Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Tips for Retainer Care

After you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure that you keep your smile straight and perfect afterward. That’s why you see people wearing a retainer well after their treatment has been completed. But wearing a retainer comes with its own requirements. If you... Read more »

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,... 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,... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more »