rubber bands on braces, what do they do?

What Do The Rubber Bands On My Braces Really Do?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’re sporting brand new braces, you may be unsure about what all the parts and pieces do. You know they’re all working together to correct your smile, but how? WHAT DO RUBBER BANDS DO ON BRACES? Some of the main components of braces are brackets and wires. Brackets, as you’ve discovered, attach to your…

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Learn about the best winter snacks for kids with braces.

Best Winter Snacks for Kids with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Snack time is one of the best ways to fight the winter blues. After all, there’s nothing quite like getting cozy by the fireplace while you share some tasty treats with your family. But for parents of kids with braces, it can be a bit tricky finding braces-friendly snacks their kids will enjoy.  Many go-to…

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Patty is the office manager at Smith Orthodontics, best orthodontist in Ripley WV and Parkersburg WV

Get to Know Patty!

By Dr. Amy Smith

We’re happy to announce that Patty has joined our team as our office manager. Here are some fun facts about her. 1. What’s your midnight go-to snack? Popcorn 2. What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? A stuffed toy rabbit, I loved the stuffing right out of him 3. What is…

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Learn why your braces might be taking longer than you thought they would from an orthodontist in Ripley WV

5 Reasons Why Your Braces Are Taking Longer

By Dr. Amy Smith

The time commitment of having braces is one reason why some people worry about starting orthodontic treatment. But once you get to look at your brand new smile and enjoy a bite that’s more comfortable, you’ll be very thankful you stuck with it! You’ll get a time estimate of how long your treatment should take…

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Learn why you and your child should get braces at the same time from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV.

Should My Child and I Get Braces at the Same Time?

By Dr. Amy Smith

It’s time to double down on orthodontic health. When you look into getting braces for your child, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your own smile. And if you think getting braces at the same time as your child sounds a bit crazy, there are plenty of reasons you should reconsider. Schedule Visits…

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Can Invisalign Lite fix your smile? Find out from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

Can Invisalign Lite Fix Your Smile?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’re thinking about getting a better smile, you have more options than ever to choose from! Even the Invisalign Clear Aligner System has improved over the years and now offers multiple levels of treatment. One version of Invisalign that works for many patients is Invisalign Lite. What Is Invisalign Lite? Invisalign Lite works the…

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