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 »

Learn More About Your Options for Braces Today

Have you decided it’s time to straighten your smile? We are excited to work with you to achieve your dream smile! There are many different types of braces at Maynard V Davenport Orthodontics to help you choose the right method for your smile. Metal/Traditional Braces Most people automatically think of... Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Correcting the Alignment of Your Teeth with Braces

Each of your adjustment appointments at Dr. Maynard Davenport’s orthodontic clinic played an important role in gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. Yet this is not the end of the process. Even after Dr. Maynard Davenport has uninstalled your braces, there will still be a mild amount of residual... Read more »

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment

If you have crooked or misaligned pearly whites, your orthodontist can help you. After looking over your oral history, administering an oral exam and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Maynard Davenport will be able to recommend which orthodontic or dental process is the right fit for you.... Read more »

Prevent Tooth Decay while Wearing Braces

Your new set of braces was designed to realign your teeth through a series of adjustments. Each of these sessions will tighten your brace, applying pressure to the periodontal ligaments that hold each tooth in its socket and gradually pulling your teeth into proper alignment. If you develop tooth decay... Read more »