Blog Articles

Is it Time to See an Orthodontist?

Learn more about common conditions and issues that can be resolved with orthodontic treatment at My Orthodontist. Schedule your appointment now!

Nov 26th, 2019
Do I Need Jaw Surgery?

Most issues with overbites, underbites, tooth crowding, etc. can be remedied with one of the traditional orthodontic treatment options offered at My Orthodontist.

Sep 4th, 2019
When to See an Orthodontist

When is the right time to see an orthodontist? This is an excellent question, especially if you’ve been thinking about braces or orthodontic treatment for yourself or someone you care about.

Jun 15th, 2019
Foods You Can Eat with Braces

Many people who have braces or are considering getting braces have heard of the “forbidden foods” list that they will have to adhere to while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

May 31st, 2019
What is Diode Laser Treatment?

Orthodontic technology has come a long way. In addition to the many first-rate orthodontic treatments that can straighten your teeth, there are other ways you can enhance your smile.

May 2nd, 2019
Direct-to-Consumer Aligners vs Orthodontist

If you’ve ever considered using braces to straighten your teeth, you’re most likely familiar with direct-to-consumer aligner orthodontic treatment options, such as SmileDirectClub.

Apr 16th, 2019
Retainers 101

It’s the New Year, which means plenty of New Year’s resolutions. For 2019, make one of your resolutions to keep your teeth straight by properly using your retainer!

Jan 21st, 2019
Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Usually, when people hear the word “braces,” they associate it with kids and teenagers. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive is: “Can adults get braces too?”

Oct 9th, 2018
Oral Hygiene in The Summer for Kids

They say one swallow doesn’t make a summer, and this applies to oral hygiene as well. As warmer temperatures arrive, we know kids and families are enjoying longer days, travel plans, less routine, and plenty of ice cream!

Aug 3rd, 2018
How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign is a great option for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are practically invisible, they’re removable, and best of all, you can eat any foods that you want.

Jun 18th, 2018
Orthodontic Headgear

Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite and misaligned jaw growth.

May 18th, 2018
Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, wisdom teeth often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.

Mar 18th, 2018
Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Braces can make maintaining thorough oral hygiene difficult. However, there are some best practices and special tools you can use to make your oral hygiene routine easy and efficient!

Feb 19th, 2018
Dry Mouth

Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night.

Feb 6th, 2018
Sleep Apnea

Most people don’t associate teeth with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). However, a 2012 study revealed that many children who are diagnosed with ADHD don’t really have the condition.

Oct 18th, 2017
Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear

When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on.

Sep 13th, 2017
What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease—more commonly known as gum disease—ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.

May 10th, 2017
Good Foods for Your Teeth

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth?

Mar 6th, 2017
It's Never Too Late for a Beautiful Smile

To many people, braces might seem like an experience just for kids. After all, braces have become something of a rite of passage for teenagers, making school hallways abundant with plenty of metallic smiles.

Dec 8th, 2016
My Orthodontist Blog

On behalf of the whole team at My Orthodontist, we would like to welcome you to our practice’s official blog!

Jun 23rd, 2016
All About Elastics

Orthodontic braces consist of brackets and wires that are designed to apply consistent pressure to the teeth, thus causing the teeth to move into the correct position.

Apr 14th, 2016
New Smiles for a New Year

With 2016 upon us, there is no better time to get started on your new year’s resolutions. And if having a brighter, more confident smile is on your to-do list, the caring orthodontists and talented team at My Orthodontist can help.

Jan 7th, 2016
National Children's Dental Health Month

Every February, The American Dental Association, as well as all dental professionals, health care professionals, and educators, gather together to raise awareness for the importance of early treatment, whether its dental or orthodontic.

Feb 3rd, 2015
Welcome to Our Orthodontic Practice

The doctors of My Orthodontist are proud to welcome you to our blog! Our team has been providing orthodontic treatment to residents in and around New Jersey since 2002, and hopes to serve you for many more years to come.

Jan 5th, 2015