Best practices for going back to school with braces. Learn more here.

Sending Kids Back to School with Braces in Ripley, WV

By Dr. Amy Smith

With the school year underway again, parents of kids who just started braces are likely looking for some guidance on how to help their kids go about the day with their new orthodontic appliances. Here are some best practices for going back to school with braces.  Plan out Meals Carefully When your kids start orthodontic…

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How the spacing of your teeth affects your dental health.

How the Spacing of Your Teeth Affects Your Dental Health

By Dr. Amy Smith

Quite a few factors come into play when it comes to dental health, from cleaning habits to the types of food you eat. But there are also genetic factors that can affect the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums, such as the spacing of your teeth. Whether you have too much space or too…

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Here is what an impacted tooth is and how it affects you. Learn more.

What is an Impacted Tooth?

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you visit a skilled orthodontist, they’ll be able to help you with far more than just crooked teeth, especially if malocclusions are detected early on. One potential problem that may arise is having an impacted tooth. Thankfully, orthodontists know how to treat impacted teeth, so if you or your child has an impacted tooth,…

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Learn the ways orthodontic treatment has improved over the last two decades. Click to learn more.

How Orthodontic Treatment Has Improved Over the Last Two Decades

By Dr. Amy Smith

It’s well known that healthcare and medicine have improved dramatically over the past few decades, and the world of orthodontics is no exception to this. The past two decades have seen some impressive advancements in orthodontic treatment all across the board, from the initial patient visit to the end results. Here are some of the…

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What you can expect to hear from your orthodontist is expert guidance on how to make the most of your treatment, along with plenty of encouragement.

Things Your Orthodontist Will Never Say During Your Treatment

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you pick the right orthodontist, you’ll get personalized guidance during each leg of your treatment progress. To make your treatment go by more smoothly, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to the advice your orthodontist gives you. Here are some things you’ll never hear a good orthodontist say. “You Don’t Need to…

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jaw pain

Relieving Jaw Pain with Orthodontic Treatment

By Dr. Amy Smith

By now you know that getting orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of your smile by making your teeth straight. But did you know it can also make your smile feel better? Many patients who get orthodontic treatment primarily to have a better-looking smile are often surprised at just how much more comfortable their jaws…

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