1. I got my braces. Now what?

    We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s even more important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you begin your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics recommends that you brush and floss after every meal. We also enco…Read More

  2. How long does orthodontic treatment take?

    Your smile is unique, so your orthodontic treatment time should also be unique and customized for your special needs. In the past the average orthodontic treatment took approximately two years, but with today’s new technology and our commitment to providing the best orthodontic care in the least amount of time, we have experienced a reduction in our patients' treatment time. With the use of ligh…Read More

  3. Halloween – Candy, Costumes, and More!

    All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over the world. Some scholars claim that Halloween originated from Celtic festivals that honored the dead or that celebrated the harvest, while others doubt that there's any connection at all to Samhain (a Gaelic harvest festival.) Regardle…Read More

  4. Your Five-Step Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

    If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is essential that you put some extra attention into preventing tooth decay while wearing your braces. When your braces are finally removed by Dr. Brian Miller, you want a beautiful, white smile, not decayed or stain…Read More

  5. What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

    Invisalign, which we happily provide at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment if you are hesitant about the look and feel of metal braces. During your initial visit at our Newton Centre or Concord, MA office, the first thing we do is take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software, we look at the curr…Read More

  6. October is National Orthodontic Health Month

    What does the month of October mean to you? For people in the northern hemisphere, October is when the weather starts to get a little chilly: heavy jackets might come out of storage and the summer clothing gets packed away. You might start making plans for the upcoming holidays or looking at the beautiful and changing autumn scenery. October means something a little different to our team at Newton…Read More

  7. What should I ask during my orthodontic consultation?

    If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics. During the consultation we will actively listen to your concerns and address all of your questions, as well as discuss a treatment options that would best suit you or your child's situation. Her…Read More

  8. Foods that are Safe for Braces

    Orthodontic braces are used to straighten the teeth, which not only creates a more pleasing appearance, but also helps prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems. Braces are only effective when they are properly cared for, however. Certain foods, for example, are better suited for individuals who have braces, as opposed to hard and sticky foods that can cause damage. So, what types of food…Read More

  9. What causes crooked teeth?

    There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregularly-shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting. It is very important that you schedule an appointment at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics so that we can make an early diagnosis …Read More

  10. September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!

    This month, our staff at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics want you to be extra careful with your braces and appliances. After all, September marks the start of fall sports and an increased risk to mouth injuries. September also happens to be National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and Dr. Brian Miller thought it’d be a good idea to share a few sobering facts about sports and facial injuries…Read More