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Laster Orthodontics Blog

It is our goal to provide each and every patient the best possible orthodontic care and customer service we can. We want you to enjoy your orthodontic treatment journey from the moment you walk through our front doors. We've developed this blog as a resource for our future and existing patients to learn about orthodontics, our practice, and to get the best advice on developing and maintaining their perfect smile.

23 Jun 2020

Always Wear Your Retainer Day and Night

We get it: you’ve had braces for years or aligners for months and you’re excited about getting them removed – the last thing you want to do is wear another orthodontic appliance.  read on

15 Jun 2020

Clear Braces or Clear Aligners? How do you Decide?

People who wish to align their teeth without being obvious about it have traditionally only had one method available to them. Clear braces provided (and still provide) the aligning effects of braces w...  read on

05 Feb 2020

Aligners or Braces for Crossbite?

Like many other bite-related problems, a crossbite is common and can be easily treated in patients of any age. Beyond leaving you feeling uncomfortable with the look of your smile, a crossbite may als...  read on

Braces or Aligners for Perfect Teeth Alignment?

Are you trying to decide the best way to straighten your teeth? For many adults and teens, the answer is aligners, but it can depend on the severity of your teeth alignment problems. Dr. Laster, has p...  read on

What To Do If Your Teeth Are Shifting After Braces

Braces effectively move teeth into proper alignment, but teeth don’t necessarily stay where they’re put when braces come off. Most people’s teeth continue to shift over the course of their lifetime, a...  read on

05 Nov 2019

Tips and Tricks for Flossing with Braces

You might think that it’s not possible to live your best life with braces. After all, there are foods you need to avoid, soreness you might have to deal with, and then you also have to figure out how ...  read on

14 Oct 2019

Swollen Gums and Braces

Before you get your cool new braces put on (hopefully in my favorite color blue) it’s common to have questions about your gums. Maybe your friends have told you that your gums will hurt after you get ...  read on

How Dental Restorations Affect Braces and Aligners

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), correcting crooked teeth or a misaligned bite with braces or clear aligners, like Laster Perfect Smile, can positively impact your overall oral heal...  read on

Paying for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment enhances your smile, but the costs associated with a perfect smile can seem intimidating. When it comes to paying for your braces or clear aligners, you have options you at your ...  read on

05 Aug 2019

How Braces Can Fix Speech Problems

When most people think of braces, they think of correcting crooked teeth, avoiding bubblegum, and perfect smile results. One of the most common complaints patients have after they get their braces is ...  read on