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Orthodontic Mouthguards and Retainers

Two of the most common questions I get at the consultation appointment in my orthodontic practice in Charlottesville and Staunton center around the need to wear a sports guard during braces treatment, and how long retainer-wear will be recommended after the teeth have been aligned. Orthodontic Mouthguards If you or your teen is active in … Continued

Orthodontic Insurance 101

My child needs braces? I have to check with my insurance? I’d rather have a root canal (pun intended).  Orthodontic insurance can feel overwhelming, and for those who don’t have it, it may become a roadblock to getting braces. You may feel like you will spend as much time researching an orthodontist in Charlottesville/Staunton as … Continued

Why Choosing an Orthodontist for Braces is Important

It may seem like your dentist can straighten your teeth just as well as an orthodontist can, but that’s just not true. An orthodontist is a specially trained doctor who has had two or three more years of additional education, above 4 years of dental school, to gain highly specialized knowledge. There are roughly 13,500 … Continued

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Screening and Treatment

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” My passion is to help you create your best logo.   Previously, I wrote an overview pertaining to the specialty of orthodontics. This month, let’s talk about the aspect of the … Continued

The Importance of Orthodontic Treatment

Why do I look forward to October every year?  First of all, it’s my wife’s birthday month. Secondly, it’s National Orthodontic Health Month. Since you already know about birthdays, let me help you better understand about orthodontists, orthodontic treatment and how we do more than give people a better-looking smile here in Charlottesville and Staunton. … Continued