Category Archives: Ceramic Braces

young girl smiling before and after braces

Before and After Braces

In pictures of before and after braces, individuals can see how this orthodontic treatment works in practice. Braces essentially use a gentle, constant pressure to move teeth into the correct position. Since this pressure is extremely gentle, it takes time for the braces to complete their work. How Braces Work Braces are a dental device […]

doctor explains the different types of braces

The Different Types of Braces

Braces are no longer the bulky, painful appliances that once resulted in children sometimes being called “metal mouth.” Today, they provide the wearer with a more aesthetic appearance, with less pain and discomfort. The caring team at Ricci Orthodontics offers customized care for every member of the family. Why Does a Person Need Braces? People need braces […]

Woman smiles as she thinks about caring for braces

Caring for Braces

The time has finally come. After years of putting it off, you’ve finally broken down and gotten braces for either yourself or your child. However, now that you’ve got them, you’re not sure how to properly care for them. You remember your dentist telling you that if you damage your braces, you’d have them for […]

young woman enjoying her ceramic braces

Care to Consider Ceramic Braces?

When it comes to orthodontic care, the most common service available is braces. However, when most think about braces, they recall the more traditional metal type. However, at Ricci Orthodontics, we don’t limit you to just one type of braces. We offer types of braces other than the traditional metal ones. If you would like, you […]


How Often Should You Visit the Orthodontist?

Everyone knows they need to visit their dentist at least twice a year for an exam and cleaning. It’s also vital to visit your primary doctor at least once a year for a physical. But how often should you visit the orthodontist? This is one of the more common questions about braces that patients ask. […]


Tooth Extraction for Braces

Having Dr. Steven Ricci install traditional metal braces in your child’s mouth creates an effective system capable of realigning your son or daughter’s misaligned teeth. This is often a necessary step for preserving the integrity of their teeth. Also, it prevents complications from dental attrition and dental fractures. However, a tooth extraction for braces is […]


What Not to Eat with Braces

The braces installed at the office of Ricci Orthodontics were designed to slowly realign your teeth, with periodic adjustments. Each time you visit [practice_name] to have your braces tightened, your teeth are moved one small step closer to their ideal alignment. While your braces were designed to be very durable, there are still certain foods […]


There are Different Variations of Braces to Help Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

Problems with an underbite, overbite or other dental alignment issues can affect your mouth in multiple ways. On an aesthetic level, even minor deviations in the orientation and position of your teeth can leave you with an unappealing smile. On a functional level, when your teeth meet at an unnatural angle in your bite pattern […]

young girl on the way to straighten your smile with a set of orthodontic braces

Straighten Your Smile with a Set of Orthodontic Braces

Are your teeth out of alignment or crooked beyond belief? Do you suffer from a multitude of malocclusions, which are bad bites in your smile caused by teeth out of position? If so, straighten your smile with a set of orthodontic braces. Not only will your teeth look better, but they will also function much […]

orthodontist explaining the importance of retainers after braces

The Importance of Retainers After Braces

Through the course of multiple adjustments, Dr. Ricci has moved your teeth into their ideal alignment. With this stage complete, they can now remove your braces and allow you to enjoy your new, natural smile. Yet it’s also important to note that there will still be a little residual tension in your dental sockets. If […]