5 Foods to Avoid with Braces

Anyone who has braces wants the treatment process to go as quickly as possible. One of the things you can do to prevent having to wear your braces for longer than is necessary is to make sure you stay away from certain foods that can cause damage to your braces or teeth. Here are some […]

Tips for Flossing with Braces

flossing with braces

Are you having a hard time flossing with braces? If you wear braces, it is vital to floss every day and brush at least twice per day to remove food particles that can be caught with brackets or wires, and to eliminate any sugar and bacteria from your teeth. Here are some dental strategies for […]

When Your Child Should Get Braces

What You Need to Know About When Your Child Should Get Braces If you’ve noticed any of the common signs that your child may need braces such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, difficulty chewing, or noticeably crooked teeth, you may be wondering when (and if) your child should get braces. Here’s what you need to […]

Why the Holidays are Better with Braces

Are you bummed about having braces this holiday season? It seems like most people feel that special events or holidays just aren’t as enjoyable when you have braces. However, here at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics, we like to look at the bright side of things and why having braces during the holidays can actually be […]

Taking Care of Your Braces at School Know the DIY Kit

Braces at school

DIY Survival Kit for Your Braces at School Whether you’ve just gotten your braces on or had them for a few years, caring for your braces at school can be a challenge. Fortunately, it is possible to plan for and schedule your oral hygiene at school. Before we get started, though, some people might be […]

Maintaining Fresh Breath with Braces

Maintaining Fresh Breath with Braces

Is it Possible to Have Fresh Breath with Braces? Nobody likes bad breath. Nobody likes to wear braces. When you couple them together, then you have an uncomfortable situation! People who wear braces are susceptible to bad breath more so than people who don’t wear braces. This is because there are greater chances for food […]

You Got Your Braces Off, Know What to expect and what to do?

Braces Off

Here’s what to expect and what to do after getting your braces off No matter how long you have had them on, the day you get your braces off is definitely a day to celebrate! If your brace will be coming off soon, you probably have quite a few questions regarding the removal of your […]

Brush and Floss Like a Boss

The ultimate guide to help you brush and floss while wearing braces Having good oral hygiene is important for everyone but when you have braces, it’s even more critical! Braces tend to trap food against your teeth, which can lead to bad breath, plaque build-up, cavities, and discoloration on your teeth. After all the time, […]

How to Care for Your Retainer

The Best Care for Your Retainer Recently got your braces off? Here’s how you can care for your retainer. Having braces is a huge investment, so when you get them off and receive a retainer, you want to make sure you’re caring for your new smile and the retainer. Caring for your new smile means […]

New Year, New Smile

Start the new year by giving your smile a makeover. 2018 is here and that means new resolutions and goals to achieve by the end of the year. Some people will be setting a weight loss goal or another personal achievement to reach. Others may be setting family goals or goals to achieve at work. […]