Oral Hygiene Tips for People with Braces

If you’re undergoing any type of orthodontic treatment, you’ve likely heard everyone tell you the best tips for keeping up on your oral health. It’s much more difficult with braces and presents some problems which aren’t the easiest to overcome. We can all use a refresher course, though, which is why our team wants to… Read more »

Simple Tips to Help You Prevent Damage to Braces Hardware

The braces that your orthodontist, Dr. , installed into your mouth are designed to realign your teeth to improve the overall function of your mouth and give you a winning smile. This is done by applying a light amount of tension to the braces, which stretches the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your… Read more »

Facts about Braces

If your teeth are crooked or if you have a misaligned bite, Drs. Sellke and Reily may recommend braces in Grayslake, Antioch, and Gurnee, . An orthodontic exam will be performed and our orthodontists will take impressions of your teeth, take photos of your teeth and face, and take X-rays of your mouth and head…. Read more »

Gum Disease: Prevention, Tips and Tricks

Bacteria in our mouth combined with food particles and leftover residue can form plaque, which wreaks havoc on our teeth and gums. If left unchecked, plaque can harden and become tartar, which requires professional cleanings to remove. If the tartar is not removed, gum disease can spread easily. While wearing your braces, you want to… Read more »

The Art of Invisalign®

Have you ever wanted a straight smile, but wanted to avoid the embarrassing look of metal wire and braces? If so, you are not alone. Thanks to Invisalign®, receiving treatment to align your teeth without metal wires and brackets is now available. Our team here at is happy to tell you about Invisalign and the… Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces Is Vital

If any part of your braces become damaged, or if you develop tooth decay problems on multiple teeth, this can increase the duration of the alignment process. To help you prevent these issues, Dr. offers these important oral hygiene tips to help you maintain your braces and good oral health. Certain activities and foods can… Read more »

Maintaining Your Smile after Braces

Once your teeth have been aligned with your braces progressively adjusted to apply modest tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets and your braces have been removed, there will still be some lingering tension in your periodontal ligaments. This is the start of the retention phase, which involves maintaining your new… Read more »