Learn about the best winter snacks for kids with braces.

Best Winter Snacks for Kids with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Snack time is one of the best ways to fight the winter blues. After all, there’s nothing quite like getting cozy by the fireplace while you share some tasty treats with your family. But for parents of kids with braces, it can be a bit tricky finding braces-friendly snacks their kids will enjoy.  Many go-to…

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The best orthodontist in Ripley WV discusses if getting braces off hurts

Does Getting Braces Off Hurt?

By Dr. Amy Smith

One of the biggest concerns people have with braces is if they are going to hurt. If you currently have braces, you know there is some mild discomfort when you first get them on and your teeth and mouth are adjusting to the brackets and wires. You may also have had minor pain after getting…

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Get braces from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

How Life Will Change When You Get Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Many people prefer not to think much about life with braces, they’d rather picture themselves at the end of treatment enjoying the benefits of their straight teeth and new smile. However, preparing yourself for your time with braces will help you take better care of your braces and your teeth, allowing you to get to…

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Learn how to take the best care of your teeth while you have braces in Parkersburg WV

How to Take the Best Care of Your Teeth with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you get braces to correct your smile, the process of completing treatment is far from passive. You’ll need to take the best care of your teeth while you have braces to ensure your treatment is a success.  Food Restrictions One of the biggest differences you will notice when you have braces is the types…

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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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Discover why DIY braces in Parkersburg is not a good idea.

Do DIY Braces Make Sense?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Doing projects or crafts yourself at home can be a cheap and fun alternative to simply paying for certain services or products. However, there are some things that you should always leave to the professionals. This is especially true when it comes to orthodontic treatment. While this may seem like a given, recent trends show…

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