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 »

A Mouth Guard Can Help Protect You Against Oral Trauma

Certain athletic activities and contact sports come with an increased risk of injury. Many schools, gyms, and athletic associations require using a mouth guard to protect your teeth and soft oral tissues from the potential trauma caused by a blow to the face. There are several different styles available in... Read more »

What to Expect After Your Braces

It may take months, it may even take years, but sooner or later, your braces will complete their work and it will be time to take them off. While it is a big event, you still have a way to go before you are done. The process of removing your... Read more »

Avoid Bad Breath When You Have Braces by Doing These Things

You want to avoid bad breath as much as possible, right? Right, especially when you have braces. Fortunately, Dr. Rehana Khan and our orthodontic team have the perfect tips that can help you maintain a clean and fresh breath throughout the day! First, clean your teeth and gums on a... Read more »

The Basics of Orthodontic Braces

If you have crooked teeth, often the best pathway to a straight smile is through braces. Braces come with a variety of treatment methods as well as benefits. Knowing what you want out of your smile is important, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatments. Here are the basics of... Read more »

Keep Your Braces in Great Shape and They Will Do the Same for You

Keep your braces in great shape and they will do the same for you. If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is essential to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also essential in ensuring... Read more »