Learn how you can perfect your smile with braces or Invisalign in Ripley WV

Fall Is the Perfect Time for Moms and Dads to Perfect Your Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

Fall is quickly approaching, and it means more than just pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween costumes. If you’ve ever thought about finally addressing the issues with your teeth, now is the time to begin your journey. When it comes to adult orthodontics, it can be tricky to even get started, especially with family, work responsibilities,…

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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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Orthodontics

What Is Orthodontics?

By Dr. Amy Smith

You’ve probably heard of an orthodontist. They’re the ones who provide patients with braces to give them a perfect smile, right? Although that is part of what an orthodontist does, the field of orthodontics is complex and very important to our health. Often the issues with our teeth are more than just cosmetic. Abnormal jaw…

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life-after-braces

What to Expect When You Are Done with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

The moment is here…your braces are coming off and you’re finally able to enjoy all of the hard work you’ve done. Cue the parade music, cake and balloons! After all of the orthodontist appointments, adjustments, minor discomfort and food restrictions, you’re finally able to wear your smile like a badge of honor. Congratulations! You should…

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Foods to Eat and Avoid with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

You’ve gotten your braces on…congratulations! You’re now on your way to achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, which means it’s time to make sure you’re getting the most out of your braces. A big factor that needs to be addressed is what you can eat while you have braces. There are foods that work…

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Confused young girl

How to Know if You Need Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Many people choose to use braces to achieve a straight smile. Whether you’re in the typical age group that gets braces during their teen years or you’re already well into adulthood, you can still benefit from having braces. But how exactly do you know if orthodontic treatment is right for you? You Have Crooked Teeth…

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