How to Help Your Child (or Yourself!) Overcome Fear of the Orthodontist

Although fear of the orthodontist isn’t as well known as fear of the dentist, it does exist, especially in our younger patients. If you’re a parent of a child who’s dreading an upcoming orthodontist appointment, here are some things you can do to help them overcome their fear of the orthodontist. (And for you adults… [Read the full article]

Children age seven who may require early intervention orthodontics

Early Intervention Orthodontics: When and Why it Might be Necessary for Your Child

As you may know, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial visit with an orthodontist by the age of seven. This seems very young to parents, who may associate orthodontic treatment with teenagers. But the reason a first visit is recommended by this age is because this is the best age… [Read the full article]

6 Organizations Important to Us

One of our core values is giving back and making a difference in the community. We’re proud to support many worthy organizations whose missions we believe in, including these six below.   American Association of Orthodontics We are members of the American Association of Orthodontists. This is a professional organization that represents approximately 19,000 orthodontists… [Read the full article]

How to Accelerate Orthodontic Treatment: Options and Tips to Get to Your Best Smile Faster

Who wouldn’t want to get a beautiful, healthy smile faster? No one wants to wear braces longer than necessary, and fortunately, there are ways to accelerate orthodontic treatment so you can get that dream smile even sooner.  If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment or you’re considering it in the future, here’s what you can do… [Read the full article]

Damon Braces vs Traditional Braces

Damon Braces vs Traditional Braces: The Movement Towards Natural Force To Move Teeth

As technology advances and the orthodontic industry evolves, the way we move teeth is becoming increasingly efficient and effective. We’ve discussed the basics of Damon braces in a previous blog post, but we would like to dive in further and talk about the true “Damon difference.” A self-ligating system Damon braces are a type of… [Read the full article]