Celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month with the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

Celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month

By Dr. Amy Smith

While you already know October is the month to break out the fall sweaters, shop for Halloween candy, and enjoy pumpkin spice everything, you may not know this month also contains another important celebration. That’s right, October is National Orthodontic Health Month! A whole 31 days dedicated to celebrating orthodontics and raising awareness of the…

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Use these great lunch ideas for teens from the best orthodontist in Ripley and Parkersburg

Great Lunch Ideas for Teens with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

The new school year is here. And while it may not look like a normal school year for some students, they still need good lunch ideas. When your teen is in braces, you will have to make sure their lunches are nutritious, tasty, and safe to eat with braces. Here are some lunch ideas for teens…

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Find out what the best floss is to use with braces in Ripley WV

The Best Dental Floss to Use with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Out of the changes you’ll need to get used to when you have braces, one of the most important adjustments will be how you floss your teeth. Right away, the idea of flossing with braces presents a major problem: The wires are directly in the way of the floss. Because of this, you’ll need to…

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Discover why an orthodontist will take x-rays before you get braces or Invisalign in Ripley WV

Why Does My Orthodontist Want to Take X-Rays?

By Dr. Amy Smith

In preparation for orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will need to take you through a few small procedures, such as gathering impressions and inspecting your teeth. Additionally, they will also need to take x-rays of your jaw before you get started. While you’re likely used to getting x-rays if you’ve been to the dentist, you may…

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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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