Tag Archives: orthodontics

Dr Wright Attends 2016 AAO Annual Session

To stay current with the latest innovation in orthodontics, Dr. Doug Wright and some of his staff are attending the 2016 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session.  This year the event is taking place in Orlando, FL. Educational sessions will focus on Invisalign and clear aligner technology, digital imaging, biomechanics, accelerated orthodontics, sleep apnea and […]

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 […]

Orthodontic-friendly Halloween Recipes for National Orthodontic Health Month

We all love the treats (and sometimes the tricks) that come along with Halloween. Coincidentally, October is National Orthodontic Health Month. So in support of this occasion, we are sharing some orthodontic-friendly recipes approved by the American Association of Orthodontists. Frightful Finger Cookies Goblin Goodies Goblin’s Gooey Apples Graveyard Shakes Halloween Parfait Mounds of Brains […]

AM Buffalo Features Dr Douglas Wright of Owl Orthodontics

WKBW Channel 7 AM Buffalo recently visited with Dr. Douglas Wright of Owl Orthodontics to discuss the practice and its history. Dr. Doug is a third generation orthodontist with five locations throughout Western New York.

What’s an expander?

When many people think about orthodontic care, they focus their attention on traditional metal braces.  Today, traditional metal braces are still an option, but there are many other options, too.  This means we can address all orthodontic issues.  We recommend that children have an initial orthodontic appointment at age 7; this is an excellent time […]

9 Dental Problems to Watch for in Growing Children

Malocclusions (“bad bites”) like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Here’s Why: Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth […]

Considering braces for your child in 2013?

At Owl Orthodontics, we understand that there are many issues to consider as you evaluate braces for your child. In addition to providing orthodontic care for our patients, we are parents.  Like you, we strive to do the best we can for our children.  Although each situation is unique, there are some common questions on […]

Five signs you need to visit the orthodontist

The main goal of braces and other orthodontic treatment is to make the teeth and jaws as healthy as possible so they can function optimally for the patient’s lifetime. How can you tell if your teeth and jaws are healthy and functioning properly?  Here are five signs that you need to visit the orthodontist. 1. […]

Preparing financially for braces

If you are considering getting braces or your child needs them, you may be wondering if the cost will be an obstacle for you.  This is a common concern and we have some information that should ease your mind. Here are ten important things you should know about footing the bill for braces. 1. It […]