Mouthguards: Protecting Your Smile

Mouthguards are integral to keeping your smile safe. Whether you’re in braces, are wearing retainers after braces, or have already completed treatment, mouthguards help to protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you are active in sports, mouthguards are crucial to keeping you and your orthodontic appliances safe. Potential Risks Whether you’re in [...]

By |2018-08-28T10:06:56-05:00August 28th, 2018|FAQs|0 Comments

Summertime Smiles

Braces can give you and your family a beautiful, healthy smile for life. Now that school is out, it’s a perfect time to get started on an orthodontic treatment plan! At Great Smiles Orthodontics, we offer multiple treatment options from traditional metal braces to Invisalign® for children, teens, and adults. Request an appointment today [...]

By |2018-08-07T11:41:44-05:00July 16th, 2018|FAQs, Great Smiles Orthodontics|0 Comments

Invisalign®: How does it work?

Invisalign is increasingly popular among teens and adults seeking orthodontic treatment. This clear braces option helps straighten teeth more subtly than traditional metal braces. But how does it work? Orthodontic evaluation At Great Smiles Orthodontics, we can evaluate your alignment to determine if Invisalign is right for you. For more severe orthodontic problems, we [...]

By |2018-06-11T17:50:31-05:00June 11th, 2018|FAQs|0 Comments

DIY Braces: Love Them or Leave Them?

DIY braces are popping up all over the Internet. The big question is: are they safe and effective, or should you ignore the hype and call your orthodontist? With the average cost of Invisalign and braces costing well over the $1,000, many people are looking for a more cost-effective way to get beautiful, straight teeth. [...]

By |2018-05-10T13:30:01-05:00March 13th, 2018|FAQs|0 Comments

Dentists vs. Orthodontists

Dentists and orthodontists both improve your smile. You go to a dentist to ensure your teeth are free from plaque build-up and your gums are healthy, but what if your dentist also performs orthodontics? Is there a difference between a dentist that offers orthodontic services and an orthodontist? Isn’t that the same thing? Read on [...]

By |2018-05-10T13:31:15-05:00February 27th, 2018|FAQs, Great Smiles Orthodontics|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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