What Can You Not Eat With Braces?

a teen shows off her clean braces

Understanding what foods you can’t eat with braces and what foods are safe to eat is crucial for successful orthodontic treatment. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smoother, more comfortable experience with your braces. If you have any questions or need further advice, our team at Clifton & Mauney is always here to … Read more

How Often to Get a Teeth Cleaning

a teen patient gets her teeth cleaned at the dentist

Keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy is crucial for maintaining overall oral hygiene. But how often should they get your teeth cleaned, and what can be done between cleanings to ensure a bright, healthy smile? At Clifton & Mauney, we are committed to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Our … Read more

Permanent Retainer vs Removable Retainer: Pros and Cons

a hand lifts a removable retainer out of its case

Orthodontic treatments are a significant investment, not only in terms of finances but also in the time and effort it takes to achieve a picture-perfect smile. If you’ve recently bid farewell to braces, congratulations on reaching that milestone! Now, the next chapter of your orthodontic journey involves a vital yet sometimes overlooked companion in the … Read more

Your Dental Filling Fell Out—What You Should Do Next

a dentist replaces a filling that fell out

If you’re reading this, chances are you have recently experienced the frustration of a dental filling falling out. While it may be alarming at first, there’s no need to panic. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what dental fillings are, why they fall out, and what steps you should take if it happens to you. … Read more

Should I Get Clarity Aligners As an Older Adult?

an older adult gets fitted for invisalign retainers

Many adults who consider straightening their teeth dismiss the idea because they think it is too late or not worth it. Adults over the age of 21 who did not receive orthodontic care as a child or teen can, and in many cases, should seriously consider doing so at any age for the benefits to … Read more

How Much Do Spark Aligners Cost?

a smiling teen holds up her invisalign retainer

There are many very good reasons to seek orthodontic care. In addition to the cosmetic and confidence-building reasons for straightening teeth and correcting bite, the health and longevity of your teeth are also a factor. An excellent method orthodontists use is Spark clear aligners, a leading company making transparent plastic aligners to adjust teeth. If … Read more

Spark Aligners Pros and Cons: Review and Comparison

a woman puts in an invisalign retainer

There are more options than in the past about achieving a better bite and straighter teeth. Metal braces are still worn by many people every year. Nowadays there are also ceramic braces, as well as transparent orthodontic trays made by Spark. You have to make a decision, but having a choice is a good thing … Read more

What Is the Best Overbite Treatment?

a child gets braces to correct an overbite

In a proper bite, it is normal for the top teeth to extend past the bottom teeth slightly. However, about 22% of people have an overbite that is not considered normal, and about a third of those have what is regarded as a severe overbite. Any irregularity in a person’s bite can lead to problems … Read more

How to Clean Invisalign (From an Orthodontist)

an orthodontist instructs on how to clean invisalign

Invisalign has revolutionized teeth straightening. But what good is this if it isn’t perfectly clean, hygienic, and ready to transform your smile? Wearing Invisalign involves regular maintenance to ensure the best results. These tips from an orthodontist will help you keep your Invisalign aligners clean and hygienic. For questions or concerns regarding Invisalign, contact us … Read more

Average Cost of Nitrous Oxide at a Dentist

nitrous oxide helps a child stay happy and calm at the pediatric dentist

When it comes to your child’s dental care, there are a variety of options available to help them feel comfortable during their appointment. One common method is the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This odorless and colorless gas has been used in dentistry for many years to help young patients relax … Read more

How To Manage Anxiety in Children Undergoing Anesthesia

Dentist talks to child about children undergoing anesthesia

Children undergoing anesthesia deserve to have a positive experience with as little stress and anxiety as possible. However, it is natural for children to feel anxious about their upcoming surgery or procedure. As parents and caregivers, there are steps we can take to help manage this anxiety and create a calm and comfortable environment for … Read more

What Are Common Types of Dental Trauma For Kids?

Child looks at dentist with worry as he learns about common types of dental trauma

While we all wish for our children to have carefree and safe childhoods, accidents do happen. One common pediatric emergency is dental trauma, accounting for a significant number of emergency consultations at hospitals across the country. There are a few common types of dental trauma that every parent should be aware of. At Clifton & … Read more