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Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their Read More

What’s so great about an orthodontist?

A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Orthodontic Associates is, Read More

Earth Day

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read More

Crushing the Ice-Chewing Habit

It's a habit many people have and not only can it be annoying to the people around you, it can be detrimental to your dental health. Chewing ice is so Read More

Play it Safe this Spring

It's springtime and it's again time to remind our patients at Orthodontic Associates to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the Read More

Plaque Attack? Let’s Fight Back!

Plaque is a sticky subject! It sticks to the enamel of our teeth above and below the gum line, and it collects around braces. Plaque is one of the major Read More

Orthodontics and Oral Piercings

Traditional braces and oral piercings—does the inevitable meeting of metals pose any risks? Let’s look at some of the potential problems with oral piercings, and you and the doctor can Read More

St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!

“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read More

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

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

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

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

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