misaligned teeth

Is Straightening One or Two Teeth Worth It?

By Dr. Amy Smith

A few crooked teeth may bother you even if you have a perfect bite. However, most people don’t think this issue is severe enough to warrant an orthodontic visit. Some don’t even think it’s possible to fix one or two misaligned teeth.  Uneven teeth can lower your self-esteem regardless of their number. You may ignore…

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Braces vs invisalign

Braces vs Invisalign

By Dr. Amy Smith

Your smile is an important part of who you are, and choosing the right orthodontic treatment is equally as important. In today’s world we enjoy seemingly endless options with everything from cars and food selections to hobbies and TV channels. The world of orthodontics is no different. For patients, options for orthodontic treatment range from…

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Learn more about athletes using Invisalign or Braces.

Should Athletes Use Invisalign or Braces?

By Dr. Amy Smith

For many people, picking out the right orthodontic treatment solution often boils down to their personal preferences or how crooked their teeth are. But athletes who participate in contact sports have a whole other factor to consider. If you participate in athletics, you’ll likely be wondering if it’s better to play sports with braces or…

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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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