Early Orthodontic Treatment Benefits Your Child’s Growing Smile

When your child comes in for early orthodontic treatment, it’s usually not just because their teeth are not aligned. Because of this misalignment, this can lead to poor facial development or other health problems. If your child’s developing jaws and face don’t grow correctly, there may be health issues that... Read more »

Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

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... 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... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

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 a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... 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... 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... Read more »

Soft Food For Braces: Corn-Meal Mush Recipe

Most mushy cereals are great for braces wearers. Here is an old favorite of grandma’s. It’s a simple, tasty, and easy-to-make corn-meal mush. Quick-cooking cereals may be cooked over direct heat. If you buy an instant corn-meal cereal, you can follow the directions located on the package for the amount... Read more »

Got Invisalign®? Here Are Some Oral Hygiene Guidelines

If you are currently aligning your smile with Invisalign®, then you need to do certain things to keep your teeth, gums and appliance in the best shape possible. One of those things is keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital if you want a successful orthodontic treatment. So,... Read more »

Foods to Avoid with Braces

Getting braces is quite the process. You’re undergoing a lot of change, you look different, and you know that when it’s all over, you’ll have an amazing smile. But with that smile comes a bit of sacrifice - including food. Dr. Phil Santucci and the staff at Santucci Orthodontics in... Read more »