Smile Stocking Stuffers: Best Gifts for People with Braces or Invisalign

2023-11-16T17:06:19+00:00November 15th, 2023|

The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re starting to think of gifts or stocking stuffer ideas for someone who’s currently wearing braces or Invisalign®, or someone who’s considering orthodontics, we prepared the ultimate guide to make it easy on you. Bring on the holidays, festivities, and beautiful, healthy smiles! Here are the top [...]

Bracing for Change: 5 Tips to Ease Your Child’s Fears about Orthodontics

2023-07-17T19:24:34+00:00June 5th, 2023|

Starting orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign® for the first time is undeniably an adjustment!  If you recently scheduled your child’s free consultation and your child is feeling a bit nervous about what’s to come, or your child just started orthodontic treatment and has some concerns about their new life with braces, we’re here for [...]

Have braces stayed the same since the 1970s?

2023-01-24T22:13:50+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Spoiler alert: Not even close! If you had braces before the 21st century, you’ll notice that today’s braces have changed drastically. Braces are now more compact, durable, efficient and discreet than ever before. Let’s dive into the evolution of braces to see where orthodontics started, compared to where it is now. Braces then and now [...]

Myth Busting: Do braces cause TMJ disorder?

2023-01-11T18:51:29+00:00January 6th, 2023|

Patients whose TMJ pain became more noticeable during braces treatment may think braces are the cause.  Spoiler alert: Studies published by the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry have shown there to be no evidence that braces cause TMJ disorder.  In fact, braces can be a part of the solution to TMJ pain! Here’s everything [...]

Can you get braces if you have missing teeth?

2022-10-03T12:09:08+00:00September 30th, 2022|

Spoiler Alert: Yes, you can still get braces with a missing tooth! There aren’t many factors that can disqualify you from orthodontic treatment with our experienced orthodontists, Dr. Dunn and Dr. Wiewiora. Braces may be recommended for a patient with missing teeth for any number of reasons. At your free orthodontic exam, your orthodontist will [...]

How are your braces tightened? And why?

2022-08-26T12:23:01+00:00August 26th, 2022|

So your orthodontist just finished placing your braces and you’re super excited to start seeing your dream smile come to life before your eyes! Next thing you know the orthodontic assistant is saying something about scheduling your “braces tightening appointment”?  If that gives you images of a metal crank against your braces wire, with a [...]

What age do kids get braces?

2022-06-14T19:06:54+00:00June 14th, 2022|

How old do you have to be to get braces? Is there an age minimum? It’s a valid question! If your child hasn’t received his or her first orthodontic exam yet, how do you know when to start orthodontic treatment or schedule your child’s first exam?  Contrary to popular belief, children should receive their first [...]

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