Casady Square Orthodontic Blog

Can My Retainer Realign My Teeth?

March 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 6:23 pm
Nose to chin view of woman holding 2 different retainers

Did you know that your teeth have muscle memory? That means if you’ve recently completed orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile, there’s a good chance that they’re going to try to shift back to their previous placements. Thankfully, your orthodontist can provide a retainer to help keep your pearly whites in their intended placements while your mouth adjusts to the new normal.

Many patients, however, either forget or choose not to wear their retainer as directed and come to regret it. As their pearly whites shift back after their initial therapy, they wonder whether wearing a retainer after the fact can re-align them. If you’re curious, keep reading to learn more!


3 Helpful Tips for Working with Braces

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 10:55 pm
Woman in white tank top with braces

Traditional braces are the tried-and-true method for straightening smiles. Although we tend to associate them with our awkward teenage years, many adults need them later in life as their teeth continue to shift over time. If you’re a grownup getting braces, it’s not uncommon to feel concerned about how your work life might be impacted by the change. After all, you know that it’s important to care for your braces properly so that your treatment stays on schedule. Keep reading to learn 3 tips that can help you adjust to your orthodontics while on the job!


My Teeth Have Shifted Since High School; How Did That Happen?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 8:55 pm
Woman thinks something over

You may look in the mirror one morning and notice that your teeth aren’t as perfectly aligned as they were a few years ago. While this can be frustrating, especially if you underwent orthodontic treatments to align your teeth in the first place, age-related teeth shifting is a common issue and there are measures you can take to address it. Here’s a brief overview of why teeth shift over time as well as how you can prevent or correct the problem.


5 Invisalign Tips to Survive Cold & Flu Season

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 1:32 am

Sick woman on couch blowing her noseCold and flu season is in full swing. When you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you probably turn to OTC cold medications and home remedies to ease your symptoms. Although they can help you recover, they can be bad news for your dental health, especially if you have Invisalign. Cold and flu season doesn’t have to affect your oral health or add delays to your orthodontic treatment. Here are a few tips to keep your mouth healthy and your treatment on track.


4 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Perfect for Kids with Braces

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 5:58 pm

As the holiday season draws near, you might be thinking about ways to bring joy to your child, especially if they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Finding items for the tree or stocking that won’t disrupt their orthodontic journey while still bringing a smile to their face can be a bit tricky. Here are four wonderful stocking stuffer ideas that are friendly for braces and guaranteed to delight your child.


Overcoming Overbites: Why You Should Seek Correction

October 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 9:25 pm
A patient having their overbite corrected with braces

An overbite, where the upper front teeth overlap the lower ones, is a common dental issue. While a slight overbite is natural, an excessive one can lead to oral health complications and lowered confidence. It’s important to seek out treatment for an exaggerated overbite as soon as possible.

If you’re wondering why it’s so important to address your overbite, continue reading. Below are several reasons why correcting your overbite is critical.


Guard Your Grin: 5 Ways to Prevent Orthodontic Emergencies

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 6:40 pm
Orthodontist with blue gloves examining patient's braces

Orthodontic emergencies have the potential to be painful, but they also can put a temporary pause on your teeth-straightening journey. So, it goes without saying that you want to protect your braces at all costs. Fortunately, you don’t need to do anything too complicated or cumbersome; here are five easy ways to prevent an orthodontic emergency!


Orthodontics 101: Top Questions to Discuss at Your First Appointment

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 7:50 pm
A woman with braces getting checked at her orthodontist appointment

Orthodontics is a specialized segment of dentistry that focuses on tooth and jaw irregularities. They straighten your teeth with various solutions like braces, aligners, and retainers. You may have been to the dentist, but if you don’t regularly see an orthodontist, there may be some disconnect in your mind about how to approach a consultation with one.

Continue reading to find a guide to your first appointment with a professional orthodontist, what questions to ask, and what to expect from your visit.


4 Reasons Summer is the Best Time to Start Invisalign Treatment

July 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Casadysqortho @ 4:32 pm
friends kayaking together and smiling

Summertime has almost already come and gone, but it’s not over yet! There are still a couple of months before you’re back to the grind, whether that’s beginning to take your children to school and helping them with their homework again or ending your relaxing vacation. Before your fun in the sun ends, consider finally beginning your Invisalign treatment, because it’s the perfect time to do so! Read on for four reasons why summer is the ideal time to start your journey towards a straighter grin.