Invisalign® Process & Benefits

If your teeth are crooked or crowded or if you have a bad bite, you may be hesitant about wearing metal braces to straighten your smile. Luckily, there is another option available. Ask Dr. Thomas Dowling about Invisalign® in Olney, Maryland. Invisalign uses clear, unobtrusive aligners to straighten your teeth. Our orthodontist will have a… Read more »

Why More and More Adults Are Straightening Their Smiles

Do you know why more and more adults are choosing to straighten their smiles? It’s not just about appearance, although that is one factor that is causing adults to seek help for crooked smiles. Having a misaligned bite or cramped, crooked teeth can cause tooth decay and other dental health issues. At our orthodontic practice Thomas Dowling,… Read more »

Are Clear Braces a Good Choice for Your Smile Alignment?

At the orthodontic practice of Thomas Dowling, DDS, we offer clear braces for our clients seeking to straighten their teeth. Clear braces are similar to metal braces when it comes to size and shape. However, clear braces have tooth-colored or “clear” brackets to blend in naturally with your pearly whites. Also similar to how traditional… Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Orthodontic Braces

Does your smile need an orthodontic makeover? With orthodontic braces, your teeth can be straightened for a healthier smile that will look and function healthier. Not only can braces correct misalignments in your smile, it can help make cleaning them easier as well. Listed below are a few more benefits braces can provide. Often with… Read more »

Aspects of Braces

Malocclusion, or crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, is a common issue. Some people’s teeth come in crooked, overlapping, or crooked. This may occur when a person’s mouth it too small for their teeth, which causes crowding. Other times, a person may have upper and lower jaws that aren’t the same size or that did… Read more »

Orthodontics and Oral Hygiene

Once upon a time braces, or orthodontics were almost a rite of passage just for children and teens. In recent years, more and more adults have been getting braces to straighten their smiles. Dr. Thomas Dowling at Thomas Dowling, DDS wants you to know that no matter what your age, if you are considering getting… Read more »

Are You in Need of an Invisalign® Treatment?

If you are in need of an orthodontic aligner treatment to correct malocclusions or bad bites within your smile, why not try Invisalign®? Invisalign is a fantastic alternative aligner treatment that seeks to improve the look and feel of your mouth without permanent wires and brackets that can be cumbersome and socially embarrassing. With Invisalign,… Read more »

Seek out Orthodontic Treatments for Malocclusions

Seek out orthodontic treatments for malocclusions. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some type of misalignment with your teeth. Typically, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone…. Read more »

Be Sure to Give Your Braces Extra Oral Hygiene Focus

While the orthodontic elements of your braces hardware are cast from materials that will not succumb to bacterial tooth decay, you will still need to practice some increases oral hygiene measures. If plaque buildup and stray food residue adhere to the textures areas around braces and teeth, it could cause multiple cavities to form. Treatment… Read more »

The Facts About Crowded Teeth

You probably understand that flossing and brushing your teeth is very important if you’re interested in preventing a number of different issues. However, you might also know that there are some issues you may not be able to prevent just by keeping your pearly whites healthy. For instance, did you know that you might not… Read more »