Posts by Jackie Rupp

iTero Scanner: Improving Orthodontic Treatment for Patients

digital impressions

As we continue to evolve and grow, so does the technology we utilize in our day-to-day lives. It seems as though things are getting easier and more streamlined as technology continues to advance, making for additional accuracy and better services throughout many different industries. The field of orthodontics is reaping the benefits of these such…

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How to Know if You Need Braces

Confused young girl

Many people choose to use braces to achieve a straight smile. Whether you’re in the typical age group that gets braces during their teen years or you’re already well into adulthood, you can still benefit from having braces. But how exactly do you know if orthodontic treatment is right for you? You Have Crooked Teeth…

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How Invisalign Straightens Teeth

Woman with Invisalign

When weighing your options for orthodontic treatment, you may be gravitating toward the Invisalign system. After all, with its proven results and easy, seemingly carefree use, it’s no wonder why more and more patients are requesting this type of treatment for their smiles. You may be wondering how exactly this type of orthodontic treatment works.…

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Does My Child Need Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontist with happy child.

You may not realize that orthodontics doesn’t always start with braces. There are times when your child may need to begin with another type of treatment between the ages of 7 and 10, before getting braces. This helps to prevent issues from arising later on, and can prepare your child’s teeth and jaws for future…

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How Invisalign Affects the Way You Eat

Eating with Invisalign

It’s one of the most sought-after forms of orthodontic treatment today. Invisalign clear plastic aligners are changing the way patients are fixing their smiles, blending seamlessly into everyday life. One of the major perks of Invislign is the fact that it is removable, which makes everyday tasks, like eating, simpler than with braces. With braces,…

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Was Dr. Amy at Your School for Children’s Dental Health Month?

National Children's Dental Health Month & Dr. Amy Smith

Dr. Amy had a great time hanging out with hundreds of kids from a few local schools in February. Here are some photos from her visits. Parkersburg Catholic Elementary Smith Orthodontics is a Partner in Education with Parkersburg Catholic Elementary, where Dr. Amy visited the first, fifth, and sixth grades. She absolutely loved the collage…

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