Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself enjoy them, guilt-free! Sugary Treachery Holidays aside, it is important... read more »

Prepare for the School Year Equipped With a Handy Braces Toolkit!

Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will be spending a good chunk of their time away from... read more »

The Benefits of Wearing Braces as a Child Versus an Adult

Braces worn at any age takes up to two years to straighten on average. Designed to fit your mouth, they are customized to your mouth to place your teeth correctly. During your time in braces, many appointments and adjustments will need to take place. It’s not always comfortable, but it can prevent many issues down the road! Many people feel... read more »

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one’s smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints. When Your... read more »

Orthodontics: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Oral Hygiene With Braces

Do you have questions about oral hygiene with braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Ben Frandsen, strongly encourages you to find the answers to your questions quickly. Not knowing everything about oral hygiene with braces can be detrimental. In fact, it can affect your appliance and your entire orthodontic journey. So, please work to find the answers. To help you... read more »

Tips for a Successful Orthodontic Treatment

Do you want to have a successful orthodontic treatment in Orem, Utah? If so, there are things you can do to make your journey as convenient as possible as well as increase your chances of reaching your perfect smile when your complete treatment. Our orthodontist, Dr. Ben Frandsen, is happy to tell you all about the things you can do... read more »

The Components of Braces

Have you recently had braces recommended for your smile? You may be wondering how braces work to straighten your smile. Read on to be enlightened. Brackets Brackets are small squares that are bonded to the front of each tooth or are attached with orthodontic bands. These brackets hold the arch wires that move the teeth to their correct positions. Orthodontic... read more »

Water Flossers: An Effective Way to a Cleaner Smile in Braces

Did you know there is a new and even fun way to clean between your teeth and along the gumline while wearing braces? That’s with the use of a water flosser! Water flossers are high-tech and handy tools that can wash your smile and boost your oral health while you are straightening your pearly whites. To help you know all... read more »