When you or your child wear braces, you want to make sure you take good care of your teeth while they are in braces, so that when they come off, your smile will truly be healthy and beautiful! You already know about needing to brush thoroughly daily to get rid of food particles and bacterial plaque, but now more than... read more »
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Teens who are happy with their smiles have more success socially with their peers as well as in their school work and other activities, thanks to their increased self-confidence. Conversely, teens who are self-conscious or embarrassed by their smile tend to struggle, as adolescence can be a challenging time. Orthodontic Evaluation We recommend having your child's teeth evaluated to see... read more »
For people who are wanting to straighten their teeth, braces are a modern marvel that can make that happen for just about anyone under proper supervision. And while the cost of orthodontics makes some people hesitate, you wouldn't try a do-it-yourself gallbladder surgery or BOTOX injection, would you? Everything comes with risks, and the harmful option of doing braces yourself... read more »
January is a great time to start the new year with good intentions and healthy choices. This is also a great time to look at your mouth to make the changes you need to have a more aligned, beautiful smile. Crooked teeth and misaligned bite patterns can wreak havoc on your teeth, gums and self-esteem. In fact, aligned teeth are... read more »
Orthodontics straighten your teeth to correct a bad bite, teeth that are crooked or protruding, misaligned jaws, and other malocclusions. Over time, untreated misaligned teeth can cause problems with talking, chewing food, becoming cavity-prone, inviting gum disease, and end up creating poor oral health overall. It is why orthodontic treatment is so important. Straightening teeth has many benefits, like making... read more »
One of the orthodontic treatments we offer our patients is self-ligating braces. They have been around a while and are becoming more popular as an orthodontic treatment that is faster and more comfortable than conventional braces! These braces are unique in that their brackets rely on a slide mechanism so that you don't need to wear metal or elastic ties.... read more »
Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself enjoy them, guilt-free! Sugary Treachery Holidays aside, it is important... read more »
Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will be spending a good chunk of their time away from... read more »
If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile, you have come to the right place! We love straightening smiles and aligning bites to give our patients the confidence they have always wanted. Our motto “Smile More Be More” is our belief that your confident smile will take you to the next level! It... read more »
With the unique advancement in orthodontic technology, it’s no longer your “grandma’s braces” at Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics. With clear aligners, we can design a custom plan to achieve specific tooth movements as efficiently as possible, even for our little smiles. Finding the time in your busy schedule may be difficult, but increasing your “face value” is the investment of a... read more »