Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

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 »

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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more »