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 »

Protect Your Smile From Having Gum Disease and Braces at the Same Time

Gum disease is a periodontal infection that develops from the bacteria caused by plaque, and it requires treatment before it affects the health of the gums, jawbone, and teeth and significantly delays your orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to take the following steps during your orthodontic treatment to prevent the development of gum disease. Brush Your Teeth Take two minutes... read more »

Invisalign®: Steps to a Straighter Smile

Some individuals with crowded or crooked teeth are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because they worry that metal brackets and wires will mar the beauty of their smile. If you share this concern, ask Dr. Michael Jacobsen about Invisalign® in Victorville, California. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently straighten your smile. 1. Consultation When you come in... read more »

Retainers, Braces and Headgear

An oral or orthodontic appliance is any tool utilized as part of a system to keep your pearly whites aligned suitably, and these tools can be installed to be fixed or removable, anchored inside or outside of the mouth. Here’s a brief rundown of the different varieties of oral and orthodontic tools practitioners use: - Braces come in multiple types.... 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 Smile-Care Tips You Need After Orthodontic Treatment

Even though orthodontic treatment can help you in a myriad of ways, you still need to take good care of your smile after your braces have been removed. That’s right. Your smile still needs regular care and maintenance. To help you keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape after you’ve removed your braces in Victorville, California, Dr. Michael Jacobsen... read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

For those with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, orthodontics is the answer. This can improve not only the appearance of your smile, but the health as well. Now that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are some things you should know about caring for your teeth and braces. Dental Hygiene with Braces Dental hygiene is a little more involved... read more »

Orthodontics: How to Have a Positive Relationship with Your Braces

Are you tired of hearing all of the horror stories involved with braces? Yeah, we are too. That is why our Jacobsen & Maleeh Orthodontics team is here to tell you how to have a positive relationship with your braces in Victorville, California. There are many things you can do to ensure a positive and successful orthodontic experience, and those... read more »