rubber bands on braces, what do they do?

What Do The Rubber Bands On My Braces Really Do?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’re sporting brand new braces, you may be unsure about what all the parts and pieces do. You know they’re all working together to correct your smile, but how? WHAT DO RUBBER BANDS DO ON BRACES? Some of the main components of braces are brackets and wires. Brackets, as you’ve discovered, attach to your…

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A misaligned bite can sometimes be fixed with braces in Parkersburg WV

How a Misaligned Bite Can Be Bad for Your Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

The primary type of correction most people associate with orthodontics is straightening teeth. While this is the most visible change most of the time, orthodontic treatment can also fix misaligned bites, which is vital for having a healthy smile. Bite problems come in various forms, each of which can cause major issues with the appearance…

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choosing between in-network and out-of-network orthodontic insurance

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Orthodontic Insurance

By Dr. Amy Smith

Finding out you or a family member needs orthodontic treatment can cause you to start thinking about ways to pay for it. Orthodontic treatment is an investment, but a very wise one, and finding the best way to make treatment attainable for you is often one of the first steps in the process. The great…

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Herbst Appliance

What Is a Herbst Appliance?

By Dr. Amy Smith

It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the advancements and new devices in the field of orthodontics. It seems as each year passes, orthodontic professionals are discovering new ways to help patients correct the issues with their smiles, and for patients, it can be a lot to take in. One of the…

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Learn how Invisalign affects the way you eat from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

How Invisalign Affects the Way You Eat

By Dr. Amy Smith

It’s one of the most sought-after forms of orthodontic treatment today. Invisalign clear plastic aligners are changing the way patients are fixing their smiles, blending seamlessly into everyday life. One of the major perks of Invisalign is the fact that it is removable, which makes everyday tasks, like eating, simpler than with braces. With braces,…

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WildSmiles braces

Express Yourself With WildSmiles Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

It’s time to say goodbye to boring braces and welcome a new way to straighten teeth while maintaining personal style and confidence. Let’s face it…braces can be daunting for kids. They may feel as though they won’t look the same and may develop some self-confidence issues just thinking about getting braces. But their experience doesn’t…

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