The Thumb Within the first two months of marriage, my wife Robin and I discovered we were pregnant with our first child, Juna Rae. As newlyweds and new parents we were thrilled for our first ultrasound and at 13 weeks we learned two things. Our… Read More »The Thumb
What is a Board-Certified Orthodontist?
What is a Board-Certified Orthodontist? Dr. Pittman is a board-certified orthodontist and we have many patients that ask what exactly that means! We will discuss the process to becoming an orthodontist and as well as the board-certification process below. If you’re in high school and… Read More »What is a Board-Certified Orthodontist?
Phase I versus Phase II Orthodontic Treatment
Phase I versus Phase II Orthodontic Treatment Fortunately, most people will only require orthodontic treatment once when all their permanent teeth erupt! However, certain patients will end up needing orthodontic treatment twice. These patients have their first round of treatment around age 8, then again… Read More »Phase I versus Phase II Orthodontic Treatment
Retention The retention phase of treatment is, in many ways, just as important as the phase of orthodontic treatment when brackets or aligners are used! Teeth move from constant pressure, no matter how light the pressure, and as people age and their jaws change, those… Read More »Retention
Aligners versus Braces
Aligners versus Braces We get a lot of questions about which treatment technique is better – aligners or braces. Our answer – it depends! We are here to give you a general overview as you think through what will be best for you! First, the… Read More »Aligners versus Braces
Mail-Order Aligners We thought this post from the American Association of Orthodontists was very informative. If you are considering Direct-to-Consumer treatment from an Orthodontic Company, read through this article! Questions to Consider When Researching Direct-To-Consumer Orthodontic Companies (like SmileDirectClub, Candid Co., Smilelove, SnapCorrect, Orthly, Etc.)… Read More »Mail-Order Aligners
Self-Ligating Brackets One of the exciting developments in orthodontics is the self-ligating bracket. Self-ligating means that the bracket is designed to hold the archwire within the slot, usually with a door that can be opened and closed at your orthodontic appointment with a special tool.… Read More »Self-Ligating Brackets