Category: Orthodontic Health
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For Young Kids Orthodontics Isn’t Just About A Pretty Smile
Every parent wants their child to be able to smile with confidence but for many that’s not the only reason to investigate orthodontics at an early age. While the average age for orthodontic treatment is around 12 years old, we at Smiles Orthodontics have a mission to focus on children 7 ...Read More
What to do for Orthodontic Emergencies
No matter how careful you are with your braces, sometimes accidents happen. Broken brackets, loose bands, and protruding wires can be painful, uncomfortable, and interfere with your treatment. If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, then it’s important to call your orthodontist for an ...Read More
4 Advantages of Straight Teeth – Infographic
Our Wichita Orthodontist wants all of his patients to smile big. Having straight teeth is more than just a beautiful smile. Your speech can be clearer, you’ll chew better which will help your oral health as well as your overall health and your confidence skyrockets! Dr. G and the staff at ...Read More
Why Do I Need a Retainer?
You’ve just reached the end of a long journey. Your braces have done their job, and now you have a beautiful and radiant new smile! It may seem like your work is done, but not so fast! Even though your braces were taken off, you still need help keeping your smile beautiful. We don’t want […]Read More
Tips for Braces & Holiday Foods
Christmas and Thanksgiving can be a difficult time of year for patients with braces. It can be extremely tempting for patients to eat holiday foods that are bad for their braces. Sticky foods get stuck in brackets and wires, making your braces difficult to clean. They can even pull wires off ...Read More
Be Confident with Invisalign
Achieving a healthy and happy smile is easier than ever before thanks to the innovations of Invisalign! More teens and adults are confidently choosing Invisalign for convenience, invisibility, and comfort. They lead busy lives and want a treatment that is compatible with their day-to-day ...Read More
Best Ways to Take Care of Retainers
Now that you’ve worked hard to achieve that perfect smile with the help of braces, it’s important to keep your teeth straight by using your retainer. Each custom-made retainer keeps teeth from shifting after your braces are taken off. It’s extremely important for patients to regularly clean and ...Read More
Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces
What a mess! These messy foods get stuck in wires and brackets, and are definitely snacks to avoid: Corn chips Pretzels Cookies White bread (especially hot dog buns) Popcorn Licorice Potato chips Animal crackers Avoid sticky situations with foods that make cleaning your braces almost ...Read More
What Happens After My Braces Come Off?
After years of treatment, having your braces removed is a rewarding experience for both orthodontist and patient. It was a journey that transformed your smile, while also improving your overall dental health. You and Dr. Gorantla have met on a regular basis to adjust your braces and have ...Read More
What Types of Braces are Best for Me?
When you visit the orthodontist, you and your doctor will evaluate your case and determine what treatment is most beneficial. There are several types of braces available that have unique benefits, but the choice greatly depends on the individual treatment needs of the patient. Metal braces are ...Read More