Serenity Orthodontics Blog
February 28, 2023
Every Valentine’s Day, partners go on romantic dates, eat lots of seasonal treats, and give each other thoughtful gifts. If you have dinner planned out but aren’t sure what kind of present to give your partner, why not give them one that will promote a healthy smile? Continue reading to learn about four ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts that will help your loved one keep their smile in good condition.(more…)
February 22, 2023
For many, getting braces as a teenager is a right of passage. This symbolizes becoming an adult and achieving a smile that you’ll be proud to show off for the rest of your days. Unfortunately, for some people, this beautiful beam doesn’t last as long as intended. If you still have your old retainer, you may be wondering if popping it on will help you move your teeth back into the right position. Keep reading to learn if this is a good way to fix your crooked teeth.(more…)
February 15, 2023
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection that is often the result of a bad oral hygiene routine. Gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, can usually be treated and even reversed with good oral hygiene and frequent in-office dental cleanings. But, when the infection progresses into periodontitis, this may lead to a variety of problems, including heart issues. Fortunately, straightening your smile can help. Continue reading to learn how periodontal disease is linked to heart health and what orthodontics can do to prevent it.(more…)
February 9, 2023
It’s Children’s Dental Health Month, and that means it’s the perfect time of the year to get your child some new oral hygiene products. Though there is a range of products on the market, children who have braces may need different tools to keep their smiles in good shape. Continue reading to learn about four products that will help your child keep their smile healthy this month and beyond.(more…)
January 30, 2023
Clear aligners have become more and more popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. The cosmetic benefits are obvious—unlike metal braces, clear aligners are so discreet that often people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
That said, there are other benefits to clear aligners that have nothing to do with their appearance. If you want to know a little bit more about why this treatment is so popular, here are a few reasons that have nothing to do with how they look.(more…)
January 19, 2023
Now that it’s January, are you looking for simple but significant New Year’s resolutions to make and keep in 2021? If you have braces or Invisalign, your smile is a great place to start! Now is the perfect time to rededicate yourself to some healthy habits that will benefit your oral health and keep your orthodontic treatment on track. Here are five great New Year’s resolutions you can make this year for a happier and healthier smile.(more…)
January 17, 2023
If you’ve gotten braces or clear aligners recently, you’re probably still adjusting to quite a few things about the treatment. You may be talking differently, or still getting used to cleaning.
You might also have noticed a peculiar feeling: one of your teeth being strangely loose. It may even feel to you like your teeth could fall right out of your head! For the most part, this isn’t unusual. If you want to know more about how why your braces can make your teeth feel loose, here are some reasons that could be the case.(more…)
January 5, 2023
Sometimes, people who could get a lot out of orthodontic treatment think that braces aren’t an option for them. Adults in particular feel like they’re too old for braces, or that their teeth are too set into place for them to be effective.
That just isn’t true! Not only will an orthodontist be happy to fit you for braces, but they can absolutely make a massive positive impact on your life. If you want to learn a little bit more about the prospect of getting braces as an adult, here are a few things that would be good to know.(more…)
December 31, 2022
Braces can sometimes get a bad rap in pop culture. Some people, think about braces in film and imagine them getting tangled together during a first kiss, or forming the basis of a cheap gross-out gag.
Orthodontics deserves better. Braces represent a new start for many people, one where they can smile bigger and better than they ever thought possible. That’s beautiful, and it doesn’t get talked about nearly often enough. To change the narrative, here are some of the moments in pop culture where braces made a positive impression.(more…)
December 23, 2022
Invisalign aligners are an incredible piece of orthodontic technology. Years of research and study have gone into making the treatment as effective as it can be, and the result is a way to straighten your teeth that is simple, discreet, and incredibly convenient.
A lot of work went into crafting your aligners, so when you receive them, you have to put in the work to keep them clean. It’s recommended that you clean your aligner every time you need to put them back in. Here’s a guide to how you can do that, and what to avoid if you don’t want to ruin your aligner.(more…)