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 […]