The Treatments Available for Crooked Teeth

Having crooked teeth can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. It can also be dangerous. Misaligned teeth can create areas in the smile that harbor bacteria and other harmful substances. Because these areas are tough to clean, these substances have a chance of creating dental problems. It’s best to align your... Read more »

Tooth Extraction and Orthodontics

Typically, children receive 20 primary teeth, and over time their mouths grow and the structures expand to accommodate 32 permanent teeth by the age of adulthood. Sometimes, the eruption of multiple teeth into a tightly spaced mouth can put the bite pattern at a heightened risk of experiencing a fractured... Read more »

Why Do I Need to Attend My Routine Orthodontic Adjustment Appointments?

Your regular orthodontic adjustment appointments are necessary for a positive and successful orthodontic journey. To help you understand why, our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Ricci, is happy to list the reasons why you need to keep up with your appointments, which are: Orthodontic adjustment appointments help you have the smile of... Read more »

Oral Health Care Year in Review: Proper Cleanings for Braces

Because your orthodontic care is essential for your oral health care, any orthodontic braces or aligner systems in place must be maintained and cleaned to ensure they continue to function as intended. For instance, if your aligners are damaged, they will not be able to function as required. Thus, here... Read more »

Retain Your Straight Smile

The time has come for your braces to be removed and you are excited! You’re ready to show the world your new, straight smile. You are also looking forward to having a healthier smile. You may be wondering, however, what comes after braces. In most cases, our dentist will recommend... Read more »

Tooth Extraction Might Be Required When Installing Orthodontic Braces

Having Dr. Steven Ricci install traditional orthodontic braces in your child’s mouth creates an effective system capable of realigning your son or daughter’s misaligned teeth. This is often a necessary step for preserving the integrity of their teeth in the long term to prevent complications from dental attrition and dental... Read more »

What Orthodontics Can Do for Your Smile

Orthodontics is a valuable branch of dentistry that was formed to straighten crooked smiles. Orthodontic treatment often features braces as the star player. These are composed of stainless steel spacers which attached to your teeth and are linked by an archwire. The archwire is tightened every six to eight weeks... Read more »

Reap the Benefits of Invisalign®

If your teeth are crowded, spaced too far apart, or you have an overbite or underbite or almost any kind of misalignment, Invisalign may be just orthodontic treatment you need. Not only can it improve the position and health of your smile; it can do so without the necessity for... Read more »

Adults and Braces

For years, braces were considered a rite of passage for children and teenagers. However, more and more adults are opting for orthodontics so that they can enjoy the cosmetic and health benefits of a straighter smile.  Be that as it may, adults should talk with your dentist before you start... Read more »

Foods to Watch for When Wearing Braces

The braces installed at our clinic were designed to slowly realign your teeth, with periodic adjustments. Each time you visit Ricci Orthodontics to have your braces tightened, your teeth are moved one small step closer to their ideal alignment. While your braces were designed to be very durable, there are... Read more »