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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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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Give someone you love a healthy smile with Invisalign or braces in Ripley WV

Give Yourself or Someone You Love a Healthy Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

The holidays are quickly approaching! During this season of giving, many struggle to find ideas on how to show someone they care. From elaborate gifts to cookie baking marathons, everyone has their own way to give back during the holidays. At Smith Orthodontics, we have some other ideas this holiday season. A healthy smile means…

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Braces and Bullying in Parkersburg WV

Braces and Bullying

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you’re a teen, it seems like there’s always that one person who is out to ruin your day with a mean comment. Unfortunately, bullies are out there in all facets of the world, and it can be difficult if you have braces, because bullies may see you as a target. The good news is…

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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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Smith Orthodontics, orthodontist in Parkersburg, Ripley WV

Smith Orthodontics Acquires Stumbo Orthodontics

By Dr. Amy Smith

Local orthodontist retiring after 34 years, commitment to excellence remains Parkersburg, WV (May 15, 2019) – On April 30, 2019, Dr. Amy Smith of Smith Orthodontics acquired the practice of Dr. William Stumbo and will be serving his patients in Ripley and Parkersburg. Dr. Stumbo has been providing orthodontic treatment to residents of Parkersburg and…

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