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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Don't listen to bad advice about braces, talk to the best orthodontist in Ripley WV instead.

Don’t Listen to This Bad Braces Advice

By Dr. Amy Smith

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, mainly braces, it seems as though everyone is an expert. While there are many opinions about braces and tips on how to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment, it’s important to know which advice is legitimate and which advice you’re better off avoiding. The best advice is…

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mouthwash and braces, should you use them together?

Should I Use Mouthwash with Braces?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’ve just gotten braces, you may have some questions about how life is going to change and about your new responsibilities. Oral hygiene, now more than ever, is going to be a big focus for you, and knowing the key components of a successful routine is going to be important. You may already be…

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getting brace adjusted shouldn't be scary

Worried About Getting Your Braces Adjusted? Don’t Be!

By Dr. Amy Smith

Now that you have braces, you’re aware you’ll need to make regular trips to your orthodontist to get them adjusted. Over the course of the next several months, you will see your orthodontist for braces adjustment appointments, so that at the end of your treatment, you’ll have a perfect smile. Some patients are a little…

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