Learn how space-age wire is used in braces by an orthodontist in Ripley WV

Were Your Braces Designed in Space?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Believe it or not, your braces may contain a type of metal that was developed by NASA. And while it may seem like this would make your orthodontic treatment with braces more complicated, it actually helps simplify your treatment. By using braces that incorporate space-age wire, you can enjoy a more convenient treatment experience with fewer…

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Learn how to protect your teeth during cold and flu season from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

Protecting Your Teeth During Cold and Flu Season

By Dr. Amy Smith

While it’s easy to think of oral health and other aspects of wellness as separate, the two are definitely connected. With the current pandemic still going on in the world, it can be easy to overlook the fact that cold and flu season is here. During this time of year when you are more likely…

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Learn how two-phase orthodontic treatment might be good for your child from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

How Your Child Could Benefit from Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

By Dr. Amy Smith

Most parents know they should take their child to the orthodontist to see if they could benefit from getting braces or Invisalign. But what not many parents realize is the first time their child should go to the orthodontist’s office is around age seven, instead of when they’re a preteen. The reason for this is…

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Use these great lunch ideas for teens from the best orthodontist in Ripley and Parkersburg

Great Lunch Ideas for Teens with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

The new school year is here. And while it may not look like a normal school year for some students, they still need good lunch ideas. When your teen is in braces, you will have to make sure their lunches are nutritious, tasty, and safe to eat with braces. Here are some lunch ideas for teens…

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Do you need to see a dentist while you have braces in Ripley WV?

Do I Need to See the Dentist if I Have Braces?

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you see an orthodontist, you’ll be under the supervision of a highly qualified medical expert who will ensure your smile ends up looking amazing. But while your teeth are being moved to their final positions with braces, you will also need to stay on top of your normal oral health. The best way to…

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Learn about mail-order braces from the best orthodontist in Ripley

Mail-Order Braces May Not Be As Affordable As You Think

By Dr. Amy Smith

It’s no secret that the world has been moving more and more to the digital space, with e-commerce, social media, and video streaming services being more popular than ever. One aspect of life some companies are trying to move to digital is orthodontics. There’s quite a lot of appeal to these online options since their…

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