The Answers to Retainer Care Questions

If you have questions about how to properly care for your retainer, you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist is happy to share some information with you to help you keep your appliance in tip-top shape. The more you know, the better chance you have of properly... Read more »

Treats to Enjoy & Avoid When Wearing Braces

If you have braces and a sweet tooth, times may be tough. However, there is no real reason to fret. There are many sweet treats and snacks that are safe for you to enjoy while wearing braces. Our orthodontist and team can go over treats to avoid and safe treats... Read more »

How to Make Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

Do you struggle flossing your teeth because your braces tend to get in the way? If so, our dentist, Dr. Maynard Davenport, is happy to teach you how to make flossing when you have braces easier. This is because flossing is very important for your smile, oral health and orthodontic... Read more »

Do Your Braces Have a Loose Wire?

Sometimes, a wire on your braces can break and stick out. It can poke your gums, tongue or cheek, depending on where it is. It may not cause you much discomfort, but it can be rather annoying. The orthodontist can help you fix it, but we have some tips that... Read more »

Classes of Malocclusions

When you bite down, does it feel like your teeth jar you or hit incorrectly? Does it seem that your jaws do not line up properly? This could be because roughly one in five people have a form of malocclusion in their mouth, meaning that their teeth have some kind... Read more »

Getting Started With Your Brace-Less Smile

Getting your braces off may seem like a step towards dental freedom, and it is! You’ve done it! You’ve earned the straight, functional and gorgeous smile you wanted. However, the next phase of your oral health has just begun! With all your diligence in maintaining your oral healthcare with braces,... Read more »

Orthodontics: What to Expect During Your Child’s First Appointment

Have you scheduled your child’s first orthodontic appointment at Maynard V Davenport Orthodontics? If so, you and your child are likely wondering what to expect during the appointment. Being prepared can help you have a more successful and productive appointment. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Maynard Davenport, is happy to tell... Read more »

How to Avoid Cavities When You Have Braces

Do you have braces? If so, you should do everything you can to keep tooth decay at bay. Tooth decay, which is also known as a cavity, can severely harm your teeth and smile and can also complicate the orthodontic journey. So, it’s best to do everything you can to... Read more »

A Tooth Might Be Extracted to Correct an Overcrowding Issue

Genetics, the premature loss of a primary tooth, and other oral structure complications can sometimes cause several of your child’s permanent teeth to erupt too close together. This can subsequently alter the alignment of the rest of their teeth, as well as affect other areas of their mouth. In many... Read more »

Tips on Reducing Soreness During the First Week of Treatment

When you first get your braces installed on your smile, you will most likely feel sore. This is because your teeth aren’t used to the new appliance or the pressure they are experiencing. The soreness is normal and to be expected. In fact, the soreness means the teeth are moving,... Read more »