Is Flossing Necessary?

Is flossing necessary? So we have all been wondering about the associated press’s recent release of the new guidelines for oral hygiene.  They report that there isn’t enough scientific evidence available to prove that flossing is necessary for long term oral health.  Many dental experts have responded to this statement by standing behind longstanding beliefs […]

Oral Hygiene and Braces

It is challenging to brush your teeth when you have orthodontic braces. Here are some tips that will help you keep your teeth clean so that they will look even more amazing when the braces come off. First, always use a soft toothbrush. The most important place to keep clean while your braces are on […]

No More Mess with the iTero Digital Scanner!

Tryout the iTero Digital Scanner at Encinitas Orthodontics! Thanks to iTero, old-school gooey impressions are not the only option at Encinitas Orthodontics! The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the putty-filled impression tray that makes you gag. Watch and learn how the iTero scanner allows us to take a […]

Invisalign: Pros and cons

Pros and Cons of Invisalign For years the term “orthodontics” conjured images of metal wires, painful brackets and middle school chants of “brace face,” all of which are effective deterrents from the orthodontist’s office. However, with the 1998 introduction of Align Technology’s Invisalign came a comfortable, esthetic, and practical alternative to traditional fixed orthodontics. At […]