Caring for Your New Braces

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Have you just had braces suggested or placed? Would you like some information about caring for braces? Dr. Erik TinHan and our team are thrilled to give you some tips for taking care of your braces to make your orthodontic treatment a pleasant one. Foods to Avoid There are certain... Read more »

Have Braces? No Food For You!

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Ok, the title is a bit misleading. But the truth is that when you get braces, you’re going to realize that you can’t have a lot of your favorite foods. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s part of the sacrifice you make for straight - and healthy - teeth. Often, you get... Read more »

Overcrowded Teeth Might Be Corrected by Traditional Braces

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As your child’s oral structure grows and develops, their 20 primary teeth are gradually replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will serve them throughout adult life. Sometimes multiple teeth can emerge very close together causing one or more to deviate from its ideal alignment. If you have noticed a... Read more »

What Food Restrictions Come With Braces?

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As you may know, braces come with some restrictions concerning what foods you can eat. These restrictions are made to protect your braces, as many of these foods can ruin them. Even so, some foods can still be enjoyed, you just need to put a little extra work into them.... Read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth With Braces

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If you have braces, it’s very important to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This is especially important because oftentimes braces making cleaning your smile a bit difficult. So, it’s very important to focus on cleaning your teeth, gums, and braces regularly. To help you maintain a healthy... Read more »

Orthodontics Are for Patients of All Ages

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Many people wrongly assume that braces are only for children and teenagers. More and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you can have... Read more »

Cavities Can Complicate the Process of Correcting Your Teeth with Braces

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Your regularly scheduled braces adjustments at Dr. Erik TinHan’s orthodontic clinic represents an effective method for gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. Each one of these outpatient sessions will tighten the orthodontic components to affect the connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your periodontal tissues. As time goes... Read more »

The Best Ways to Obtain Fresh Breath When You Have Braces

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If you desire a fresh and pristine breath while you have braces, our orthodontist, Dr. Erik TinHan, is happy to help you. Unfortunately, achieving that fresh breath can be difficult because of all the food particles and plaque that get stuck in your braces and on your teeth. The good... Read more »

Adults With Braces Want Holiday Treats, Too!

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When you can’t participate in your normal holiday food traditions, things can look rather gray. Bring your world back into color as you realize how much you CAN eat. As an adult, you have more control over the foods you decide to eat. Choose to integrate these delicious holiday foods... Read more »