5 Tips to Step Up Your Home Dental Care

Hello again! Dr. Robert Passamano here with Passamano Orthodontics and today we’d like to talk to you about cavities and your at-home dental care routine. We all dread finding out we have a cavity. Cavities often make us feel like we haven’t prioritized our oral health. Not only can cavities feel embarrassing, but they can […]

Why Straight Teeth Matter

Why Straight Teeth Matter

Several patients pursue orthodontic treatment at Passamano Orthodontics so they can have an aesthetic, straight smile, but straight teeth provide more than just a pretty smile. Your teeth are meant to line-up and fit together, so they can properly do their job. When you have crooked teeth or misaligned jaws, your teeth can’t properly do […]

How Orthodontics Have Improved Over the Last 20 Years

When you think about orthodontics, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Our potential patients here at Passamano Orthodontics in Irvine, CA, say that they think of Invisalign, but it hasn’t always been the most popular or prominent form of orthodontic treatment. When parents think back, they might remember bulky braces and headgear […]

Three Reasons to Avoid Mail-Order Aligners

Three Reasons to Avoid Mail-Order Aligners

At Passamano Orthodontics, we know that braces and clear aligners are basically considered an essential part of growing up for kids and teens, and the popularity of orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more common. People want beautiful smiles that make them feel confident, and they want them quickly! Recently, mail-order aligners have […]

Dr. Robert Passamano Achieves Board Certification for American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Robert Passamano recently took and passed the final part of the American Board of Orthodontics exam, and now is officially a Board Certified Orthodontist! (Only 2 out of 5 orthodontists are board-certified.) This exam is done years after becoming an orthodontist consisting of clinical, scenario-based problems, treatment planning, and much more. Dr. Robert joins […]

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Child Needs Braces

Let’s talk about the Top Reasons Orthodontists Recommend or Don’t Recommend Orthodontic Treatment for your children ages 6-11 years old.  As the first 12 permanent teeth erupt (6-8 years old), certain tooth problems can present that are easier and healthier to correct earlier at ages 7-11 rather than in teenage years.  This method of doing […]

How to Clean / Brush Your Braces at Home (Orthodontic)

Brushing with braces is TOUGH!! And don’t forget about flossing too. Flossing is so difficult that often patients don’t even bother.  Here are some helpful tips that will make it easier to keep your teeth clean during braces.  #1 Brush for 4 Minutes Braces are ‘food traps’ and must be cleaned twice as much. DOUBLE YOUR BRUSHING TIME.  4 minutes […]

How To Clean a Crusty Retainer (Invisalign or Orthodontic)

We’re going to show you how to clean a Crusty Orthodontic Retainer (or Invisalign Retainer) at home!  If you’re actually wearing your retainers, it’s hard not to notice them becoming dirty; and you can’t brush that stuff off!  That’s because the calcium and other minerals in your saliva have attached themselves to your retainer similar to […]