What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Your Bite Pattern Can Affect Your Smile

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Essentially, occlusion is… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening… Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Oral Hygiene with Braces

Since you can still be at risk for periodontal disease while your teeth are being aligned, it’s very important to take care of your teeth and braces during the alignment process. With so many nooks and crannies, it’s very important to keep an even closer eye on your dental health. Here are some important tips… Read more »

What You Should Know About Orthodontics

Orthodontics may at first seem very intimidating due to many factors such as social pressure, thoughts of metal wire in your mouth, or changing your smile altogether. But we’re here to tell you that orthodontics can help you get the straighter smile you need and want. Braces not only straighten your teeth but can benefit… Read more »

Before you Get Dental Implants, Have a Solid Plan in Place!

Dental implants are strong, reliable, long-term devices that can serve as the foundation in single or multiple missing teeth scenarios.  They are great also if you’re contemplating the removal of all your teeth if that be the necessity as a support for full replacement teeth.  However, it would not be a good idea to show… Read more »

Early Orthodontic Treatment Can Help You Have Peace of Mind

Why do you see such young kids (7-9) already being treated with orthodontics these days? This is worrisome for some parents who, on one hand, want to ensure that they are doing all they can to take care of their children, but on the other hand, don’t want to get treatment if not truly necessary or if it… Read more »

Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams With “Cosmetic Dentistry”

If you despise the appearance of your unattractive smile, then Dr. Doug Jensen, a dual specialist in both orthodontics and prosthodontics encourages you to schedule an appointment today. He can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted with cosmetic dentistry!   Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic dentistry, is not a recognized specialty of dentistry. … Read more »