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5 Things Regarding Adult Orthodontic Treatment

May 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 1:50 am
Adult woman smiling and showing off braces

Over a million adults choose to begin orthodontic treatment every year.  As we age, changes often occur to our teeth and the alignment of our teeth.   Sometimes these changes create dental problems.  Virtually all orthodontic offices offer a complimentary first evaluation visit.  It might be important to determine if orthodontic treatment can increase the longevity of our aging dentitions. 


Can I Wear Braces a Second Time?

April 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 6:14 am
a patient with braces smiling

Braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic solution, and they’ve flawlessly assisted countless generations of patients with achieving straighter and healthier smiles over the years. If you had braces in the past, you probably remember being outfitted with the metal brackets and wires —and at the end of the journey, your new smile probably looked great! However, did you know that it’s sometimes possible for patients to need to undergo a second round of orthodontic treatment? There are a few reasons this might be necessary.


5 Common Problems with Braces (& How to Fix Them!)

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 5:45 pm
Closeup of man in blue shirt with jaw pain

Braces do a wonderful job in aligning teeth for a beautiful smile.  Sometimes however, a patient may experience an obstacle along the way.  No to worry –a occasional problem arises and this is both normal and “fixable”.  


The Step-By-Step Process of Invisalign Treatment

January 12, 2023

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a dentist placing a patient's Invisalign trays in their mouth

Committing to orthodontic treatment can feel like a big step, which is why it’s good to know exactly what you’re committing yourself to. Invisalign is a popular, modern alternative to traditional braces because it offers unique benefits, like discretion, comfort, and convenience. These treatment traits make it excellent for teens and adults alike. Read on to learn what the step-by-step Invisalign process looks like so you know what to expect.


How Do I Know If My Child Requires Braces?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 10:30 pm
Child with braces smiling

Did you know that nearly 75 percent of children have a dental problem that needs to be addressed with orthodontics? So, if you think your child needs braces, you’re most likely right. But how can you know for sure? Find out from an orthodontist in Ripon.


Is It Okay to Play Sports with Braces?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 8:15 pm
football player with braces

Whether you enjoy playing a casual game of ultimate frisbee with your friends during the summer or are part of a professional team year-round, sports are a great way to stay in shape and build camaraderie. Fortunately, undergoing orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to get in the way! If you are interested in straightening your teeth but would like to do a bit more research before scheduling your appointment, here are a few answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about playing sports with braces according to your orthodontist in Ripon.


How Often Should I Replace My Retainer?

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 2:44 am

It is a wonderful thing to look into a mirror after your teeth have been aligned.  Your smile is wider and brighter, and your confidence has likely been boosted!  Now you can get back to your normal oral hygiene routine, eat what you please, and, of course, show everyone your new smile. However, your teeth will only stay in their perfectly aligned positions if you wear your retainer consistently. With proper care, it can last 5-7 years. You’ll know when it’s time to get a replacement by remembering the following telltale signs shared by an orthodontist in Ripon.


Should Your Child Get Braces on Their Baby Teeth?

September 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 3:22 am
smiling child with baby teeth

Braces in Ripon are well-known for their ability to correct a variety of orthodontic issues that children struggle with such as bite problems and misaligned teeth. But are they ideal for kids who don’t have all their permanent teeth yet? Possibly! Interceptive orthodontics, also known as Phase 1 Orthodontics, refers to tooth movement and creating space using baby teeth as an “anchor” to make way for future permanent teeth or to assist in jaw growth and development. Continue to learn more.


How To: Prevent Orthodontic Emergencies During Back-to-School Season

August 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 3:41 pm
Child with braces smiling in classroom

From purchasing school supplies to setting up carpools, back-to-school season is a hectic time. While orthodontic emergencies are never convenient, they are especially troublesome in the weeks before or after a new semester. After all, you don’t want your child to miss valuable time in the classroom due to a broken bracket or wire, right? Don’t worry – here are five tips to help prevent an orthodontic emergency during back-to-school season.


5 Essential Tools to Make Oral Hygiene with Braces a Breeze

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 2:09 pm
person with full set of braces

Making sure your teeth stay clean as well as your braces in Ripon is essential to maintaining good oral health during treatment. Of course, attempting to navigate metal brackets and wires can be tricky if you’re not using the right kind of tools. An orthodontist, however, is here to share five of the most beneficial things you can keep on hand to make dental care a breeze while wearing braces.  

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