Orthodontic Treatment is a Team Effort – We’re All in This Together

Orthodontic Treatment is a Team Effort – We’re All in This Together By Smileworks Orthodontics March 2021 Dr. Hussaini tells a lot of our patients that orthodontic treatment is a team effort. The patient, parents and our orthodontic team, when working together and all contributing equally, bring about a beautiful and positive result.  However, if […]

How should you manage soreness during orthodontic treatment?

Soreness during orthodontic treatment is completely normal and expected. This is due to your teeth moving into their new positions. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help you manage this soreness. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be tried first. If Tylenol does not work, you can try Advil or Motrin (ibuprofen). Soft foods also help a […]

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to braces that uses clear aligners (trays) to move teeth. A digital scan is initially taken that creates 3-dimensional images of the patient’s teeth on a computer. These images are uploaded into Invisalign’s software and Dr. Hussaini uses this software to set all the teeth and the bite precisely how […]

Retainer Instructions

It is important to take proper care of your retainers so that you can maintain your beautiful smile forever! We always provide all our patients with these instructions, but just in case you have lost yours, here they are again: Retainers DO’s and DON’T’S DO’S: Only keep the retainers in one of two places: your […]

2018 Holiday Season

2018 is flying by and the end of the year is already here! We wanted to make sure our patients are aware of our schedule just in case you need to contact our office for any reason. Here is our schedule for the Holidays coming up: Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/22/18: Office will be closed “Black […]

Foods to Avoid During Braces and Why

It is important to avoid certain foods (anything hard, crunchy, or sticky) during your treatment with braces. The video below demonstrates what happens if you don’t follow the instructions provided. Please note how it can set your orthodontic treatment back and add time to your overall orthodontic treatment. As a result, it’s imperative that you […]

How to floss with braces

“How do I floss with braces?” is one of the most questions we receive. Below is a tutorial video that shows exactly how! Please note that the video below is utilizing a floss threader. You can utilize the exact same technique without a floss threader as well by simply threading the floss behind the wire […]

What can I do if I am having a hard time flossing with braces?

Are you having trouble flossing with braces? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! There is nothing that works as well as string floss to clean between your teeth, but for patients that are having a hard time using string floss, a Waterpik is the next best thing. It’s easy, fast, and effective in removing the plaque […]

Does getting braces put on hurt?

There’s a common misconception that getting braces put on hurts. It is the most popular question we’re asked…“Will it hurt?” The simple answer is, no. The process of getting braces, in fact, is a piece of cake. There are no needles involved so no injections of any kind. Having brackets bonded (glued) to your teeth […]

What is a Recall appointment and do you need to schedule one?

Recall appointments, or observation appointments, are very important, and here’s why… Recall appointments are typically scheduled for orthodontic patients who have come in for their initial evaluation and are not quite ready for orthodontic treatment. They are also scheduled for patients who have finished phase I of orthodontic treatment and are waiting for their remaining […]