Excellent Oral Hygiene Prevents Prolonged Orthodontic Treatment

As you probably know, your braces are designed to realign your teeth. Do you know how it’s done? Every four to six weeks you’ll need to visit Howell Orthodontics so that we can tighten the wires on your braces. These wires will gradually push and pull your teeth into proper alignment. Dr. Jason Howell and our excellent staff are absolutely... read more »

Oral Hygiene While Aligning Your Smile

Taking the time to practice good oral hygiene habits daily and keeping up with routine checkups and cleanings in Meridian, Idaho is the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. When it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, Howell Orthodontics encourages our patients to maintain diligent daily oral habits while aligning your smile. If you are wearing... read more »

Applying a Porcelain Glaze Improves the Appearance of Braces Hardware

Braces hardware can sometimes feel obtrusive in appearance. This can drive some people to forgo or procrastinate having braces realign their teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Jason Howell can reduce these concerns by applying a porcelain glaze to the visible hardware. This glaze can be custom shaded to perfectly match the natural tooth enamel. This makes the braces less noticeable to the... read more »

Important Tips to Help You Take Good Care of Your New Ceramic Braces

The ceramic braces installed by your orthodontist, Dr. Jason Howell, are designed to realign your teeth without being noticeable. This is possible because the ceramic material covering the braces is color matched to the shade of your natural tooth enamel. It’s important to remember that if any part of your braces is damaged or loosened, it could potentially increase the... read more »

Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Ceramic Braces

Your ceramic braces are the exact same as traditional metal braces except the majority of the hardware has been glazed with a porcelain, ceramic material. This porcelain coating has been shaded to closely match your natural tooth enamel, giving the appliance a natural appearance. You should be wary that if any part of your braces is bent or broken or... read more »

It’s Important to Clean and Maintain Your New Braces

Over time and through regular adjustments, your new braces will realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and a more appealing smile. If any part of your braces is damaged or you develop tooth decay problems, it will most likely increase the amount of time you need to wear them. By adopting a few minor lifestyle changes and a diligent... read more »