Why Do I Need a Retainer?

You may be wondering how important a retainer really is after treatment with braces or aligners. Is your orthodontist being a little too strict about you wearing one, or ...

Why Does My Child Need an Expander?

When you bring your child into our orthodontic office to discuss potential early phase orthodontic treatment options, you may end up hearing your child needs a palatal expander. Not ...
Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces

Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces

Whether you’re going on a cross-country road trip or a family vacation to the beach, it’s important that you keep your braces on your mind while you’re traveling. Summer ...
The Right Way to Brush and Floss with Braces

The Right Way to Brush and Floss with Braces

We’ve heard it all before...proper oral hygiene is the key to ensuring the health of our teeth and gums. But how can you make sure you’re going about it ...

Using Propel to Accelerate Invisalign Treatment

If there was a way to speed up your orthodontic treatment plan, would you consider it? Waiting to get that perfect smile can seem like it takes forever. What ...
Smith Orthodontics, orthodontist in Parkersburg, Ripley WV

Smith Orthodontics Acquires Stumbo Orthodontics

Local orthodontist retiring after 34 years, commitment to excellence remains Parkersburg, WV (May 15, 2019) – On April 30, 2019, Dr. Amy Smith of Smith Orthodontics acquired the practice ...
Limiting Sugar with Braces

Limiting How Much Sugar You Eat with Braces

By now, you have probably heard that sugar isn’t really good for us. After all, it has been proven to cause health issues, such as tooth decay and an ...
Comparing Invisalign and Ceramic Braces for Invisible Treatment

Comparing Invisalign and Ceramic Braces for Invisible Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, patients nowadays want a product that’s going to blend in with everyday life. This means not only figuratively, but literally as well. More ...
Orthodontics

What Is Orthodontics?

You’ve probably heard of an orthodontist. They’re the ones who provide patients with braces to give them a perfect smile, right? Although that is part of what an orthodontist ...