Learn how you can save money at the orthodontist in Ripley and Parkersburg WV by taking your child early.

Save Money at the Orthodontist by Taking Your Child Early

By Dr. Amy Smith

Parents are well aware of how costs can add up when raising their kids. So it can be easy to brush off the idea of taking your child to the orthodontist earlier than expected. But while you may think it would help you save money by skipping early orthodontics, it’s often less expensive in the…

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Invisalign First is perfect for kids ages 7 to 10. Invisalign First can make treatment easier for your child and save you money. Learn more here!

How Invisalign First Can Help Your Child’s Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

Over the years, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option for teens and young adults. But what you may not know is if you have young kids, they can also get Invisalign to help their smiles. If your orthodontist decides your child needs early orthodontics, you should look into getting Invisalign First. Why…

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Learn how the bad habits of pacifiers and thumb-sucking affect your child's smile.

Are Pacifiers and Thumb-Sucking Safe for Your Child’s Teeth?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Kids can develop habits at a young age that will likely dissipate as they grow older. However, some habits can wreak havoc on your child’s development. Pacifiers and thumb-sucking may seem innocent at first, but the effect these habits have on the mouth can be detrimental. Learn how two of the most common oral habits…

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Use these tips when finding the right orthodontist in Ripley WV

Finding the Right Orthodontist in Ripley WV

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you or your kids need orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want to do is settle. While you may think every orthodontist is more or less the same, it’s worth it to spend time finding the right orthodontist for your family. Here are some elements to consider when looking for an orthodontist who will…

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Learn why your child might need an expander before getting braces in Ripley or Parkersburg WV

Why Does My Child Need an Expander?

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you bring your child into our orthodontic office to discuss potential early phase orthodontic treatment options, you may end up hearing your child needs a palatal expander. Not every child who undergoes early orthodontics will need one, but it could be beneficial in certain cases. What Is an Expander? A palatal expander is a…

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