Orthodontic Braces Can Help Address a Gap Between Teeth

As your child grows up their 20 primary teeth are gradually replaced by the complement of 32 permanent teeth that will need to serve them throughout their natural life. Since the teeth are replaced in a gradual succession, it is possible for gaps and overcrowding issues to develop between two... Read more »

Caring for Your Braces This Christmas

Christmas and the holiday season can be a busy and crazy time. This could lead to forgetting to care for your braces and smile. This is a big mistake because lacking in smile and braces care can cause many problems. So, it’s important to keep everything in tip-top shape at... Read more »

Review the Pros and Cons of These Orthodontic Treatments Before Making Your Choice

Choosing a course of orthodontic treatment can be tricky, especially if you don’t know much about your treatment options. Fortunately, Dr. James Karhohs can tell you the pros and cons of the most common types of orthodontic treatment to help you know which is right for you. Metal/Traditional Braces Pros:... Read more »

An Overcrowded Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted Before Installing Orthodontic Braces

Your child started out with 20 primary teeth. As they grow and their oral structure has expanded to make room for their eventual complement of 32 permanent teeth. Sometimes multiple teeth can emerge tightly spaced in one location. As this happens the teeth and their partner’s in your child’s bite... Read more »

Foods To Avoid This Holiday Season

The holidays can be rough for orthodontics patients. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things you should avoid eating. It’s tempting to bend (or break) the rules, but it is NOT worth the damage to your brackets and wires. Broken braces are not a good addition to a holiday get-together.... Read more »

Categories of Malocclusions

When your teeth are not aligned correctly, we call that a malocclusion. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, can occur at any time and any age. The best way to correct them is usually through orthodontics. Here are some categories of malocclusions: - Deep Bites: The upper and lower... Read more »

Why You May Need Braces

Do you ever wonder why you may need braces? The truth is that braces can do wonders for your teeth, affecting the state of your oral health for the rest of your life. Listed below are just some of the amazing advantages you can expect from an orthodontic braces treatment:... Read more »

A Retainer Will Help Ensure the Position of Your Teeth After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Each of your adjustment sessions at Dr. James Karhohs’s orthodontic clinic played an important role in bringing your teeth into their ideal position and alignment. Even after your braces have been removed, there will still be some lingering tension in the connective tissues of your dental sockets. If it isn’t... Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Practices Are Important During the Process of Realigning Your Teeth with Braces

Your James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC orthodontist installed braces in your mouth as an initial step in correcting the alignment of your teeth. Approximately every four to six weeks you will need to return to have Dr. James Karhohs perform a routine braces adjustment. Maintaining good oral hygiene throughout... Read more »

I Am Away From Home and I Broke My Braces. What Do I Do?

The last thing you want to worry about on a trip is an orthodontic emergency, right? Unfortunately, they still happen, no matter how much you dislike them. When they occur, it’s best to handle the problem and improve the situation as much as possible. To help you do so, our... Read more »