Are Malocclusions the Cause for Your Damaged Smile?

Are malocclusions the cause for your damaged smile? A malocclusion, also referred to as a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. On occasion, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even… Read more »

Important Tips for Maintaining Braces and Dealing with Damage

The braces hardware installed in your mouth at Dr. Christopher Corsa’s San Jose, California clinic is made from rather durable elements, cemented onto the faces of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. While this creates a solid unit suited for the rigors of daily use and orthodontic realignment, they are not impervious to damage… Read more »

Invisalign® Is an Effective, Discreet Way to Align Your Smile

Are you familiar with the Invisalign smile alignment system? This orthodontic aligner system allows you to align your smile discreetly with the help of clear aligners. This means they will straighten your teeth, improve your oral hygiene, and lower your risk for oral injuries.  This means they will straighten your teeth, improve your oral hygiene,… Read more »

Keeping Your Mouth Safe, Means Keeping Your Braces Clean

Keeping your mouth safe, means keeping your braces clean. When implementing your brushing and flossing routine while wearing braces, use caution and brush slowly and safety to avoid accidentally damaging them. Because flossing can be difficult with braces, it may be necessary to add an additional level of care such as mouthwash. In addition, consider… Read more »

If You Need Relief for a Canker Sore, Read On!

Do you have a sore in the mouth that is shallow, white or yellow with a red border? If so, you may be experiencing a canker sore! If you are in need of relief from a canker sore in the mouth, we can help. When you are first wearing braces, these sores may crop up… Read more »

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder And How to Treat It

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, is a painful condition that affects the joints of the upper and lower jaws at the point where they connect to the head. This type of disorder usually starts out as a dull and consistent ache near the ears or temples and is accompanied by pain while using the… Read more »

Four Important Questions Concerning Braces

Are your teeth in disrepair and in need of an orthodontic treatment to set them right again? If so, our team at Corsa Orthodontics has a variety of treatments that could help. If you need braces, a simple exam can be given to find out how best to treat your needs and formulate a recovery… Read more »

Does Your Smile Suffer from Misalignment Issues?

Does your smile suffer from misalignment issues? Are your crooked teeth constantly ruining your social interactions? No matter if your teeth have become misaligned due to environment factors, oral accidents, or bad genetics, you too can have a straight smile that rivals that of movie stars. With an orthodontic treatment such as braces from our… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Problems with Your Teeth

The teeth in your smile do more than just help you express your emotions. They also help you bite and chew the foods you eat. As you age, minor alignment issues can start to develop with your teeth. This is even more likely to occur if you opted not to have braces as a child… Read more »

A Brief Overview of Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Getting braces can be an intimidating experience for you or your children who need teeth straightened. We strive to make your experience welcoming and comfortable here at Corsa Orthodontics in San Jose, California, so here’s what you can expect when you get braces. Your first visit will be fairly simple. Dr. Christopher Corsa will assess… Read more »