When Clear Aligners aren’t the Answer
- posted: May 30, 2023
Clear aligners like Invisalign® have become increasingly popular over the past several years and rightly so. They’re removable, easier to clean than braces, and hardly anyone knows you're wearing them. Read More
- posted: May 23, 2023
Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Read More
Misconceptions About Orthodontics
- posted: May 16, 2023
While everyone understands that a dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what Orthodontic Associates does Read More
- posted: May 09, 2023
When you’re busy at school or work, when you’re on vacation, when you’re on the road to adventure—preparation helps everything go smoothly. Especially when the unexpected happens! So, how can Read More
May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!
- posted: May 02, 2023
The month of May has the unique distinction of being National Teen Self-Esteem Month. What does that mean? National Teen Self-Esteem Month was created to raise public awareness about how low Read More
Orthodontics: From Tooth Fairy to Retainer
- posted: Apr. 25, 2023
You might be surprised to learn that the doctor and our team recommend an orthodontic appointment even before your child has had that last visit from the Tooth Fairy. In Read More
Every Day is Earth Day
- posted: Apr. 18, 2023
During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read More
What is orthognathic surgery?
- posted: Apr. 11, 2023
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct a wide variety of abnormalities of our patients' jaw and teeth. The surgery is often done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. While the patient’s Read More
This April, Let’s Celebrate National Facial Protection Month!
- posted: Apr. 04, 2023
Poor April. While other months celebrate romance, or giving thanks, or costumes and candy, April has—April Fool’s Day and a tax deadline. We might be forgiven for thinking these two Read More
What role do elastics (rubber bands) play in orthodontics?
- posted: Mar. 28, 2023
Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that's why you've come to see the doctor at Orthodontic Associates. Braces, which Read More
Snacks that are Healthy for Your Body and Your Braces
- posted: Mar. 21, 2023
You know the school day’s over when you hear these seven little words: “I’m home! Is there anything to eat?” And before your child got braces, you had the answer: simple, Read More
St. Patrick's Day
- posted: Mar. 14, 2023
On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read More
Does My Pre-Existing Dental Work Mean I Can’t Wear Traditional Braces?
- posted: Mar. 07, 2023
When you get braces as a child, you usually present the orthodontist with a blank canvas—newly erupted, perfect permanent teeth, just waiting to be aligned. But if you are a Read More
Sugar and Your Orthodontic Treatment
- posted: Feb. 28, 2023
One word no one likes to hear is “cavity!” For those patients of ours wearing braces, hearing that word is especially problematic, considering that delaying any dental work may result in Read More
The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer after Orthodontic Treatment
- posted: Feb. 21, 2023
It's the big day and your braces are finally coming off! Does that mean you are completely done? Not so fast! After you complete your treatment here at Orthodontic Associates, Read More
Valentine Candy: Is It 4 U?
- posted: Feb. 14, 2023
It’s Valentine’s Day. Love and friendship are in the air, and candy is on the gift list. Are there tasty Valentine treats that are safe to eat even with your Read More
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