Just because you have a pretty smile doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy, explains the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

A Nice Looking Smile Isn’t Always a Healthy Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

When people think about getting orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, it’s often purely for cosmetic reasons. After all, if you know someone who has completed orthodontic treatment, the difference in their smile is what you notice. However, there are plenty of other benefits of getting orthodontic treatment beyond a nicer-looking smile. In fact,…

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The best orthodontist in Ripley WV explains why you might need braces again.

Why Would I Need Braces Again?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Most of us never expect that when our braces finally come off we will ever need them again. After all, we put a lot of work into our treatment and there’s no way we’re going to mess it up. Although you may have been completely compliant with your treatment responsibilities, factors can contribute to another…

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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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Include a healthier smile from an orthodontist in Parkersburg in your new year's resolutions

Make a Healthier Smile Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr. Amy Smith

With the new year upon us, many of us are trying to figure out how we’re going to better ourselves. A new year brings change and in most cases, this change is for the better. Whether you’re working to lose weight, improve a skill, get a better job, or move someplace warmer, working towards these…

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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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