braces with missing teeth

Can You Get Braces with Missing Teeth?

By Christi Porter

Orthodontic treatment can address a variety of issues, many of which can be fixed through the use of braces. A question the staff at Smith Orthodontics often gets is, “Are braces right for me?” And in most situations, the answer is yes. But what if you are missing teeth due to age, genetics, an injury,…

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air flossing and water flossing

Air Flossing and Water Flossing

By Christi Porter

Almost all of us are familiar with flossing our teeth using standard dental floss. But the new year might be a good time to think about using a different flossing technique, like air flossing or water flossing. Better oral hygiene is an excellent New Year’s resolution, and one that should be easy to maintain with…

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Meet Gabby, an orthodontic team member at Smith Orthodontics

Get to Know Gabrielle

By Christi Porter

If Gabrielle looks familiar to some of you, it’s because she used to work here and, after pursuing other opportunities, decided to return to Smith Orthodontics. We are excited to have her back! What did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian What is your favorite midnight snack? Ben & Jerry’s ice…

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Do Braces Cause Gum Recession?

Do Braces Cause Gum Recession?

By Christi Porter

With the start of the new year, you might be considering getting braces to improve your smile. While there are multiple benefits to braces and orthodontic care, you might worry that braces cause gum recession. If this is one of your concerns, keep reading to learn more about the relationship between gum recession and braces.…

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how long will i need braces?

How Long Will I Need Braces?

By Christi Porter

If you recently learned that you need orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering, “How long will I need braces?” While the length of time will vary depending upon many factors, the average length of time is between one and three years. Typically, there are three main categories that play a role in the length of…

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Headaches and braces

Headaches and Braces

By Christi Porter

You just got your braces on, and you’re excited to start your journey to a healthier, straighter smile. But then you get a headache, and you wonder if the new braces or Invisalign aligners are causing the headache. Keep reading to discover the relationship between headaches and braces.  What is the Link Between Headaches and…

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