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 »

What to Do if a Bracket Comes Loose

Orthodontic emergencies are not common, but they do happen on occasion. If you experience an orthodontic emergency in Grand Rapids, Michigan, please contact us as soon as possible for an appointment with our orthodontist. Dr. James Karhohs and our team offer orthodontic emergency care to help repair damage to orthodontic... Read more »

Improve the Health of Your Smile with Braces

Should you consider getting braces? Not only will braces straighten your smile, but they will fix the alignment in your teeth and jaw as well. Braces can be essential to good oral health because straight teeth not only look better, but they function better and are less likely to suffer... Read more »

Keep Good Oral Hygiene Habits with Braces

After the installation of braces, it’s just as important if not more to keep regular dental cleaning habits. Here at James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC, we invest heavily in the correct alignment of your teeth but also the oral health of your mouth. It is crucial to take care... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to... Read more »