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Celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month in October

October is National Orthodontic Health month – at Owl Orthodontics it’s a perfect time to remind our patients with braces to put some thought into the treats you enjoy this Halloween season. We want our patients in braces to celebrate the holiday and not feel that they are missing out. They can choose among the […]

Adult Braces: Are They Right for You?

Wearing braces is a rite of passage for many kids. But increasingly, adults are also getting braces to straighten their teeth, fix their bites and improve their smiles. Orthodontic options that make braces inconspicuous are a big part of this rising popularity. If you’re considering getting braces, here’s what you should know. First, you’re not […]

Young Children With Severely Protruding Teeth May Benefit From Early Orthodontic Intervention

Young children (ages 6-10) with severely protruded upper front teeth, commonly called “buck teeth,” are at increased risk for dental trauma and may benefit from an orthodontic correction, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics*. The study found that approximately 1 in 3 children who were treated for […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If you have a child around the […]

Is a Permanent Retainer Right for You?

The retention phase of orthodontic treatment begins when your braces are removed and typically lasts for a minimum of 2 years. During this time, it’s essential that you wear your retainer as instructed to help prevent the teeth from shifting out of alignment. Permanent retainers are made of a stainless steel flexible wire that is […]

Owl Orthodontics Utilizes 3D Cone Beam Imaging

At Owl Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with exceptional orthodontic treatment. For each individual, we carefully evaluate the patient’s orthodontic condition and then determine the best course of action. In some cases, we may need to take a detailed look at the jaw and facial structure to make these treatment decisions. Fortunately, we […]

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health month. This is an appropriate time to remind patients with braces to put some thought into the treats you enjoy this Halloween. We want everyone to enjoy the holiday and not feel as if they are missing out. There are many treats that are braces-friendly – below is a partial […]

How long does a rapid palatal expander need to be worn?

One of the most common orthodontic appliances used in children is the rapid palatal expander (or RPE). When the teeth are crowded, an expander can be a very effective and simple way to create additional space in the mouth.  Successful treatment generally requires the expander to be worn before the midpalatal suture is fused. This […]

The New Age of Orthodontics

Over the past 25 years, braces have changed a lot. If you think about it, it really has changed in two aspects: The first aspect is that braces used to be considered a luxury and as a luxury only very few patients had an opportunity to have braces. Today, braces are part of an important […]

Let Invisalign Shape Your Healthy New Smile

As we welcome in the New Year, many of us look to set self-improvement goals. Maybe you’ve been thinking about a healthy new smile, but not sure you’re ready for braces? Perhaps you’re considering braces, but not sure about the finances? Whatever your situation – if you’re dreaming of a new smile – Owl Orthodontics […]