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... 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... Read more »

Do You Know How to Keep Your Braces Clean?

Did you know that braces need to be cared for and maintained to ensure optimal functionality? Do you know how to keep your braces clean? To begin, you should not do or attempt anything while wearing braces that you wouldn’t attempt without them, including playing contact sports or high-risk activities... Read more »

Keys to Correcting Misalignment Damage

Are you in need of an orthodontic alignment? If any of your teeth are out of their proper positions or alignment, it will be in the best interest of your oral health to ensure they are back where they need to be if you wish for your smile to truly... Read more »

Tips for Taking Care of Your Teenage Teeth

Have you been taking care of your teenage teeth? The teen years are some of the most important years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth erupt above the gum line, completing the set that needs to last for the rest of your... Read more »

Athletes with Braces May Need a Custom Mouth Guard

Your Bradshaw & Hathaway orthodontist installed braces hardware in your mouth, as part of a long-term effort to realign your teeth for a more function mouth and an appealing smile. If you participate in a contact sport, you are at increased risk of oral trauma. This is why many schools,... Read more »

Reach a Healthier, Straighter Smile with Invisalign®

For individuals who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, gaining a straight, beautiful, healthy smile doesn’t have to be troublesome. With Invisalign® in Johnson City, Tennessee, you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, schedule a consultation with Drs. Bradshaw and Hathaway and... Read more »

Common Questions About Keeping Your Braces Clean

Caring for your teeth during orthodontic treatments begins with keeping your braces clean. If your braces are damaged, they will need to be repaired. However, you should never try to repair them yourself, but rather, leave it up to your orthodontist. For more information, consider the following questions about keeping... Read more »

Do Your Braces Rub You the Wrong Way?

Although canker sores can arise in your mouth anytime, they can especially show up when you are first wearing braces. What do they look like? Canker sores are white (or yellow) shallow ulcers surrounded by a red border. They crop up as the soft oral tissues in your mouth may... Read more »

Avoid These Habits if You Want to Keep Your Orthodontic Appliance in Pristine Condition

It’s important to keep your braces in tip-top shape, especially because it helps you have a smooth and successful orthodontic experience and treatment. One way to keep your orthodontic appliance in pristine condition is by avoiding habits that can harm and damage it. Those habits are: -Forgetting to brush, floss,... Read more »