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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

There Are Different Types of Orthodontic Braces to Help Correct the Alignment of Your Child’s Teeth

An unattractive smile can do more than simply hamper your son or daughter’s self-esteem. As time goes on these deviations can start to wear on the tooth enamel layer of multiple teeth. It could even increase their chances of suffering chips and fractures on multiple teeth in their dentition. Fortunately,... Read more »

You Might Need a Fixed Retainer to Help Prevent Your Lower Teeth from Relapsing After Braces

Orthodontic braces gradually correct the alignment of your teeth from the progressive tension applied during each of your adjustment appointments with Dr. Ben Frandsen. Once your braces have fully corrected the alignment of your teeth, Dr. Ben Frandsen can uninstall the orthodontic components. Yet you will need to use some... Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Canker Sores and Cold Sores?

"I love mouth sores!" said no one ever. Mouth sores — from time to time defined as soft-tissue disturbances — in or around the mouth can be painful, disagreeable and a potential indicator of a more grave disorder. A number of of our patients have mixed up cold sores and... Read more »

Caring for Your Invisalign® Smile

Invisalign® is just one of the smile straightening options we offer our patients who have misaligned smiles. Invisalign works by using a nearly invisible orthodontic system consisting of a series of clear plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires to align teeth. With each set of aligners, incremental changes are made,... Read more »