Can Orthodontics Fix Facial Asymmetry?

We all have unique facial features that make us who we are. For some of us, our faces are perfectly symmetrical. For others, our faces may be slightly asymmetrical. And while a little asymmetry can add character to our faces, too much asymmetry can cause problems with both our appearance and our oral health. Luckily, orthodontics can help to correct... read more »

You’re Never Too Old for Braces! 6 Reasons Adults Start Braces

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients are adults. That means that if you're considering braces, you're definitely not alone! In fact, more and more adults are opting to correct their smiles with braces, and there are a number of reasons why. Six Reasons Adults Start Orthodontic Treatment Maybe you didn't have them as a... read more »

How Does Invisalign® Work: 4 Things You Should Know

Are you considering Invisalign® but don’t know how it works? You’re not alone. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that can straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Invisalign works and what you can expect from the treatment process. From the initial consultation to the final results, read on to learn more... read more »

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Orthodontic treatment can be a great way to improve your smile, but it can also be a significant investment. You may be wondering how much braces cost and whether or not you can afford them. In this blog post, we'll explore the average cost of braces and some ways to pay for them. We'll also touch on some of the factors... read more »

The Ultimate Guide On How To Floss With Braces

Flossing with braces may seem daunting at first, but we promise it’s not as bad as it looks. In fact, once you get the hang of it, it’s actually pretty easy! In this guide, we will explore some of the best ways to floss with braces so that you can make the process as painless and easy as possible. From... read more »

The Top 10 Foods To Eat With Braces

If you or your child has braces, you may have spent a lot of time worrying about what you would be able to eat with braces. I mean, there are all sorts of horror stories out there about people getting their brackets caught on food or not being able to eat anything crunchy. But never fear! I’m here to tell... read more »

5 Tips for a Phenomenal Smile (On and Off-Screen)

Are you looking for ways to achieve a phenomenal smile (on and off-screen)? Our dental team has five awesome tips to help you reach your smile goals! Keep your teeth apart! When you clench your teeth for a smile, your face and neck muscles tense, which can make your smile seem strained or forced. By keeping your teeth slightly apart, your... read more »

Best of both worlds: bleaching your teeth during Invisalign treatment

What's even better than #straightteeth? Straight teeth that are white and bright! Many of our patients are interested in whitening or "bleaching" their teeth during their Invisalign treatment. Brighter teeth are the perfect addition to a total smile transformation. Additionally, some people feel like their teeth dull over the course of aligner therapy. Wearing your trays 20+ hours a day... read more »

Does Invisalign Work?

It depends! Our practice specializes in Invisalign treatment, so if it didn't work, we would be in trouble! While the clear trays work a little differently than braces, your teeth are not aware of what is pushing or pulling on them--they simply move in response to any continuous force! Dr. Rask has spent years perfecting treatment design and execution so... read more »

Nighttime for a lifetime

#Retainers are infamous for being forgotten. How long do you actually need to wear them to keep your teeth straight? Orthodontic treatment is a journey that requires commitment to the goal of straight teeth and an aligned bite. For some this journey lasts a few months, but for others it can take years. However, I like to describe the end... read more »

They say a smile is worth a thousand words

With mask mandates lifting, we are blessed with more and more #smiles ! This is great news not only because sharing a smile feels so good, but because our smiles are excellent tools for communication and making a great first impression. Smiling is universal throughout the ages and different cultures. Humans even start smiling in the womb! Did you know... read more »

What do I do with my aligners at the pool?

Take them out? Keep them in? Clean them after? It's HOT. Summer is in full swing and here in Utah that means long days of full sun. Nothing feels better than cooling off with a dip in a pool or splashing in a waterpark. It is around this time of year that we start getting asked "What do I do... read more »