Damage Control for Braces Mishaps

Your new braces are durable enough to handle the daily hazards of bacterial exposure and various foods. They are not, however, invincible. A piece of orthodontic hardware may bend or loosen or suffer excessive wear and tear. If some aspect of your braces is damaged, it may drastically increase the... Read more »

Ceramic Braces for Discrete Orthodontics

Traditional braces are an extremely effective method for correcting alignment issues. To prevent all the complications that may arise from a maladaptive bite, Dr. Jason Howell can install braces in your child’s mouth at our orthodontic office. Does your child feels self-conscious about effect of the impending braces on his... Read more »

Orthodontic Emergency Tips

During your orthodontic treatment, several types of issues can arise. If you have an orthodontic emergency, call Howell Orthodontics to discuss the problem with our orthodontist or team. You may need to visit right away or you may be able to do something to alleviate the problem until your next... Read more »

Orthodontics as a Method for Treating TMD

Did you know that orthodontics might be the magical method that can cure or prevent your TMD? How is that? Here’s the scoop: TMD (short for temporomandibular joint disorder) is at times developed because of what is called a malocclusion, which is just a complicated term for an abnormal bite.... Read more »

Fix Misaligned Bites with Braces

Do you have crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned bite? If so, it’s in the best interest of your oral health to make sure that your teeth are back to where they need to be. Here are some reasons why fixing misaligned bites with braces can be especially advantageous:... Read more »

Is Invisalign® the Premier Orthodontic Treatment?

Although the idea of a premier orthodontic treatment is highly debatable, there are many popular forms to consider. One of the most popular is Invisalign® aligners, which are clear aligners designed to improve your smile without the bulky mess of old-school braces. For more information about Invisalign, consider the following:... Read more »

Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. A retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for... Read more »

Keys to Cleaning Braces

If you are getting a pair of braces, or already have a set, keeping them clean is essential for recovery time and functionality. If your braces are not clean, they cannot function correctly, and if they cannot function correctly, your oral health recovery treatment will increase. Listed below are some... Read more »

The Importance of Your Smile during the Teen Years

The importance of your smile during the teen years cannot be overstated. The teen years are some of the most important years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth rise above the gum line, completing the set that needs to last for the... Read more »

Improving Your Oral Health May Start With Braces

Improving your oral health may come easier than you think. Have you considered that the first step may start with braces? Thanks to modern technology, there are multiple forms of braces which can help improve your unique smile. Here at Howell Orthodontics in Meridian, Idaho, we are happy to talk... Read more »