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Orthodontic Treatments

It’s not unusual for a patient to be unaware of the range of services that orthodontists can provide for their patients. Knowing which services the doctor and our team perform Read More

Braces and Band? Play On!

You’re in the band and you’re getting braces. Now what? If you are a member of the string or percussion sections, you can go back to rehearsal. You’re good to Read More

What is expected of me during my orthodontic treatment?

We hear this question a lot at Orthodontic Associates, and we don’t mind when patients who are eager to complete their orthodontic treatment ask us. After all, we know there Read More

Do I really need to wear my rubber bands with my braces?

Most of our patients at Orthodontic Associates will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber Read More

3 Ways Aging Could Dim Your Smile and What To Do About It

Know how to get the better of an age-guesser at the carnival? Smile! A recent study found that people tend to underestimate a person's age if they're smiling. If true, Read More

The Origins of Valentine's Day

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read More

Reducing Inflammation Could Benefit Your Mouth and Your Heart

February is all about hearts—and not just on Valentine's Day. It's also American Heart Month, when healthcare professionals focus attention on this life-essential organ. Dentists are among those providers, Read More

Elastics and Braces

If you’ve visited Orthodontic Associates, then there’s a good chance you’re looking to perfect your smile by straightening your teeth with braces. At some point during your treatment, you may Read More

Hey, Metal Mouth, Hey, Train Tracks! Six Funny Comebacks for People Who Wear Braces

Brace-ism: believe it or not, it’s a concept. The Urban Dictionary defines brace-ism as “acting mean to people who have braces on their teeth.” Phrases like metal mouth, brace face, Read More

Here Is What You Can Do to Help Your Kids Snack Healthier at School

In addition to daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a tooth-friendly diet can boost your kid's dental health and development. You can help by setting high standards for Read More

Your Five-Step Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is Read More

You May Not Be an MMA Fighter Like Devin Clark, But You Might Still Be at Risk for Mouth Injury

Mixed martial artists undoubtedly carry a greater risk for physical injury than the average person—just ask Devin Clark. The star fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has had Read More

When It Come to Chewing Gum, Be Choosy!

Why do you chew gum? Perhaps because it’s a habit that comes with some healthy benefits. Chewing a stick or two reduces the urge to snack between meals. It’s a Read More

Make this the Year You Stop Smoking

It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read More

Maintain Your Dental Care During Pregnancy For You and Your Baby

Hearing the words, "You're going to have a baby," can change your life—as surely as the next nine months can too. Although an exciting time, pregnancy can be hectic Read More

Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!

We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read More

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