Early Orthodontics

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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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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It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Child learning proper dental hygiene

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we’re gearing up for a successful month of educating children on the importance of proper oral hygiene and its effects on our health. Creating awareness about this factor in our lives starts young. By developing good habits, children are more likely to adopt these habits and keep…

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The Different Parts of Braces and What They Do

The different parts of braces pictured

It is always a good idea to get to know the different parts of braces if you are about to start or have started treatment. Some of the different parts are bands, brackets, arch wires, rubber bands, ligatures, coil springs, and power chains. Bands Bands go around the back teeth, or molars. Your orthodontist will…

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Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Woman discussing orthodontic options

The world of orthodontics is not the same as it used to be, and it’s exciting to see the new and improved products available now to treat orthodontic issues. Although traditional metal braces are still widely used, there are other products available to help blend in seamlessly with your lifestyle, making it an exciting time…

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

orthodontic treatment for children

Seeking early orthodontic treatment is a big step, not only for your child, but for you as well. Figuring out the means necessary to fix the issues, not to mention finding ways to finance the treatment can seem like a daunting task, and you may think putting it off is the best decision. While there…

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