Safe & Unsafe Treats With Braces

If you have braces and a sweet tooth, times may be tough. However, there is no real reason to worry. It’s true that some treats cannot be enjoyed with braces, but there are many sweet treats that are safe for you to enjoy. Our orthodontist and team in Johnson City, Tennessee, can go over treats… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: The Tips You Need to Keep Your Braces Clean

It’s very important to have a diligent oral hygiene routine when you have braces. This is because oral hygiene can clean and care for your teeth, gums and appliance during treatment, which can help you avoid orthodontic and dental problems. So, our orthodontists, Dr. Daniel Bradshaw and Dr. John Hathaway, strongly encourage you to make… Read more »

Orthodontic Retainer Know-How

The day that you have your braces removed will no doubt be a happy day, as you will be able to show your beautiful new smile to everyone. However, there is another step after braces, which is the retention period, and we offer some insight into wearing an orthodontic retainer. Braces are typically worn for… Read more »

What Damon® Braces Can Do for You

Do you have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Are you in need of orthodontic treatment, but hesitant about the time that traditional braces take? Ask Dr. Bradshaw and Dr. Hathaway if Damon® braces in Johnson City, Tennessee, are the correct choice for you. Damon braces are self-ligating, which means that they do not need elastic… Read more »

Answering Questions About Orthodontic Treatment

The best way to begin a journey is by taking the first step. For those need an orthodontic procedure, that first step is to schedule an appointment for a stress-free consultation. You can discuss straightening your teeth, removing wisdom teeth, or fixing an alignment issue of the jaw in detail during a consultation in our… Read more »

Are You Interested in Receiving Invisalign® or Traditional Braces?

Bite problems such as crooked and badly spaced teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and may require orthodontic treatment to correct. The main types of orthodontics are Invisalign® and traditional braces, both of which provide significant differences. Invisalign Invisalign has become very popular due to its discreet appearance provided by the clear plastic… Read more »

How to Make Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

If you are aligning your teeth with braces, you likely have a hard time flossing your teeth. This is common because it’s oftentimes difficult to work the floss under and around the hardware. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case for you if you don’t want it to be. There are things you can… Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health With Traditional Braces

Traditional braces represent a functional system that is capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth through the course of routine adjustments. They incorporate a series of metal brackets, wires, and other orthodontic hardware components that serve to gradually stretch the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your gums. An active area of… Read more »

Regularly Scheduled Dental Checkups Are Important When You Have Braces

The wires, brackets and various hardware components that make up your new orthodontic braces play an important role in improving the alignment of your teeth. This is done by attending routine adjustment appointment every four to six weeks. It’s also important to keep in mind that cavities and periodontal health complications could potentially delay your… Read more »

Why You Should Think About Getting Invisalign®

In today’s post, you can find out why getting Invisalign may be worth it, if you’re looking to align your teeth or that of a teenager. It used to be that braces were the only way someone could achieve a straight smile, but since advances in technology have increased, that’s simply no longer the case…. Read more »