The palate is the technical term for the roof of the mouth, which is, in part, made up of the maxillae (upper jaw bones). It’s not something most people give a lot of thought to. But, when the palate doesn’t develop properly, whether due to genetics, chronic mouth breathing or oral habits like prolonged thumb […]
At Smile Experience Orthodontics in Wayne and Oak Ridge, NJ, my team and I love being a part of the local small business community. And with Small Business Saturday coming up on November 26, 2022, I’ve rounded up some outstanding, independent stores to support during your holiday shopping in Morris County and Passaic County this […]
When you finish braces or Invisalign treatment, you’ll be a lot less susceptible to bad breath, technically called halitosis, because straight teeth are easier to clean. But, while you’re in treatment, it’s a different story since orthodontic appliances create more hiding places for bacteria and food. The good news is, with a few simple steps, […]
Adult orthodontic treatment has been increasingly more popular over the past decade. Whether you’re straightening your teeth for the first time or you had braces in the past, but your teeth shifted after forgetting to wear your retainer, it’s never too late to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Though you can get excellent results whether […]
When should a child see an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children have their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. This doesn’t mean your child will come in for this first visit and then leave Smile Experience Orthodontics in braces. Instead, it’s a baseline exam that gives my team and […]
Finishing Invisalign® treatment or getting your braces off is a momentous occasion. You brushed and flossed, you cared for your braces or aligners, you came in for appointments and now you have a fantastic smile to show for it. Of course, if you’re one of our Oak Ridge or Wayne orthodontic patients, my team and […]
How do I know if I need braces? If you’ve been wondering this, you’re not alone. As an Oak Ridge and Wayne orthodontist one of the first things patients ask is, “Do I need braces?” Or, “Do I need Invisalign?” While the only way to find out for certain if you do need braces or […]
“My dentist says Invisalign won’t work for me.” “My orthodontist told me I’m not a candidate for Invisalign.” My team and I hear things like this a lot at Smile Experience Orthodontics. If you had your heart set on clear aligner treatment, it can be really disappointing to find out that you’re not a candidate. […]
How long does it take Invisalign to work? On average, treatment is generally six months to 1 year, depending on your specific needs.
What is the best way to brush with braces? Here steps to help reduce the chance of cavities, bad breath, and ensure future oral health problems don’t pop up.