuously straighten teeth that...
Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics are still an option. In fact, there...
Early (Phase-One) Treatment

Early (Phase-One) Treatment

At Green Orthodontics, we emphasize the importance of early orthodontic screenings. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the first orthodontic visit take place at 7 years of age since some children at this age begin to reveal signs of jaw and or...
Clear Braces

Clear Braces

Clear braces offer an orthodontic treatment option that will align your teeth effectively and quickly, provide an esthetic look during treatment, and correct your specific orthodontic needs. We offer our patients Radiance Plus braces, a clear solution from American...
TMJ: Occlusal Splint/Night Guard Therapy

TMJ: Occlusal Splint/Night Guard Therapy

For patients with disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), splint (night guard) therapy can often deliver much-needed relief. A properly adjusted occlusal splint does more than just protect the teeth. By covering up the areas of the top teeth that normally...
Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics addresses issues with jaw alignment. When it is out of alignment, it can affect the bite, as well as the function of the mouth. Some misaligned jaws are may be problematic as they can  cause abnormal wear on the teeth and other secondary...
Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, Americans and residents of are privy to a bevy of tooth-straightening options, each of which offers different benefits. Currently, the most popular types of braces used in include: Metal...
Orthodontic Preventive Care

Orthodontic Preventive Care

The field of orthodontics spans beyond corrective treatments. It also includes preventive care, which is used to prevent the development of a bad bite or crooked and overcrowded teeth. In fact, some children who undergo preventive treatments can avoid the need for far...
Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions from your orthodontist to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can...
What is an Orthodontist

What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an...
Emergency Orthodontic Care

Emergency Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic emergencies can occur at any time during treatment and often pertain to complications with appliances. An orthodontic emergency is any circumstance that causes pain, threatens a patient’s health, or interferes with the course of orthodontic treatment. An...
Children Orthodontics

Children Orthodontics

The majority of patients undergoing orthodontic care are children and teens. When kids are young, their jaws are constantly growing to accommodate new teeth. It is during this time that the teeth are easily moved, allowing for a shorter treatment time – especially in...
Type of Appliances

Type of Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating these conditions requires the assistance of orthodontic appliances, of which there are...