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What Is Orthognathic Surgery

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery, corrects misalignment of the jaw bones. It also helps with activities like chewing and swallowing. Orthognathic surgery can even improve your profile and facial appearance.

how do braces fix crossbites

How Do Braces Fix Crossbites?

When it comes to teeth, you have probably heard of crossbites. But chances are you don’t fully understand what a crossbite is or how braces can fix crossbites.

how do braces fix deep bites

How Do Braces Fix Deep Bites?

How do braces can fix a deep overbite? Learn the 3 specific ways that deep bites are corrected with braces. That way there’s no more mystery around braces and their function in fixing your bite and getting you to happier, healthier smile.

how do braces fix open bites

How Do Braces Fix Open Bites?

Open bites are a common problem orthodontists see every day. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 specific ways that open bites are corrected with braces. Then we’ll go into the process behind each method.

removing braces with debond plier

How Are Braces Removed?

One of the most exciting days of the entire braces process is the day your braces are removed!

In this article we’ll discuss what you should know about getting your braces off, and whether you should try to remove your braces at home…

broken braces brackets

Broken Brackets – What You Need to Know

By Dr. Tyler Coles – Premier Orthodontics Table of Contents “What should I do if I have a broken bracket?” — That’s one of the biggest questions orthodontic patients have. 

tooth extractions for braces

Tooth Extractions for Braces

There are certain types of tooth and bite problems that are better treated, in the short and long term, by having some teeth removed. Learn 3 of the most common reasons that orthodontists may find extractions necessary.

how do braces fix overbites

How Do Braces Fix Overbites?

Most people may know that braces CAN fix overbites—but most have no idea HOW. Read this article where we discuss 4 specific ways that overbites are corrected with braces.

what is a quad helix expander

The Patient’s Guide to a Quad Helix Expander

A quad helix is an appliance that is used to expand or widen out the upper teeth. There are several different types of expanders that orthodontists may use, but the quad helix has a few unique features.

Self Ligating Braces

The Complete Guide to Self Ligating Braces

What are self ligating braces? This article will break down the definition and uses of self ligating braces, the specific benefits of self ligating braces, and why you might consider choosing self ligating braces for you or your child.

do braces hurt

Do Braces Hurt?

While there is some discomfort involved with getting braces, this article should help alleviate any concerns you may have about braces pain in general.

Invisalign Instructions

Invisalign Instructions

You may have already received Invisalign instructions, but in case you forgot anything you can review this article for detailed Invisalign instructions.

How long do you have to wear a retainer

How Long Do You Have to Wear a Retainer?

If you’re finally done with braces or Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering how long you have to wear a retainer. You may also be curious about just how long a single retainer is expected to last.

Replacement Retainer

How to Get a Replacement Retainer

Retainers are a life-long commitment, but one set won’t last you the rest of your life. At some point you will need to get a replacement retainer.

how to put rubber bands on braces

How to Put Rubber Bands On Braces

Rubber bands with braces may seem difficult, but with a few tips and tricks from this article, you’ll know how to put rubber bands on braces in no time.

How Do Braces Work?

How Do Braces Work?

How do braces work? In this article we’ll show you exactly how braces work to move your teeth into a straight and healthy smile.

How to floss with braces

How to Floss With Braces

The hardest part of braces? Flossing. Learn how to floss with braces and what tools you need to make flossing with braces easy.