You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Your braces were able to realign your teeth through a series of consistently timed adjustments. Each of these sessions applied force to the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in your gums. Once your ideal alignment has been achieved ’s orthodontists can uninstall the components. However, some latent tension will still remain in the… Read more »

A Case of Diastema Might Be Minimized by Traditional Braces

Your child’s oral structure can change dramatically throughout adolescence. This can sometimes cause two or more permanent teeth to emerge from the gums with significant space between them. Also known as a diastema, this condition is more common with the front teeth. Over time the spacing might increase or decrease depending on genetics as well… Read more »

The Things Braces Can Do for Your Smile

Braces are handy appliances that use customized pressure settings to shift your teeth into their proper positions. Braces are made of metal brackets and wires, and there are different variations available to make your orthodontic experience more convenient. To help you know more about braces in , , our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Your Smile

Some people think of braces and other orthodontic care as something that can only happen as a pre-teen or a teenager. The reality is, however, that you can get a better-aligned, healthier, better-looking smile at any age! If you are concerned about avoiding “brace-face” while straightening your smile, we have a solution for you: Invisalign®…. Read more »

Things You Should Know About Malocclusion & Orthodontics

Very few people are born with perfectly aligned teeth. Because of this, many people can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Although we recommend that patients come in for their initial exam as early as age seven, people of any age can benefit from orthodontics. When you or your child come in for your orthodontic exam in… Read more »

Is Your Bite Suffering from Malocclusion? Orthodontic Treatment May Help!

Having orthodontic treatment done isn’t just about having straighter teeth. It’s about having a healthy smile. When you have a misaligned bite, whether from overcrowding or lost teeth leaving gaps; when your bite is aligned correctly you can benefit in many ways. An aligned bite lowers your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, jaw problems,… Read more »

How Do I Care for My Braces This Holiday Season?

The holiday season is a busy time of year, which means it’s easy to forget to complete the daily tasks that are necessary. Braces could fall into that category because many people forget to care for their braces when they are busy shopping for gifts, going to holiday parties, and participating in traditions. This is… Read more »

Your Braces Can Be Installed with a Porcelain Glaze

Traditional orthodontic braces include a series of metal brackets, wires, and other various components. Once our orthodontists, Dr. Stanley Werner or Dr. Scott Werner install them into your mouth, routine adjustments can gradually bring your teeth into their correct alignment. If you are uncomfortable with the overt appearance of metal hardware components in your smile… Read more »

Orthodontic Frequently Asked Questions

Our orthodontic team is so happy that you have chosen for your family’s orthodontic needs. You may have some questions going into treatment, or preparing your child for treatment, and we are more than happy to help! When Should I Bring My Child in for an Orthodontic Exam? Although we see patients from the age… Read more »

A Missing Tooth Can Eventually Cause Orthodontic Complications

Do you or your child have a missing tooth? If so, this could possibly lead to shifts in the alignment of your teeth, eventually causing dental problems, even affecting your speaking and eating abilities. Here at Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C., we want you to have the best care possible as well as the best preventative… Read more »