The Buck Tooth Stops Here!

Does your child suffer from protruding teeth, also known as buck teeth? If so, did you know that the longer you wait to get orthodontic treatment, the more your child is susceptible to dental trauma? The risk is even greater if your child becomes active in sports as they get older. A recent study by [...]

By |2016-09-12T11:19:04-05:00July 1st, 2016|FAQs, Great Smiles Orthodontics|0 Comments

Patient Appreciation Party 2016

Drs. Savage, Weissman, Law and the Great Smiles Orthodontics team would like to invite you to our 2016 Patient Appreciation Party! This year we are going to see Finding Dory at the Carmike Cinemas at the Summit! Date: June 17th at 11 am Movie: Finding Dory Place: Carmike Cinemas at the Summit Please stop by [...]

Just Keep Smiling Event!

The Great Smiles Orthodontics team would like to invite all of our observation patients and anyone ages seven to ten who has not seen an orthodontist to our "Just Keep Smiling" events! Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends seeing an orthodontic specialist at age seven for an exam? Our obs day is the [...]

How to Avoid Orthodontic Emergencies

The best way to prevent an orthodontic emergency is to avoid hard, brittle, chewy and sticky foods. These foods cause brackets to pop off and can bend wires. If a bracket comes off the wire, put it in a bag, call our office to schedule a bonding appointment, and bring it with you. Also, try [...]

By |2017-08-31T10:26:50-05:00August 13th, 2015|About Us, FAQs|0 Comments

Importance of Good Oral Hygiene During Treatment

It is very important to maintain excellent oral hygiene while you have braces. After your braces are put on, we will give you an at-home care kit and explain exactly what you need to do it keep your teeth bright and shiny. Your care kit includes a soft bristle toothbrush, super floss, fluoride toothpaste, an [...]

By |2016-04-15T15:44:03-05:00August 13th, 2015|About Us, FAQs|0 Comments

How Can I Help My Child with Treatment?

There are several ways that you can make sure your child has a great orthodontic experience. First, make sure that you schedule appointments at the recommended intervals so that treatment progresses smoothly. Also, remind your child to stay away from any hard or sticky foods. Hard, sticky foods can pop brackets off and bend wires. [...]

By |2017-08-31T10:26:51-05:00August 13th, 2015|FAQs|0 Comments

When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?

If you notice any of these problems in yourself or your child, you should make an appointment to see an orthodontist: Early or late loss of baby teeth Difficulty chewing or biting Mouth breathing Sucking thumb, fingers, or lower lip Crowded or blocked out teeth Protruding teeth Facial asymmetry or irregular jaw relationship Excessive overbite [...]

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The Difference Between Orthodontists & Dentists

An orthodontist must first have a doctorate in general dentistry—just like your family dentist. What makes an orthodontist different from your general dentist is the training he or she receives after dental school. An orthodontist receives two to three years of additional training in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment planning of malocclusion (or “bad bites”) [...]

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What to Expect During Orthodontic Treatment

At your initial exam, the orthodontist will look at your face and teeth and talk to you about your orthodontic needs. Then, the orthodontist takes your records. Orthodontic records include photographs of your face and teeth, x-rays, an intraoral and extraoral exam, and molds of your top and bottom teeth. If the orthodontist recommends bands [...]

By |2017-08-31T10:26:51-05:00July 15th, 2015|About Us, FAQs|0 Comments

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Initial visits are complimentary. At your initial visit, an orthodontist will do an intraoral exam and let you know what kind of orthodontic treatment you need. You can then schedule an appointment for orthodontic records. Orthodontic records include pictures of your face and teeth, x-rays, a more thorough exam of your face, teeth, and jaws, [...]

By |2016-04-15T15:47:47-05:00July 15th, 2015|About Us, FAQs|0 Comments