The Keys to a Great Smile with Mouthguards

Oral accidents and injuries can occur at any time in the form of dental damage. Even a single blow to your face can severely hinder your oral health, so it is important to make sure you're taking the necessary steps to keep your smile safe. One highly effective oral health... Read more »

Proper Dental Hygiene for Braces

When our orthodontist attaches braces to your mouth, she designs them to gradually realign your teeth to prevent you from having to live with damaged tooth enamel and an unappealing smile. While wearing braces, you will need to maintain excellent oral hygiene to increase the efficacy of your orthodontic treatment.... Read more »

Orthodontic Braces Can Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth to Give You an Attractive Smile

Unaddressed alignment issues with your teeth can put your mouth at increased risk of some dental health conditions. It can also leave you with an unattractive smile that leaves you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. In a situation like this Dr. Rehana Khan can gradually correct the alignment of your... Read more »

Holiday Foods To Avoid With Braces

 The holidays are rough for people with braces. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things they should avoid eating. It’s tempting to bend (or break) the rules, but it is NOT worth the damage to brackets and wires. Broken braces are not a good addition to a holiday party. To... Read more »

The Advantages of Invisalign® Aligners

For many years, the main option for correcting crooked teeth was braces. In this modern age of modern dental technology, Invisalign® clear aligners are increasing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. Here are some of the advantages of Invisalign: - Invisalign can help straighten smiles and lower your... Read more »

Keeping Braces Clean and Pristine

Cleaning your braces cannot be overstated. If they aren’t clean or fall into disrepair, you can’t expect them to deliver the full functionality for which they were designed. Here are a few tips to keep your braces in proper working condition: - Foods like some kinds of fruit and nuts... Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Uninstalled

Each of your child’s braces adjustments at Dr. Rehana Khan’s orthodontic clinic helped to bring their teeth one step closer to their ideal position and alignment. Now that this has been accomplished, she can uninstall the orthodontic hardware. However, the periodontal ligaments anchoring their teeth in place will still have... Read more »

An Athlete with Braces Might Need a Custom Mouth Guard

The orthodontic components of your braces represent a functional component for realigning your teeth. Each of your adjustment sessions with Dr. Rehana Khan will tension your braces to bring your teeth once step closer to their ideal position and orientation. If a component it loosened, damaged, or bent it will... Read more »

General Information about TMJs

A temporomandibular joint, also called a TMJ, is a joint within your jaw that is primarily in charge for many essential functions within your face, including the ability to open and close your mouth. A TMJ is a complex ball and socket joint with a myriad of connected parts that... Read more »

My Teeth Are Sore After an Orthodontic Adjustment. What Do I Do?

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. However, it can be difficult at times. After orthodontic adjustments, it’s normal and expected to have sore teeth. This can be quite inconvenient and bothersome. Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve the soreness and... Read more »