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 »

How to Protect Your Braces and Teeth During Treatment

If you are looking to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, orthodontic treatment may be the right course for you. To achieve the best possible results, it’s important to show your braces proper care and keep them in good shape. We invite you to use the following tips on avoiding damaging foods and maintaining excellent oral hygiene: - While the... read more »

The Link Between Braces and Oral Health

Did you know there is a link between your oral health and orthodontic treatments? People with poor alignment in their teeth and jaw can suffer from serious oral health problems. That is why our orthodontist, Dr. Ben Frandsen with Frandsen Orthodontics in Orem, Utah, is happy to talk to you about your reasons for choosing orthodontic treatments. Braces are a... read more »

Choosing Orthodontics Can Boost Your Smile

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your smile? If so, have you considered orthodontics? Braces offer many benefits to your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Ben Frandsen here at Frandsen Orthodontics in Orem, Utah, specializes in orthodontics and is happy to give you the details on why orthodontic treatments might be best for you.... read more »

Invisalign®: A Discreet Option for Straightening Teeth and Aligning Your Bite

Millions of teens and adults have successfully straightened crooked or crowded teeth and aligned their bites for a healthier, more attractive smile by turning to the Invisalign® system.   Invisalign is a discreet system that gradually shifts the teeth using predictable, controlled tooth movements. To accomplish this, you will wear clear, removable, plastic aligners for 20-22 hours a day to... read more »

Tips for Keeping Tooth Decay at Bay When You Have Braces

Do you want a successful and convenient orthodontic journey? If so, you should do your best to keep your smile healthy and strong, which means you should work to avoid dental issues like cavities on a regular basis. Sadly, those with braces are prone to tooth decay because thoroughly cleaning the teeth and gums when you have braces can be... read more »

Damage Control for a Broken Braces Bracket

A common orthodontic emergency is a broken braces bracket. Brackets often become damaged because they are fragile and can become damaged from several things, including: - Eating foods that can be damaging to braces - An injury to the mouth - Brushing teeth too vigorously or incorrectly in some way - Using a toothpick - Flossing too vigorously In the... read more »

Healthy Gums Help Reduce Any Discomfort After a Braces Adjustment

The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Ben Frandsen and his team of orthodontic specialists represents a functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is accomplished through a gradual process of adjustments, where the orthodontic components are tightened. Each of these appointments will progressively stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into... read more »

Got a Permanent Retainer? Here’s How to Care for Your Teeth

If you have a permanent retainer, then you need to care for it and the surrounding teeth so you can maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. In fact, if you don’t have the proper maintenance techniques, there is a chance you could fall victim to dental issues, especially because plaque and bacteria gather and grow around the retainer. So,... read more »

We Answer Your Big Questions About Playing Sports With Braces

Braces can cause some big changes in your life, especially where sports are concerned, but Dr. Ben Frandsen and our team are happy to help you feel comfortable with your braces. If you are involved in sports, we can answer your biggest questions about playing sports with braces. Can I play sports while I have braces? We hear this question... read more »