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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Two-Phase Treatment

You may hear us at Amazing Smiles refer to something called Developmental Orthodontics after your child has completed his or her orthodontic evaluation with us. It can sound a bit daunting, especially if you are new to this term. But there is hope! It is definitely not as intimidating as it might seem, in fact,…

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Orthodontist Vs Dentist For Braces

Payment Plan For Braces Near Glen Carbon, IL

Many patients who are contemplating braces for themselves or their children wonder if this is something that absolutely requires the services of an orthodontist, or if it is something their regular dentist can handle. While there are many similarities between the two, they are not interchangeable. There are some significant differences that set orthodontists apart…

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Wisdom Teeth And Braces

Girl at orthodontics office

If you have a child in braces, or if you yourself are undergoing orthodontic treatment with Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, you have probably picked up quite a bit of information about your teeth over time. There is probably one related subject that you still do not know too much about: wisdom teeth. Or, more specifically, wisdom…

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Why Retainers Are Important After Braces


Any type of orthodontic treatment takes dedication on your part! There are guidelines you have to follow, extra time you need to spend, and determination on your part to be the best patient you can be while transforming your smile. When the day finally arrives for you to finish up your treatment, it is a…

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