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How To Prevent TMJ Disorders

Although we often take our ability to chew for granted, when you look at the details, it’s surprising how complex the jaw and teeth are. However, if you’ve overstrained your jaw either yawning or taking a bite of food, it becomes immediately apparent the importance of...

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Will Teeth Move After Braces Are Off?

Braces fix two very common and very important oral health issues — misaligned teeth and a bad bite. Both of these issues are perfectly natural and usually don’t result from any mistake you made. Everyone’s teeth are a bit different and some just grow in a way that...

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Misconceptions About Orthodontic Treatment

Welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics, your top Invisalign, Lingual braces, and clear ceramic braces provider in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Aside from providing the best orthodontic care in the area, we aim to help you better...

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The Most Common Oral Health Problems

We’re all looking for ways to improve our oral health, whether it be brushing and flossing more or changing up our diet to avoid sugary or acidic foods. These are all great things to do, but it can be difficult to truly know the condition of your oral health without...

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Tips For Flossing With Incognito Braces

Everyone has a preference when it comes to orthodontic care. Some prefer traditional braces, while others opt for Invisalign or clear ceramic braces. Another type of braces that are becoming more popular is something called incognito braces. These braces work very...

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Tips For Improving Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is one of the most revolutionary treatment options in the orthodontic industry. The discrete and clear aligner allows people of all ages to get the dental care they need without having to worry about what people think and most importantly, without having to...

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The Best Foods For Healthy Gums

Maintaining healthy gums is a very important part of oral health. When we’re young, we’re taught to always brush, but that’s only half the story. Your gums protect the roots of your teeth and all other periodontal functions that keep your teeth strong and healthy....

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5 Interesting Facts About Teeth

We cover a lot of topics here on our blog from oral health and hygiene information to tips for choosing the right type of braces for you. We hope that our blogs prove a useful resource for you or your children and that you make better oral health decisions as a...

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Now Is The Time To Use Your 2018 FSA Funds!

Don't Lose Your Hard Earned FSA! With the abundance of holidays in the last quarter of the year, it’s no surprise that the rest of the year flies by so fast. After Halloween, it’s time to prepare for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and finish the year off strong with a...

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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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