Student Athlete with Braces

When your child gets braces, you may be worried they won’t have time to go to practices, could suffer a mouth injury, or you may not be able to afford both braces and the costs associated with having an athlete in the family. Good news — having a child with braces doesn’t mean they can’t…

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Back-to-School With Braces: A Parent’s Guide

You’ve bought them new clothes, a backpack, binders, folders, pencils, maybe even a new phone or computer, oh, and one other thing — braces. Whether your child wanted them or not, they are heading back from summer vacation for a year of learning along with teeth straightening. Here are some tips to help them, and…

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Invisalign at Any Age - Perfect For Adults

Think you’re too old for Invisalign, or clear aligners? Or maybe you feel you’re still too young? Think again – Invisalign can work for people of all ages! What Is Invisalign? The Invisalign system is not a fixed orthodontic appliance like braces. Instead of brackets, bands, and wires, it uses a series of clear, removable…

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Amazing Smiles Summer Fun

We love summer in the midwest, don’t we? The sun is out, the pools are open, and everyone is ready to have some fun! Whether you’re traveling over summer or enjoying a stay-cation, here are some ways to enjoy the season while straightening your teeth. Summertime Treats That Are Braces-Friendly We know it can be…

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Man and Woman with White, Bright Teeth

There are lots of things that are deemed “bad” for your teeth: sugar, coffee, soda. But, what about teeth whitening? How Teeth Whitening Works Both at-home and in-office teeth whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3-20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office systems, like you would get from your dentist or…

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Middle Schooler with Braces

At Amazing Smiles, we are all about straightening things out – including the rumors that start when teens talk about braces! Here are some of the top misconceptions and myths we hear before people start orthodontic treatment: MYTH #1: I can’t play sports in braces The days of needing to sit on the sidelines during…

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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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