Questions to ask your orthodontist

The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

By Dr. Amy Smith

Questions are a normal (and necessary) part of your orthodontic treatment plan. If you’re concerned about something, it’s imperative to get the answers you need, so you can be sure you’re getting the best results possible. Orthodontists are there to ensure you’re getting the most out of your treatment, which is why they’re ready and…

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Meet Robeyn, an orthodontic team member at Smith Orthodontics in Ripley WV

Get to Know Robeyn!

By Dr. Amy Smith

Seeing some new faces in the office lately? They are from the practice that Smith Orthodontics acquired a few months ago! Let’s meet some of these new additions to our orthodontic team! Meet Robeyn! 1. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Read. 2. Have you ever played an instrument or…

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find the answers to your Invisalign questions from an orthodontist in Ripley WV

Frequently Asked Invisalign Questions with Answers

By Dr. Amy Smith

The world of Invisalign is foreign to many. Just how does Invisalign work and why are so many patients opting for this type of treatment to correct their smiles? Invisalign is a revolutionary way to fix the issues with your teeth, and because of this, it’s become quite popular in the field of orthodontics. As…

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Meet Rene, part of the orthodontic team at Smith Orthodontics in Ripley and Parkersburg WV

Get to Know Rene!

By Dr. Amy Smith

In April 2019, Smith Orthodontics acquired a new practice and with it, came some talented, smiling faces! Let’s get to know our Appointment and Insurance Coordinator, Rene. 1. What was your favorite book, toy or outfit as a child? Harry Potter. 2. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Re-read Harry…

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Learn why you need a retainer after you're done with orthodontic treatment in Ripley or Parkersburg WV

Why Do I Need a Retainer?

By Dr. Amy Smith

You may be wondering how important a retainer really is after treatment with braces or aligners. Is your orthodontist being a little too strict about you wearing one, or is this piece of equipment, in fact, a key player in maintaining your smile for life? Your orthodontist is correct when they say wearing your retainer…

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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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