Wearing and Caring for Your Retainer

You and your braces are going to be together for a long time, but not forever. It may seem hard to believe right now, but the day will come when the doctor removes your braces. While the major part of your treatment will be over, you won’t be done just yet. After your braces come off, the doctor will give... read more »

Don’t Ignore Your Toothbrush While Wearing Braces

Do you know why you are always encouraged to brush your teeth while wearing braces? Our doctor and team highly encourage this practice throughout the process of your orthodontic treatment, especially following every meal and snack you eat while you have braces. It’s important to maintain proper tooth brushing habits during braces treatment to make your treatment more successful. Brushing... read more »

The Role of Diet in Orthodontic Success

If you want to have successful orthodontic treatment that lets you out of your braces as soon as possible, it’s important to follow any instructions provided by Dr. Michael Jacobsen during your treatment. We want to help you have successful results from wearing braces, and this can involve eating a diet that doesn’t risk your orthodontic appliance. Maintaining a healthy... read more »

Got Braces? Here is How to Avoid Problems on Easter

If you’re like our orthodontic team, you want to have a successful and easy-going Easter that is free of orthodontic problems. Well, to have this top-notch Easter holiday, you need to keep your smile and braces in mind. In fact, you need to do all you can to keep your braces in tip-top shape. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen,... read more »

Make Sure to Care for Your Smile While Wearing Braces

While you are wearing braces, make sure to take good care of your teeth and gums. It's easy for plaque to build up around brackets, wires, and elastic bands in addition to oral surfaces. To prevent tooth decay and gum disease, make daily oral care a priority. While it might be more challenging to clean oral surfaces while wearing braces,... read more »

How to Care for Your Braces

Do you have braces? If so, you need to care for them each day. If you don’t care for them, they won’t care for and straighten your smile the way you want them to. So, it’s very important to keep them in tip-top shape. To help you do so, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen, has some tips for you. -Brush... read more »

Losing a Primary Tooth Might Increase Your Child’s Chances of Needing Braces

The process of your child growing up typically includes their 20 primary teeth being replaced by the complement of 32 permanent teeth that will need to serve them throughout adulthood. Cavities in their early years that severely compromise a tooth or call for total extraction can alter the structure of their jaw as it develops. As this happens, it’s possible... read more »

Traditional Braces Can Correct Your Teeth to Prevent Certain Dental Problems and Provide You with an Appealing Smile

As strong as your natural tooth enamel is, the integrity of your teeth can still be threatened by alignment problems. Deviations in the alignment of your teeth can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel layer of multiple teeth. This could cause dental attrition that could promote cavities, while also increasing your chances of suffering dental fractures. Fortunately,... read more »

Tips on Avoiding White Spots on the Smile During Your Orthodontic Journey

If you’re about to align your smile with orthodontics, you’re on your way toward the smile of your dreams. You probably look forward to the day you can take your braces off and show off your smile. Well, you’re not alone there. Many people feel the same way. For the most beautiful smile possible, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen, recommends... read more »

The Quest to Becoming an Orthodontist

If you are interested in improving your oral health care via straighter teeth, you will need the services only given by orthodontist, which are specialists trained in correcting curved teeth. The quest to becoming an orthodontist requires dedication and mastery of the craft of straightening smiles. Listed below are a few key facts about orthodontics: - Orthodontists are experts in... read more »