The Ideal Bite

Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

In dentistry, occlusion refers to how your teeth come together. It is more than just your bite, it includes the ways teeth come together when you are chewing, swallowing, and sleeping. A malocclusion refers to situations in which the upper and lower teeth, or jaw, are misaligned and come together in ways that can damage or destroy teeth. […]

The Benefits of Invisalign

Braces for kid Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

The benefits of having a straight smile extend far beyond than just a nice smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health by making it easier to clean the teeth and gums. The choice to straighten your teeth is made easier thanks to Invisalign. Invisalign gives you the […]

The Right Time to Visit an Orthodontist May Surprise You!

Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

Inquiring moms want to know…When should I take my kids to the orthodontist? Early intervention can help make things easier later. At Gardner  Orthodontics we would love to see kids by their 7th birthday. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7. “Why so young?”, you may ask. Well, the […]