Simple Tips to Help Protect and Maintain Your New Braces

Here at West End Orthodontics’s clinic in Glen Allen, Virginia, our orthodontist, Dr. Frank Iuorno, is often called upon to help those who are suffering from misaligned teeth. This often requires installing traditional braces to create a functional system that is capable of altering the alignment and orientation of the... Read more »

How to Care for Your Braces This Christmas

If you want a top-notch smile this Christmas, then you need to care for your braces. Now, we know this is a busy time of year, but you still can’t forget. Our orthodontist, Dr. Frank Iuorno, is happy to help you care for your braces and smile by giving you... Read more »

Keep Your Braces Schedule on Track With Daily Oral Care

If you are wearing braces, it is essential to maintain a solid daily oral hygiene routine. You want to keep your teeth, gums, brackets, wires, and elastic bands free from plaque and trapped food particles to stay free from tooth decay and gum disease. To keep you motivated while you... Read more »

How Do I Care for My Teeth When I Have a Permanent Retainer?

If you’re not sure how to care for your teeth when you have a permanent retainer in Glen Allen, Virginia, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Frank Iuorno, is happy to give you the tips you need to keep your smile and appliance in... Read more »

Prevalent Orthodontic Devices

A dental or orthodontic appliance is any device utilized to keep your teeth aligned appropriately, and these appliances can be applied to be fixed or removable, seated inside or outside of the mouth. Here’s a rundown of the types of oral and orthodontic appliances practitioners use: -Braces come in a... Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are Some Brushing Tips

As you may already know, it’s very important to brush your teeth often when you have braces. In fact, it’s so important that you should brush after every meal and right before you go to bed at night. To help make your brushing routine more effective, our orthodontist, Dr. Frank... Read more »

Got Braces? Here’s How to Prevent Cavities

Cavities are very troublesome. They can harm your smile and even cause extreme pain and discomfort. This is why it’s important to prevent them at all costs. When you have braces, there are certain things you need to do to prevent cavities, and our orthodontist, Dr. Frank Iuorno, is happy... Read more »

Maintaining Your Braces Each Day Can Help Minimize the Time Needed to Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

Your new braces include several different components including brackets, wires, brands, and spacers. You will need to return to Dr. Frank Iuorno’s orthodontic clinic at regular intervals to have your braces adjusted. Each of these sessions will tighten the braces hardware to gradually bring your teeth a little closer to... Read more »

Advice About Orthodontic Emergencies

During your orthodontic treatment, there are several issues that can arise. If you have an orthodontic emergency, call our office to discuss the problem with our orthodontist or team. You may need to visit right away or you may be able to do something to alleviate the problem until your... Read more »

Mouthwash Basics

Brushing and flossing are the foundations of excellent oral health. For some people, mouthwash may be an excellent addition to a solid oral hygiene routine.   Mouthwash, also called mouth rinse, operates in a number of ways. All mouthwash serves to wash away food particles and debris from the teeth.... Read more »