kids get braces

Should My Kid Get Braces in Middle School or High School?

By Dr. Amy Smith

The timing for orthodontic treatment is different for everyone, and what one kid may feel comfortable with another might not. There are several things to take into account when going over braces options for your child, and including them in the conversation is key.  Developmentally speaking, most experts advise kids to stop by the orthodontist…

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middle schoolers

The Best Orthodontic Treatment for Middle Schoolers

By Dr. Amy Smith

Choosing the proper orthodontic treatment to straighten your child’s teeth is not an easy task. There are so many different types of braces to choose from, and your orthodontist might have a preference when treating your child.  The kind of braces you choose for your child will put them on a path towards healthy teeth…

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Brace Yourself: A Beautiful Smile Sans Metal

By Dr. Amy Smith

Very few of us are lucky enough to be born with a dazzling smile. Proper oral hygiene and dental cosmetics take hard work. You can whiten, you can clean, you can be cavity-free—but you still might have some things to straighten out. No one particularly likes the idea of braces; we associate this heavy-duty orthodontic…

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Are You Using the Right Toothbrush for Your Braces?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Choosing the right toothbrush for your needs is not always as easy as it may look at first glance. There are many factors to pay attention to before you choose your perfect toothbrush. Many people wear braces for beauty and health reasons and it is important to keep your gums healthy during treatment.  What You…

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great gift ideas for kids with braces from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

Fun Holiday Gifts for Kids with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gifts to show how special your child with braces is. Here are a few braces and Invisalign-friendly presents kids will love. Orthodontic Ornaments Make Great Gifts for Kids with Braces Many families share the fun tradition of collecting ornaments that capture a special moment…

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thanksgiving friendly recipes

Braces-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes!

By Dr. Amy Smith

November has officially arrived and the holiday season is upon us, so let’s talk turkey! At Smith Orthodontics, we are thankful all year long to have such amazing patients, so we wanted to share some of our staff’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you! And yes, they’re all braces approved. Enjoy! Family Friendly Recipes: Jalapeno &…

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