Donating beautiful smiles with Smiles Change Lives

Donating beautiful smiles with Smiles Change Lives

In March, Dr.Riaño and the staff launched our Instagram fundraiser to kick off Dr.Riaño’s participation as a provider for the Smiles Change Lives program. Smiles Change Lives is an organization that helps families who cannot afford the cost of braces connect with...
Can Thumb & Finger Sucking Cause Crooked Teeth?

Can Thumb & Finger Sucking Cause Crooked Teeth?

It is natural for babies to suck on their fingers and thumbs (digits). Although some parents appreciate it when their baby finds his/her thumbs and fingers (as it eliminates the eventual incessant search for the lost pacifier), attitudes frequently change as the child...
6 Healthy Snacks for Kids with Braces

6 Healthy Snacks for Kids with Braces

Having braces makes eating certain foods more challenging and there are specific snacks that should be avoided.  As such, parents should purchase healthy snacks that are orthodontic friendly. Orthodontist Recommended Snacks for Kids with Braces Although an...
6 Tips to Attain a Healthy Smile

6 Tips to Attain a Healthy Smile

One of the best ways to achieve (and then maintain) a healthy smile is to practice preventative dentistry: Preventative dentistry includes regular checkups and cleanings in conjunction with the use of proper brushing and flossing techniques. Even the foods and...
Invisalign vs Braces – Which is right for me?

Invisalign vs Braces – Which is right for me?

Are you trying to decide which orthodontic treatment is best for you or your children?  Both Invisalign and traditional braces offer benefits to the patient and we’ll explore the pros and cons of each treatment to help you better understand your options for...