Holiday Treats for People with Braces

Unfortunately, there is a long list of forbidden seasonal foods associated with braces. Nuts, candy canes, and caramel seem to permeate the treat scene, and none can be eaten with orthodontia. But there are still lots of delicious foods to eat–especially if you make your own! Here are some options for your holiday season. Smooth… Read more »

The Finest Orthodontic Options for Your Child

Most people need orthodontic attention at some point, and it’s best to do it early. You and your child both want to have the best braces experience possible. That’s why Bradshaw & Hathaway would like you to be aware of all your choices. Here’s a brief outline of each one: Traditional Braces: Traditional braces are… Read more »

The Basics of Space Maintainers

Did your child lose a tooth too soon? Dr. Daniel Bradshaw may suggest a space maintainer. A space maintainer is an orthodontic apparatus installed in the mouths of children who lose primary teeth prematurely while they wait for their adult teeth. Premature tooth loss refers specifically to when primary teeth that were knocked out in… Read more »

How Braces Work

Are you thinking of getting braces? Excellent! Do you know how they work? If not, the staff at Bradshaw & Hathaway in Johnson City, Tennessee, is delighted to tell you all about it. If your dentist has suggested braces for your teeth, you are not alone. Most people need them at some point. If you… Read more »

Cavities Can Cause Complications While Correcting Your Teeth with Braces

The metal brackets, wires, bands, and other orthodontic components of traditional braces are sometimes called upon to help correct misaligned teeth. Once they have been installed at Dr. Daniel Bradshaw’s orthodontic clinic, you will still need to return to see him for routine adjustment appointments. Each of these outpatient sessions will apply progressive tension to… Read more »

The Secret Tricks to Providing a Better Smile-Cleaning Job When You Have Braces

As you may already know, oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. Unfortunately, having braces can make properly cleaning your teeth and smile very difficult. But it doesn’t make it any less important. In fact, keeping up on oral hygiene is even more important when you have braces. So, to help you properly clean… Read more »

The Reasons Why Orthodontic Consultations Are Recommended at a Young Age

If you want your child to have a straight and healthy smile, then it’s important to bring your child to Bradshaw & Hathaway for an orthodontic consultation at an early age. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s best to bring them in for their first appointment by the time they are 7 years… Read more »

What Are Some Causes of Crooked Teeth?

Sometimes the teeth find ways to twist and turn out of alignment, no matter how well we care for our smiles. This is unfortunate because having a crooked smile can lower our self-esteem and even make daily tasks difficult. To tell you a little more about why you might have crooked teeth in Johnson City,… Read more »

When Your Braces Come Off…

After waiting for months, or even years, the big day is finally here and your braces are coming off! Whether you are a child, a teen or an adult, this is an important day, since those braces have a been a part of your life for a long time. You have had to have them… Read more »

Oral Health Care Facts Blog: Orthodontic Braces

If you are in need of orthodontic care, your orthodontists with do their very best to shape and craft a set of braces that will accurately and effective fit your smile and all of its needs. Now is a great opportunity to think about what orthodontic braces can do for you, including the following: –… Read more »