So you’re tired of your crooked smile and/or mismatched jaw, but don’t know what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you? The two top contenders — Invisalign in Santa Clarita CA and traditional braces — come with their own set of pros and cons. Braces How it works: Small brackets are strategically ...
May 20, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
If Invisalign trays aren’t cleaned properly, they can become dingy, dull or discolored. To get your gleaming smile at the end of your treatment, you need two things — good oral hygiene and clean aligners. The good oral hygiene part is simple — brush and floss your teeth regularly to ...
May 17, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Having braces is definitely an investment, but it’s certainly a costly one. It just makes sense to keep your teeth in the best of health during your orthodontic treatment. A regular hygiene routine is just as important while you’re wearing braces as it was before you began treatment. Flossing is ...
May 14, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
For years, if you wanted to have that picture perfect smile you had endure the dreaded metal mouth. Thankfully, times they are a changin’ with the help of Invisalign. Unlike the unsightly and painful metal braces of yore, Invisalign offers patients an affordable alternative. How does Invisalign work? By using advance ...
May 11, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces? If you are a teen and you are constantly called “rabbit teeth” or “Dracula” because your teeth protrude, then you will do just about anything to stop the ridicule. Many adults feel self conscious too, because of the effect their smile has ...
May 8, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Are you an adult who is considering getting braces? Perhaps you’ve had them before, but over the years that dental work has been reversed. Or maybe you’ve never had any orthodontic work done, but are considering braces for the first time. In either case, Gilbertson & LeCornu Orthodontics can help you ...
May 5, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Summertime and the livin’ are easy! The days are longer, and everyone is vacationing to melt away stress. It’s the best time of year to relax and get happy, no matter what age you are, and it’s important to start from the inside. You’ve been eating less salt and getting ...
May 2, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
As school ends and summer begins, it can be easy to lose discipline with our diets. And when you’re wearing braces, you already know to avoid crunchy and chewy foods, but it’s also important to be mindful about beverages. Whether you say soda or pop, it’s all sugary carbonation. And ...
April 30, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Most of our patients are excited to get braces because they know that a beautiful smile awaits. But we certainly understand the anticipation that comes with waiting to get them off. Depending on your individual circumstances, treatment may take up to two years or more, and we know that time ...
April 27, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
For everyone that has had braces, had them removed, and had that joyful feeling of mouth “freedom,” nothing is more frustrating than noticing (sometimes immediately) that your recently perfected teeth are already shifting! Is this normal? What can be done? Did I do something wrong? I thought I did everything ...
April 24, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu