You may be excited to begin your orthodontic treatment with braces, but we don’t blame you if you’re nervous as well. While the results of having braces will be well worth the effort, there is a fair amount of adjusting necessary to be prepared for when you have braces, especially during the first week. Here’s…

Read More
Can teeth get crooked again after braces?

Once you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment, you may be feeling on top of the world. You’re now the proud owner of a beautiful smile, all the hard work is done, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it. It’s important to note that while the hard work of maintaining your braces…

Read More
Are homemade braces safe, and do they work?

by Dr. Lavonne Fore In the age of instant knowledge and DIY everything, it’s not surprising that orthodontics has been affected by this as well. Orthodontic treatment can mean money, time and effort spent on braces or Invisalign. Even though professional treatment is completely worth it in the end, many people are starting to try…

Read More
Learn why you should get braces in Charleston SC

by Dr. Lavonne Fore You may be tossing around the idea of getting braces and wondering if they may be right for you. Your teeth may be slightly crooked or you may be experiencing difficulty in performing everyday tasks. Braces can help in a multitude of ways. Often times we have underlying problems with the…

Read More

You’re likely looking forward to getting your braces removed so you can proudly show off your straight, bright smile. However, failing to care for your teeth and braces properly could result in some unsightly dual tones when you get your braces removed. Avoiding this problem requires taking some intentional steps. Why White Spots Appear on…

Read More
woman smiling with braces

Getting braces is a big deal. Not only will your daily routine change, you’ll add some new responsibilities, and, of course, a stunning smile once all is said and done. Focusing on your treatment should be at the forefront of your mind, but many patients can’t get past their appearance. Sure, your appearance will change…

Read More
sensitive teeth

Having sensitive teeth can be a challenge. Hot and cold foods can irritate your teeth and simply applying pressure can cause you to wince in pain, so how will you ever be able to handle braces? You may not realize this, but tooth sensitivity can be caused by everyday things you’re doing that can be…

Read More
college student

When most people think of college, having braces may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Between the midnight study sessions and group projects to a busy social life and an abundance of activities, college students may overlook this time as being one of the best times to have braces. It’s true! Having…

Read More
Why_do_braces_take_so_long

In a world of instant gratification, the process of having braces can seem like a long one. The field of orthodontics should have come up with a faster process by now, right? If you really think about how braces move teeth, you’ll better understand why the process can take a little longer than you’d think.…

Read More

For some, it may be obvious that braces are in their future, but for others, figuring out if they need braces can be complicated. In many cases, you’ll need to tune in to your smile and take notice if everyday tasks are difficult to perform or if you’re struggling with discomfort. Sometimes, patients may have…

Read More