What Do You Do During an Ortho Emergency?

Orthodontic Emergency

Fortunately, true orthodontic emergencies are few and far between, and most issues can be addressed right from home or the next time you see your orthodontist. Here are a couple of the most common scenarios: Issues You Can Manage from Home Have a wire poking out, or an awkward braces bracket irritating your mouth? These…

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Introducing Stand Up and Smile

Amazing Smiles Stand Up and Smile Buddy Box

We are so excited to announce our newest community initiative, Stand Up and Smile! Through this program, our hope is to teach kids to ‘be a buddy, not a bully’ and to make bullying a thing of the past. Though Dr. Jeff and the Amazing Smiles team have always been passionate about anti-bullying education, our Stand…

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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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