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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


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

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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

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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

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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