Now That Your Braces Are Off . . .

Finally, after what sometimes felt like forever, you've finished your orthodontic adjustments and your braces are off. Your teeth feel incredibly smooth, and you have a lot more room in your mouth. Your smile is great. How do you ensure that your newly perfect, straight teeth stay that way? The phase immediately following and for [...]

Now That Your Braces Are Off . . . 2017-10-04T08:21:31+00:00

Avoid These Pitfalls to Prevent Pediatric Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, teens and adults aren't the only ones who need to be wary. More than 40% of children under the age of 12 develop cavities or some other form of dental complication. The best way to avoid tooth decay in children and teens is to start with a good oral [...]

Avoid These Pitfalls to Prevent Pediatric Tooth Decay 2017-11-22T10:11:40+00:00

October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

October brings lots of changes and new experiences...cooler weather, crackling leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween! For orthodontists across the country, October brings National Orthodontic Health Month and an opportunity to remind patients of some care and safety basics for their orthodontia. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has provided 4 ways to protect braces, aligners, [...]

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! 2017-09-06T11:25:54+00:00

What You Need to Know About Children and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a progressive issue that affects the health of your teeth and the quality of your smile.  Having poor oral health can also affect your physical health. Typically, adults are the ones who come into the dental office with gum issues, but children can be affected as well. The good news is that [...]

What You Need to Know About Children and Gum Disease 2017-09-13T17:16:13+00:00

What Does Getting Braces Feel Like?

    At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we know from our years of orthodontic practice that most patients who opt for traditional braces have some concerns about potential discomfort or pain during their treatment. We take pride in our ability to provide personalized orthodontics for children, teens and adults! We believe that well-informed patients [...]

What Does Getting Braces Feel Like? 2017-08-24T13:10:51+00:00

How Pediatric Dentists are Trained to Work with Children

When it comes to dentists, sometimes getting children to attend an appointment is like pulling teeth. Close relatives who may’ve had negative dental experiences may pass on their fears to children; and maybe even initial bad experiences have created a negative connotation in kids' minds when it comes to dentistry. Gifted pediatric dentists -- [...]

How Pediatric Dentists are Trained to Work with Children 2017-08-18T13:46:47+00:00

Why Are More People Seeking Adult Orthodontic Treatment?

In the past, going to the orthodontist was seen as a rite of passage for older kids and teens. Now, it is common to see people well into adulthood walking in to the orthodontist office. This is because new technology has changed the process of getting orthodontic treatment as an adult, and the benefits of [...]

Why Are More People Seeking Adult Orthodontic Treatment? 2017-08-18T13:48:45+00:00

Trending Now: Moms are Some of Invisalign Teen’s Biggest Fans!

Many of our teenage patients at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia tell us enthusiastically how much they “love” their choice of Invisalign® Teen. We hear moms saying they “love” the  Invisalign® orthodontic treatment system, too! We know teenagers like the near-invisibility of Invisalign Teen...but why do moms love it? Lots of reasons! Fewer appointments [...]

Trending Now: Moms are Some of Invisalign Teen’s Biggest Fans! 2017-08-18T13:50:01+00:00

Pediatricians Advise “No Juice for Children under One Year Old”

Just two months ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that fruit juice offers no nutritional value for children 12 months and younger and should be eliminated from their diets. As you might suspect, this statement, the first one regarding juice recommendations since 2001 by the AAP, reflects current concerns over the rise of [...]

Pediatricians Advise “No Juice for Children under One Year Old” 2017-08-18T15:39:37+00:00

Standard Metal Braces for Malocclusions

Some of our orthodontic patients at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia have moderately to severely misaligned teeth. In these cases, orthodontists may recommend treatment with traditional metal braces rather than aligners. The great news is that “traditional” metal braces have come a long way over the years. They work faster, look better and are [...]

Standard Metal Braces for Malocclusions 2017-08-18T15:46:44+00:00

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