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

How to know if you need braces

Signs that you might benefit from braces include crooked and crowded teeth. Braces achieve very predictable and effective results for individuals who would like to straighten their teeth. Often, braces…

How long do you need braces?

The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on a number of factors, including your concern, age and aesthetic goal. If you are considering braces, you are probably wondering how long you…

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…

How do braces work?

Braces work by moving the teeth into the correct position. If you are considering an orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering how braces work exactly. Traditional metal braces are a…

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….