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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 […]

Navigating Halloween With Braces

Halloween means candy. For most people, it’s a once-a-year indulgence that doesn’t do any lasting damage. But for orthodontists, what’s scary about Halloween is the possibility of our patients doing serious harm to their braces – not to mention overdoing the sugar.   If you’re a parent of a child with braces who’s still young enough […]

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Celebrate World Smile Day

The first Friday of every October is World Smile Day, a feel-good holiday that asks everyone to devote one day to acts of kindness that bring a smile to one’s face. The holiday was created by commercial artist Harvey Ball. You may not recognize the name, but you certainly recognize his work, as he was […]