Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at Wilke Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas Read More

Buck Teeth – What To Do?

Buck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier. Throughout history, buck teeth have been the cause of bullying and Read More

Wisdom Teeth Removal – Why and When?

Lately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her Read More

Tooth Decay – New Approaches To Repair

Tooth decay…Did you know that for over a century dentists removed both healthy and diseased portions of tooth structure when treating patients as a preventative measure to avoid future decay? However, in the 1970s, new treatment options emerged, in the dental field known as “Minimally Invasive Dentistry” (MID) attempts to preserve as much of the Read More

Oral Hygiene – You Only Have One Mouth

Oral Hygiene … Okay, we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at Wilke Orthodontics recommend being attentive to your teeth and Read More

Dental Abscess – How And Why

A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically originates from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth which sticks to Read More

Can Orthodontics Improve Speech Disorders?

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help! Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the most Read More

Problems When Grinding Teeth

Teeth grinding and clenching is a very common problem and it has been found that 70% of people clench or grind their teeth as a result of stress and anxiety. The involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth is known as “bruxism” and it typically occurs during sleep. Besides stress, bruxism can negatively impact the body Read More

5 Tips On Cleaning Your Retainers

Whether you are wearing orthodontic retainers during treatment or after your braces or Invisalign are completed at Wilke Orthodontics, over time… your retainers or aligners can discolor and look gross. You brush and floss daily, so adding cleaning your retainers to your daily routine is just another step to maintaining good oral hygiene habits. Five Read More

Consider Invisalign Teen

A Smart Alternative for Teens and Parents Does your teen need braces? Are they worried about how they will look and feel? Are you worried about the cost and co-operation during sensitive Teen years? A great option for everyone is to choose Invisalign Teen, a revolutionary alternative to straighten teeth which offers many advantages over Read More

8 Reasons to Smile in 2018

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Depending on what stage you are in of orthodontic treatment, smiling may be the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re just starting with braces or Invisalign or near the Read More