4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Orthodontist Dr. Graham Gardner, Dr. Natalie La Rochelle, and Dr. Dana Tang at Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics has four tips for keeping the beautiful and […]

How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Braces

How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Braces You’re in between meals and craving something sweet, but you just started orthodontic treatment and know that many of your favorite foods should now be avoided. Is there anything sweet you can eat? The short answer is yes! Dr. Graham Gardner, Dr. Natalie La Rochelle, and Dr. Dana Tang and the […]

Wisdom Teeth After Braces, Explained

Wisdom Teeth After Braces, Explained You’ve been patiently waiting for your orthodontic treatment to come to an end and your braces to come off. You followed all the oral hygiene instructions during and after treatment, but now your wisdom teeth are starting to come in. Will they ruin your new smile?  At Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics, we […]

Do Your Gums Bleed When Flossing?

Do Your Gums Bleed When Flossing? It’s the start of a new day and you’re going through the motions of your morning routine. As you begin flossing, you notice your gums start to bleed in some areas. Is this normal? While bleeding gums from flossing does not mean your mouth isn’t clean, it can be a sign that […]

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two? Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic […]

Are You Too Old For Braces?

Are You Too Old For Braces? When you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic […]

ORTHODONTIST ACCEPTING SMILE DIRECT CLUB PATIENTS IN Richmond

ORTHODONTIST ACCEPTING SMILE DIRECT CLUB PATIENTS IN RICHMOND Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics: Where Your Smile Journey Takes a Joyful Turn for the Better Facing the closure of Smile Direct Club? No worries, Orthodontists Dr. Graham Gardner, Dr. Natalie La Rochelle, and Dr. Dana Tang at Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics are here to guide you back on […]

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth? At the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending […]

Diabetes and Orthodontics: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and Orthodontics: What You Need to Know Although diabetes has become a fairly common disease in recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral health that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment. Diabetes and Gum Disease The connection […]

Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Graham Gardner, Dr. Natalie La Rochelle, and Dr. Dana Tang at Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to […]