It’s Cheaper Than Ever to Straighten Your Teeth, But is it Safe?

By |2020-06-15T17:53:07+00:00March 20th, 2019|

With society becoming more and more digitized and people relying on technology, some daily tasks have become much easier. Any item or service can be accessed with the click of a button. But, should dental care be given the same level of online accessibility as ordering food? Do-it-yourself orthodontics have been becoming more and more [...]

How Does Orthodontic Insurance Work?

By |2020-08-13T15:59:53+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Although expensive, people continue to invest in orthodontic treatment, whether for themselves or their children. In some cases it is to improve image, while for others it is medically necessary. In either scenario, people strive to find the most affordable avenue to achieve the optimal desired outcome. Keep reading to learn about your options to [...]

Considering the Many Types of Braces – Which One is Right for You?

By |2019-06-26T15:26:27+00:00January 17th, 2019|

  Over four million people in the United States wear braces, and 25 percent of these individuals are adults. With advances in both appearance and comfort, an ever-increasing number of people are seeking to improve their smile with braces. Determining which option is right for you, however, can be challenging. Keep reading to learn about [...]

How Much Will My Braces Cost?

By |2020-06-15T17:48:54+00:00December 18th, 2018|

  When people decide to pursue braces, whether it be to improve their bite or for cosmetics, their first question is often the same. How much will braces cost? There are several elements that factor into the final cost of braces, which vary upon the individual. Learn some of these factors, and why braces differ [...]

Invisalign or Braces: Which Should You Choose?

By |2019-06-26T15:16:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Since the launch of Invisalign in 2000, over five million people, including more than one million teenagers, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles. While this option has introduced a revolutionary method of treatment, many question whether Invisalign or traditional braces are better.   At Wiewiora and Dunn Orthodontics, we offer both Invisalign [...]

Think Twice About Skipping an Orthodontic Appointment

By |2020-06-24T11:37:32+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Are you thinking about canceling your next orthodontic appointment because you’re too busy? If so, Dr. Cara Wiewiora and Dr. Rick Dunn say please don’t. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s important not to miss your scheduled appointments. Things come up in everyone’s life that makes it necessary to postpone a visit from time [...]

Steps to Take If You Lose Your Retainers

By |2019-02-27T19:53:30+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Let’s face it. It’s difficult to keep track of removable retainers when they’re not in your mouth. They are easy to lose, break, or temporarily misplace. Countless retainers are accidentally thrown in school cafeteria trash cans around the world every year. And, mischievous pets love stealing them from a bathroom counter and hiding them under [...]

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Orthodontic Rubber Bands?

By |2020-06-24T11:44:18+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Think you can get away with not wearing your orthodontic rubber bands? Dr. Cara Wiewiora and Dr. Rick Dunn say Think again! If you’re in braces, chances are you’ll be required to wear rubber bands for at least a short period during your treatment. Rubber bands apply pressure and help move your teeth into the [...]

Are Regular Dental Cleanings Possible While Wearing Braces?

By |2019-03-19T13:59:45+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

One of the most common questions we receive from new patients is, “Should I visit my dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings while wearing braces?” The answer to this question is simple. Yes. Everyone wearing braces can and should continue with regular dental check-ups and cleanings while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing & Flossing with Braces [...]

Tips for Playing Sports While You’re Wearing Braces

By |2019-03-19T13:59:53+00:00June 4th, 2018|

Have you ever looked carefully at teenagers as they play sports? If you have, you’ve probably noticed that many of them are wearing braces. Do you wonder how they engage in physical activities and contact sports without injuring their teeth or harming their metal brackets and wires? If so, you’re not alone. But wearing braces [...]

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