At Straight Orthodontics we want to educate our patients on treatment options and how to maintain great dental health!

What causes swollen gums with braces?

Swollen gums can be caused by gingivitis or as a result of shifting teeth. When it comes to orthodontic treatments, braces are a highly effective and reliable solution. They can…

Why do teeth shift?

Teeth move over time, even after orthodontic treatment. Although you may not always notice it, your teeth do move and shift throughout the course of your life. This movement occurs…

Foods to avoid with braces

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you avoid certain foods. If you have decided to undergo orthodontic treatment in the form of braces, there are a few adjustments…

Braces and Barbecues

Part of the season’s fun usually involves a barbecue with family and friends. However, for those wearing braces, tread with caution! Not all summertime staples are braces friendly. Though there…

Can Invisalign close gaps?

Invisalign can resolve a number of orthodontic issues, including gaps between the teeth. If you have an orthodontic issue that you would like resolved but would prefer a more discreet…

Misaligned Jaws

One of the things an orthodontist looks for, in a patient’s occlusion, is that the upper teeth are out over the top of the lower teeth.  That is normal occlusion. When the…

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who specialises in the alignment of teeth. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering what exactly your orthodontist can do to help….

What is Invisalign?

You’ve probably heard about Invisalign somewhere, whether it was through a friend, family member or an advertisement that you’ve seen before. Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that uses a series…

The Risks of DIY Aligner Kits

You have probably come across Invisalign and similar brands which are offered in chair at the orthodontist, however you would have seen many other DIY aligner brands online. These DIY…

The importance of regular dental cleanings with braces

Your dentist is your primary oral care provider and it is important that you still maintain regular dental check-ups as well as visits to your dental hygienist when you have…