Posts by Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

Can I Afford Treatment?

Adult with orthodontic treatment payment plan

Orthodontic treatment gives us more than just a beautiful smile – it can also correct how we bite down, help with jaw alignment, and alleviate chronic headaches. But even when treatment seems like a win-win, making the investment can be a big decision. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family but…

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All About Insurance

Insurance paperwork

Insurance helps make orthodontic treatment possible for millions of people, but if you don’t know how to navigate the tricky waters, you could be missing out on certain benefits! With open enrollment right around the corner, here are some of your top insurance questions, answered: Who should I talk to about my insurance? Many orthodontic…

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Stand Up to Bullying

Friends stand up to bullying

A brand new school year brings all kinds of exciting things – new friends, new teachers, and tons of new experiences. But unfortunately, many children are not so excited for the start of school, especially those prone to bullying. Getting bullied in school is harmful to a child’s education, school involvement, and can seriously affect…

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Clear Aligners: Professional Vs. Do-It-Yourself

Invisalign clear aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign have exploded in popularity due to their ease of use, discreetness, and the amazing results they create. Teens and adults alike can utilize this new technology to achieve their goal of creating a perfect smile. However, these days there are many places to turn for clear aligners, including kits that can…

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A Case for Kids’ Care

7&Up Child

When people think of orthodontists, they usually picture pre-teens in braces or adults with aligners. But kids can benefit from an early visit to the doctor as well! Around age 7, children are growing quickly and often have a combination of permanent and baby teeth, which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to…

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Braces Vs. Invisalign

Dr. Jeff talking with staff

When you find out that you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. You’re likely to have a number of questions and concerns, and may be wondering what’s caused the issue, what treatments are recommended for your specific case, and how we’ll correct the problem.…

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How To Survive Halloween With Braces

Amazing Smiles staff

Did you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? Here at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, this means taking a little extra time to educate people about what orthodontics is, how beneficial orthodontic treatment can be, and how to achieve a healthy, aligned smile. It also happens to be the month we celebrate copious amounts of…

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Football paying using a mouthguard

The next couple of months are full of sporting activities, from Friday Night Lights to fall ball. If you participate in sports regularly and have learned that orthodontic treatment with braces is on the horizon for you, you may be worried this will keep you stuck on the sidelines. We treat many athletes here at…

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Back to School Braces Survival Guide

Dr. Jeff with a patient

It seems like summer took forever to get here, and now it’s already almost gone! Getting into the swing of a new school year is always a mix of emotions, but for students who have recently gotten braces, heading back to school can feel especially stressful. Students have experienced changes to their appearance, and their…

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Braces For Adults

Doctor with an adult patient

Although orthodontic treatment was once seen solely as a rite of passage for teens, there is been a shift in the way patients think, and orthodontists are treating more adults than ever before. In fact, about 1 in every 4 current orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, a record number! With the number…

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