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Adult Braces: Things You Should Consider

Typically, we associate braces and orthodontics with teenagers, because most people choose to have braces applied during this point in their lives. However, does this mean our teenage years are the only time we can or should get braces? Not necessarily. Although we...

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Bruxism And Orthodontics

We all clench our teeth every once in a while if we’re irritated, angry, or annoyed. However, if we clinch or grind our teeth together regularly as a habit or unconsciously, this can cause serious problems for our oral health. In this blog, we’re going to take a look...

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How Do Incognito Braces Work?

Many people aren’t aware that there is more than one type of braces out there. The reason for this is that many people are actually wearing other types of braces, but you can’t see them! Incognito braces work similarly to traditional metal braces, however, there are...

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5 Ways Invisalign Is Better Than Traditional Braces

Crooked teeth are one of the most common oral health concerns for many patients. They’re not only difficult to clean and can result in a whole host of other health problems, they’re also somewhat unsightly and don’t make for great pictures. But if you’ve decided it’s...

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How To Take The Stress Out Of Oral Health

Dental phobia is no joke. Many people experience severe stress or anxiety when it comes to going to see an oral health specialist. According to WebMD, around nine to twenty percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to their fear. Here at Camilo Riano...

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Health Benefits Of Braces

For many people, getting braces is seen as an inevitability. When you’re a teenager, you get braces and have a healthy smile for the rest of your life as a result. However, what if I told you that the benefits of braces go far beyond your smile? What if I told you it...

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Wisdom Teeth And Braces

Some of the most common questions asked about braces and orthodontic treatment include: “how long will I need to have my braces on?”, “what kind of foods will I need to avoid when I have braces on?”, and “how will wisdom teeth affect my orthodontic treatment? In this...

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Oral Health And Braces – Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics. This is part two of our blog about your oral health and braces. Last time, we looked at what you should be doing before braces are on, as well as what your orthodontist will look for before he or...

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Oral Health And Braces – Part 1

Chances are, you’ve experienced what it’s like to get a cavity at least once in your life. It’s certainly not fun and it can lead to a whole lot of extra dental expenditures that you hadn’t planned for. But what about when you get a cavity with braces on? Will it be...

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What Is An Impacted Tooth And Why Does It Matter?

Have you ever heard the term, “impacted tooth” or “impacted wisdom tooth?” These terms refer to teeth that either didn’t erupt from the gums or is coming in at the wrong angle either because other teeth are forcing it in at that angle or it isn’t developing correctly....

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Things To Avoid While Braces Are On

If you’ve never had braces before but have had friends or family members who have, it can be difficult to know what life is like from the outside. Although your life won’t drastically change once you have braces on, there are definitely things that you will need to...

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What Is Dental Phobia?

Typically, most people don’t enjoy dental appointments any more than they enjoy a trip to a physician. Although most people live with some anxiety or fear of going to a medical specialist, however, for someone with a dental phobia, the thought of coming in for an...

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What Is Misalignment Of The Jaw?

Misaligned teeth is one of the most common oral health problems out there. Although we see models on TV or in magazines with perfectly white and straight teeth, this is not the case for the majority of Americans. And those of us who have straight teeth most likely...

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Your First Orthodontist Appointment

If you think you or your child needs braces, either for aesthetic reasons or you were directed to an orthodontist by another oral health specialist, you’re probably wondering what your first appointment will be like. We all know how stressful or nerve-racking it can...

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Signs You need Braces

We’ve all asked this question before or considered at some point going to see an orthodontist. For most people, orthodontic treatment is all about aesthetics, however, to an orthodontist it’s much more important than improving your smile (although that’s still...

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How To Choose An Orthodontist

Chances are, you’re well aware what an orthodontist can do for you. Orthodontists are primarily focused on the alignment of patients’ teeth, as well as the jaw. Most people visit an orthodontist to have braces put on and to improve their smile. However, braces can...

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7 Reasons To Visit An Orthodontist – Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics. This is part two of our blog series about the top seven reasons to visit an orthodontist. Although most people think of only visiting an orthodontist in their teenage years, orthodontists can be a...

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7 Reasons To Visit An Orthodontist

Let’s face it, from a very young age, we start to shy away from the idea of going to the dentist or orthodontist. But the reason we do this is cause we have an unnatural fear that there may be something seriously wrong. The problem with this is that oral health issues...

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Pain Relief From Mouth Sores – Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics. This is part two of our blog series about mouth sores. If you read our first blog, you know we talked about canker sores and cold sores, two of the most common mouth sores. We also talked about how...

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Pain Relief From Mouth Sores

Chances are, you’ve experienced a mouth sore at some point in your life, whether it was a cold sore, tongue inflammation, or canker sore. Some mouth sores are genetic while others are the result of diet or injury. If you just got braces on or you’re planning on...

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