Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Got Questions About Retainer Care? Here Are Your Answers

Having questions about retainer care can be quite detrimental. In fact, not knowing how to properly care for your retainer can result in your appliance failing to keep your smile strong, healthy and attractive. So, it’s very important to properly and effectively care for your retainer regularly. To help you... Read more »

Common Bite Problems That Orthodontics Can Remedy

The various orthodontic treatment options are more effective and comfortable than ever before. No matter the malocclusion issue that you or your loved one suffers from, orthodontic treatment can provide the answer. Dr. Damon DeArment, Dr. Daniel Lill, Dr. Ashley Larson and our team have put together information about common... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for When You Are Aligning Your Smile With Invisalign®

If you’re aligning your smile with Invisalign®, then you need to do everything you can to have the best orthodontic journey possible. One thing you should and need to do is keep up with oral hygiene. To help you have the proper oral hygiene routine while you align your teeth... Read more »

Tips for Making Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

If you’re one who struggles to floss when you’re aligning your smile with braces, you’re not alone. Many people have a hard time properly flossing their teeth and gums during their orthodontic journey because their appliance seems to get in the way. This leads to ignoring the dental floss for... Read more »

Damaged Braces Need to Be Addressed as Soon as Possible

The traditional braces provided by Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics’s orthodontist represent a functional system capable or realigning your teeth. This can provide you with a better functioning mouth and a more attractive smile. The realignment process relies on a series of regularly scheduled adjustments with one of our orthodontists, Drs. Damon DeArment,... Read more »

Healthy Gums Are Important for Realigning Teeth with Braces

The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics represents a functional system capable of correcting your misaligned teeth. This is done through a series of regularly scheduled adjustment appointments. These sessions will tighten the orthodontic components to stretch the periodontal ligaments that bind your teeth to... Read more »

Why a Fixed Retainer May Be Right for You

When all your orthodontic care is said and done and you finally get your braces off, it inhibits a sense of freedom as you get eat whatever and however you want. In addition, your dental hygiene routine is less demanding and your smile is as beautiful as you had imagined... Read more »

Who Should I See for Orthodontic Treatment…My Dentist or an Orthodontist?

So, imagine this scenario…you are at the pediatrician’s office with your son for another ear infection and sore throat and the doctor mentions that he would benefit from having his tonsils and adenoids removed as well as tubes placed in his ears. You take this recommendation very seriously since your... Read more »