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Patient Rewards—Another Way Orthodontic Arts Makes You Smile!

Orthodontic Arts is excited to launch its brand new patient rewards program! Our patients and their parents will now be able to earn points that they can exchange for valuable gift cards. When you’re part of our rewards club, we’ll give you your very own Orthodontic Arts rewards card. Each time you come, bring your […]

Braces…at My Age? 5 Reasons to Say Yes to Senior Orthodontics

Teeth can be moved safely at any age, as long as there is no active periodontal disease present. Yet, sadly, many older adults and their dentists fail to even consider orthodontics as a viable option, thinking it’s a younger person’s game. Consequently, a large segment of the population is being underserved, suffering needlessly in silence. […]

Learning Can Be Fun…in the Florida Sun!

The doctors and staff of Orthodontic Arts recently attended the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual meeting, held this year in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, with events at some of the local theme parks. The AAO is the oldest and largest dental specialty organization in the world, and its yearly event […]

Designing Your Perfect Smile: The Art of Orthodontics

Any orthodontist worth his or her salt understands the mechanics of moving teeth to improve their alignment. But how can you be sure that the smile you end up with will be the most attractive you can achieve—in your eyes? As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What if your […]

Retainer Types

  Bite Splint—made of a thicker plastic than an Essix, this retainer can protect the teeth from wear due to a bruxing habit.           Bite Block—made of thick acrylic, this appliance is used to prop the bite open, which is especially helpful during braces treatment to correct a crossbite.     […]

To Have and to Hold—How Retainers Will Keep You Smiling for a Lifetime

Getting braces is an exciting milestone in a person’s life, and it involves a serious commitment, not unlike entering a marriage. You’re agreeing to partner with your orthodontic practice as you work together in a positive relationship to achieve a common goal—in this case, a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile. And the intent is “to […]

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month with Us!

This October, as you celebrate the changing colors of the leaves, the crispness of the autumn air, and all those Halloween goodies, costumes, and parties, we at Orthodontic Arts invite you to join us in another October celebration—National Orthodontic Health Month. Each year, the American Association of Orthodontists designates October as a time to remind […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Happy February! Did you know that it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month? We are so excited to share the following facts and information with you! The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. If your child is older than 7, it’s certainly not […]

Want Straight Teeth Fast? AcceleDent is the Answer

by Sonya Prillaman We often have patients who come in to Orthodontic Arts to discuss straightening their teeth who are concerned about the length of time that the orthodontic treatment will take.  Adults are especially anxious to have their teeth straightened quickly.  Traci is one of our adult patients who works in a professional position. […]

Why Choose an Orthodontist for Invisalign?

by Norman Prillaman, DDS With the arrival of Invisalign (clear removable aligners) as an orthodontic treatment option a few years ago, more general dentists have decided to offer orthodontic services to their patients rather than refer them to an orthodontic specialist for this care.  It is important to understand the difference in training and experience […]