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Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home

Due to COVID-19, Owl Orthodontics is currently postponing any non-emergent appointments. You may be wondering how to handle potential orthodontic issues at home. While there are steps you can take to temporarily fix or alleviate discomfort and prevent additional damage, you should always notify our office via phone. Contact us if you have any concerns […]

What is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is a type of malocclusion, or a misalignment of teeth, where upper teeth fit inside of lower teeth. This misalignment can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth, involving the front teeth, back teeth, or both: Posterior crossbite: If the back teeth are affected, upper teeth sit inside of bottom teeth. Anterior […]

4 Ways Your Smile Changes As You Age

It’s no secret, as you age, so does your smile. Teeth wear down as we chew our way through a lifetime of meals. Did you also know, teeth can move and shift well into adulthood? Below is a list of 4 common changes orthodontists see in patients as they age: 1. Bottom teeth crowding As […]

Will Orthodontic Treatment Cause White Marks on Teeth?

The most important thing to know about white marks on teeth is that they are preventable. All you have to do to be white mark-free is to keep teeth clean and stay away from  certain foods and beverages. It’s that simple. It’s really four easy steps: Brush as often as recommended by our orthodontist, including […]

Orthodontic treatment is about creating a healthy bite – the beautiful smile is a bonus

The goal of orthodontic treatment is to make sure the bite is right – that upper and lower teeth fit together like interlocking gears. The timing of your child’s treatment is critical and is based on his/her individual needs. Is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Necessary? Some children can wait until they have all or most […]

Play it Safe – Wear an Orthodontic Mouthguard

Protect Your Smile We often get questions about playing sports during orthodontic treatment.  With the use of a proper orthodontic mouthguard, any sport (including contact sports) can be played with braces. Kids should not feel limited in any way – but rather take the necessary precautions to protect their teeth.  Even with light contact sports […]

What Is A Vivera Retainer?

The Vivera Retainer is a product from Invisalign that’s meant to keep teeth in position after orthodontic treatment.  Regardless of how your teeth were aligned, Vivera is designed to maintain your beautiful new smile. Vivera is a clear removable retainer that’s thicker and more durable than a standard Invisalign aligner. Generally, patients will wear the […]

Consider an Orthodontic Check-Up by Age 7

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. If you have a child around the age of 7, it’s a good time to make an appointment with us. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. This doesn’t mean that treatment is necessary or will even begin […]

Owl Orthodontics Earns 2019 VIP Diamond Invisalign Provider

Align Technologies Inc, the makers of Invisalign and Teen Invisalign clear orthodontic braces, has recognized Dr. Douglas Wright and Owl Orthodontics with Invisalign’s highest honor – VIP Diamond Invisalign Provider 2019. Below is the explanation from Align Technologies. The black locator icon indicates VIP (Valuable Invisalign Provider). In addition to treating adults, doctors with a […]