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Is There An Ideal Type of Orthodontic Treatment? | Dr. Ana Castilla

Is There An Ideal Type of Orthodontic Treatment?

The field of orthodontics has come a long way in the last few decades, and patients have more options than ever before! Depending on your own wants and needs, you can find the best treatment options for you. For “Invisible” Teeth Straightening Back in the day, straightening your teeth meant wearing metal brackets and wires. […]

Mental Health Month: The Positive Impacts of Smiling | Dr. Ana Castilla

Mental Health Month: The Positive Impacts of Smiling

This is a tough time for just about everyone. The novel coronavirus has changed the way we live our daily lives and leaves us with uncertainty over the future. With lockdowns, fears over health for ourselves and our loved ones, and financial and other stressors, we could all use some positivity right now. So Mental […]

A Day in The Life of an Orthodontist | Dr. Ana Castilla | National Nutrition Month

A Day in The Life of an Orthodontist

One question I get quite often is about what my day is like as an orthodontist. The truth is, every day is different, which is one of the things I love about my job, but there are some things that are the same day-to-day. With that in mind, what follows is a look at a […]

Aligning Teeth Without Disrupting Your Lifestyle

Length of treatment, budget, appearance, desired outcome – there are many factors that go into deciding on a treatment plan to straighten your teeth. One factor I think is important but is often overlooked is lifestyle. People are busier than ever, both adults with busy work and home schedules and teens who are busy with […]

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Orthodontists Are Dentofacial Orthopedists: Why This Is Important

All orthodontists are dentists but not all dentists are orthodontists. Upon graduation from dental school, graduates can begin practicing dentistry or can continue on in their studies to specialize. The American Dental Association recognizes 10 specialties in the field of dentistry, including Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Orthodontists are dentists who went on to complete an […]

Gaining the Smile of Your Life

Sometimes it feels like orthodontic treatment takes a long time. But the end result is so worth it! In my practice, the goal is to help my patients attain the smile of their dreams and then keep that smile for life. Here’s what you need to know to keep your smile for life, too. When […]

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Giving The Gift Of A Smile

It’s not an overstatement to say that when someone gets a new smile, it can be life-changing. Here are ways you can change a life by giving a smile. The Gift of a Healthy Smile Everyone knows that regular oral care is important for healthy teeth and gums, but unfortunately, sometimes obtaining that care simply […]

The Season of Thanks

Thanksgiving is coming up soon and with that in mind, I wanted to do something different today. Instead of writing about braces, orthodontics, and oral health, I want to list a few things I’m grateful for. With Thanksgiving so close to the end of the year, it’s a good time to pause, look back at […]