Did you know that our Shenandoah Valley Orthodontic team provides early orthodontic solutions for children who need them with our Invisalign® First system? The goal of this treatment is to help your child prevent dental problems down the road. Referred to as a “Phase One” treatment, it is an intervention designed to halt and treat problems that are developing while... read more »
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November is finally here, bringing with it changing seasons and a time of giving thanks for the things that make our lives better. Nine in 10 people in the U.S. have some type of malocclusion (overbites, underbites, crossbites, protruding teeth, etc.), and for these people, the malocclusion can impede their ability to chew and speak properly. Fortunately, there are orthodontic... read more »
Every year, we celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October, and this year is no different! We love the work we do helping our patients get straighter smiles and aligned bites. With proper orthodontic care, your smile can look its best, your mouth can function properly and your daily oral hygiene routine can be more effective! Straight teeth are easier to... read more »
After investing time and money into getting your teeth straightened, whether through traditional braces or clear aligner therapy like Invisalign®, you will want to make sure your teeth stay where we shifted them into proper alignment. This shifting process can be considered phase one of your treatment plan. Phase two involves keeping that alignment in place so your teeth don't... read more »
If you are wearing braces to correct your tooth and bite alignment, now more than ever, you need to take optimal care of your teeth and gums. Braces can get in the way of normal oral cleaning tools when brushing and flossing, making it harder to remove stray food particles and bacterial debris from your teeth and gums. Consistent Oral... read more »
Sometimes when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, the unexpected arises. Some relatively common emergencies include having a loose or broken wire or bracket causing discomfort or accidentally losing an Invisalign® aligner! You wouldn't be the first to toss out an aligner after taking it out to eat. But don't panic, we've got you covered! When To Be Seen Most orthodontic... read more »
Back-To-School ads are off and running as summer winds down and a busy school year is on the horizon. If your child is also beginning the school year wearing braces, that will likely involve a huge adjustment for your child or teen. There will be dietary adjustments to make, extra care taken when practicing their daily dental hygiene routine, and... read more »
Summer's drawing to a close with fall right on its heels! This means your child in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® will likely need to make some changes as they prepare to go back to school. As the parent of an Invisalign teen, now's the time to stock up on everything they need to correctly follow their alignment program while they're... read more »
Do you know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both work hard to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but we orthodontists have additional training so we can treat tooth and jaw misalignment. We also participate in a two- to three-year residency, finishing with over 4,800 hours of orthodontic training under our belt! Orthodontic Training Not only do... read more »
One of the greatest challenges to keeping your smile looking its best is to take the time every day to brush and floss your teeth. When you are getting orthodontic care, you'll want to step up your oral hygiene game to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy when your teeth are finally aligned. This means brushing and flossing... read more »