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"Unlock Your Best Smile: The Ultimate New Year's Resolution"

Published on January 08, 2024

As we embark on a new year, many of us reflect on the changes we want to make to improve our lives. While resolutions often revolve around fitness, career, or personal growth, one aspect that is often overlooked is the power of a great smile. A beautiful, confident smile can have a profound impact on our overall well-being, and what better way to kick off the year than by prioritizing your oral health? In this blog post, we explore the i...[more]

How to floss with braces

Published on April 04, 2023

Flossing is an essential part of oral hygiene, but when you have braces, it can be a bit tricky. Food particles and plaque can easily get trapped in the brackets and wires, leading to cavities and other dental problems. In this article, we'll discuss two ways to floss with braces: using traditional floss and using a water flosser.

Flossing with traditional floss:

Step 1: Get a floss threader. A floss threader is a small, flexible tool tha...[more]

What is Phase 2 Orthodontic Treatment?

Published on March 23, 2023

Orthodontic treatment is a specialized dental service that focuses on correcting problems related to tooth and jaw alignment. It is typically divided into two phases: Phase 1, which occurs during childhood or early adolescence, and Phase 2, which occurs during adolescence or adulthood.

Phase 2 orthodontic treatment is typically recommended for individuals who have completed Phase 1 treatment, or for those who did not receive Phase 1 trea...[more]

What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment

Published on March 01, 2023

Phase I orthodontic treatment, also known as early interceptive treatment, is a type of orthodontic treatment that is performed on children. In this blog post, we'll discuss what phase I orthodontic treatment is, why it may be necessary, and how it is performed.

Phase I orthodontic treatment is performed on children who still have primary teeth or a mix of primary and permanent teeth. The purpose of this treatment is to correct or prevent...[more]

What are orthodontic braces?

Published on February 17, 2023

Braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. They consist of brackets, bands, wires, and other orthodontic components that work together to apply controlled pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into the correct position.

Orthodontic problems such as overcrowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and gaps between teeth can all be corrected with braces. The treatment process typical...[more]

Meet Dr. Brian Leung

Published on February 16, 2023

Dr. Brian Leung is a highly skilled and accomplished orthodontist with over a decade of experience in the field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. After completing his dental training, Dr. Leung pursued advanced 3 year training in orthodontics at Vanderbilt Univers...[more]

What is the difference between a general dentist and orthodontist?

Published on February 16, 2023

Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being, and that's where dental professionals come in. When it comes to dental care, there are different types of dental professionals who specialize in various fields. Two of the most common dental professionals are general dentists and orthodontists. Although these professionals provide dental care, their roles and expertise differ. In this blog post, we will explore the differ...[more]

How you can benefit from having straight teeth

Published on February 16, 2023

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and having straight teeth can make a significant difference in your overall appearance and confidence. Not only does having straight teeth improve your self-esteem, but it can also benefit your overall well-being in several ways. In this blog post, we will explore the ways in which straight teeth can positively impact your confidence and well-being.

  1. Increased Confidence

Having a...[more]

Published on February 16, 2023

Welcome to the Old Bridge Orthodontics Blog! Today, we're going to talk about why having straight teeth is important, and how it can benefit your oral health and overall well-being.

First and foremost, straight teeth can improve your appearance and boost your confidence. When you have a beautiful smile, you're more likely to smile more often and feel better about yourself. This can lead to better social interactions and even help you adv...[more]