Don’t Let Your Bite Stay Misaligned When Orthodontics Is Easier Than Ever!

Orthodontics isn't just about having straighter teeth, it's also about aligning one's bite. When a bite is crowded or crooked, this malocclusion can cause a variety of problems. Indeed, misalignment can invite tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, dental erosion from uneven wear, and even jaw problems. An aligned bite actually creates a healthier mouth, no matter whether your misalignment... read more »

Diagnosing Wisdom Teeth

At Galati Orthodontics, we see wisdom teeth that need to be removed virtually every day. Have you ever wondered if you might need to have your wisdom teeth pulled? We use a checklist evaluation to determine whether patients need their wisdom teeth to be removed, and you can find out more about it on this blog. Please tell us about... read more »

How to Care for Your Hawley Retainer

A Hawley retainer is a removable appliance that is made of a piece of plastic that is molded to fit in your mouth and a metal wire that is custom fit around your teeth. This is a beneficial appliance that can help you maintain your straight smile when you get your braces off. To help you care for a Hawley... read more »

How Orthodontic Appliances Work

There are numerous ways to straighten your chompers, and recent advancements in orthodontic technology make it possible to realign your pearly whites without fixed appliances. There are many different appliances for many purposes, but we’ll mention just some of them here. Here are some removable orthodontic appliances you should be familiar with: Aligners. Unlike metal braces, aligners are removable appliances.... read more »

Why You Should Take Good Care of Your Smile in Braces

At Galati Orthodontics, our orthodontist, Dr. Galati is happy to assist our patients in Scottsdale, Arizona, with their teeth straightening needs to give them the appealing smiles they desire. Because it is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums in or out of braces, we're sharing some oral care habits to maintain as you straighten your smile in braces Oral... read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces are no longer just for young people anymore, they are helping more adults than ever before to improve their oral health while aligning their smiles. At Galati Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona, we are pleased to offer orthodontic treatment for adults and children. Why would you need to straighten your smile as an adult? If you have never had orthodontic treatment while... read more »

A Retention Phase Will Be Needed After Your Braces Have Been Removed

The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Galati have gradually realigned the position of your teeth through successive adjustments. Now that your dentition has been fully corrected, he can uninstall the orthodontic hardware. However, this is not the end of the process. There will still be some residual tension lingering in your dental sockets. If it’s not addressed in... read more »

Invisalign® Can Correct Minor Alignment Problems with Your Smile

The natural aging process and certain dental conditions can gradually start to alter the underlying structure of your teeth. As this happens, it can gradually cause irregularities with the alignment of your teeth. Over time, this can leave you with an unappealing smile and a mouth prone to dental disorders. If the alignment problem is detected early, Dr. Galati might... read more »

Minor Changes in Your Habits Can Help Prevent Damaged Braces

Your new braces represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This requires routine adjustment appointments at Dr. Galati’s orthodontic clinic. Each one of these sessions will tighten your braces to bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment. Maintaining your braces throughout the realignment process is very important. If one of the components is... read more »