Taking Care of Your Retainer

You and your braces will be spending quite a bit of time together. You probably won’t become old friends, but it will be a long-term relationship. Eventually, the time will come for them to be removed. And then…you will almost be ready to show off your smile to the world. Your braces do the hard […]

Treatment Options for Orthodontics

There are several types of braces available. Speak with Drs. Rollins and Petersen to discover which type best meets your needs and goals. Traditional Braces Traditional braces are constructed from high-quality stainless steel. They use brackets that are attached to each tooth to hold archwires in place. The archwires put pressure on the teeth to […]

TMJs and TMDs

Temporomandibular joints, also commonly referred to as TMJs, are essential for optimum oral health. TMJs are the ball-and-socket joints on both sides of your jaw that enable the movement of your jaw for all its various functions. This includes skills such as speech, opening and closing your mouth and chewing food. Without TMJs, your skills […]

Cleaning Your Braces and Why It Is Important

Are you aware that braces need to be cared for and maintained to ensure optimal functionality? Do you know how to keep your braces in good working order? To begin with, you should not participate in or attempt anything while wearing braces that you wouldn’t attempt without them, including playing contact sports or high-risk activities […]

Foods That Can Damage Braces and Your Smile

Did you know, that having an excellent diet is vital to your body, which does include your teeth and gums? Well, it’s true! Here at Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona, we understand the importance of a healthy diet throughout your orthodontic treatment. One thing that commonly goes overlooked is that it is always […]

What Should You Do If a Bracket on Your Braces Breaks?

If a bracket on your braces should accidentally break, don’t panic. There are things you can do to keep your smile on track. It is not uncommon for a bracket to break, but it is important to handle the situation. We have a few tips to help you handle this occurrence as quickly and carefully […]

Understanding the Importance of Caring for Your Braces

Understanding the importance of caring for your braces begins with you. Take care of them so that they may take care of you. Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics is here to help you with all your orthodontic needs, and if any sort of oral emergency arises, we will gladly fix it. Preventing oral emergencies with your […]

The Dental Problems to Avoid When Aligning Your Smile

Orthodontic treatment can help you reach your perfect smile. However, some dental issues can make your orthodontic experience a little less than pleasant. So, to help you have the best time with your braces the Rollins and Petersen orthodontic team encourages you to do all you can to prevent these dental issues: –Tooth decay: Your […]

Maintenance Tips for Your Braces this Halloween

Having a Successful Halloween with Braces If you want to have a successful orthodontic experience, then it’s important to take good care of your braces, especially during Halloween. So, as Halloween quickly approaches, our [practice_name] team encourages you to avoid eating the sticky, gooey, and chewy treats and do the following things: Brush carefully Don’t […]

Your Options for Braces at Our Clinic

Which Braces Are Best for You? You may have noticed people of all age groups who have braces. Are you looking at orthodontic treatment for yourself or a member of your family? Rollins and Petersen would like you to have all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Here’s a brief summary to […]