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 »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Frandsen Orthodontics, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area... Read more »