3M’s Clarity Aligners have some great science behind them, and WE ARE LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK from our own patients as we integrate them into our practice! So, now through the … Continue reading We’re so excited to introduce 3M’s Clarity Aligners to our practice at Ames Orthodontics!
Clear Aligners, which you may know better by some of their trade names, such as InvisalignTM or Clarity AlignersTM, are a series of many removable polymer trays custom made to … Continue reading Clear Aligner Therapy
Lingual Braces fit on the inside (the “tongue side”) of your teeth, so they are truly invisible when you smile and talk. The individual brackets are custom made, based on … Continue reading Invisible Lingual Braces
Ceramic brackets on Wil Ceramic braces work exactly like metal braces, except that they are invisible from just a few feet away. The brackets are made of a ceramic material … Continue reading Ceramic Braces
As an orthodontic practice, we are a provider of dental services. Consequently when we bill to insurance, we bill to dental rather than health insurance. We will bill to any … Continue reading Insurance and Orthodontics
We’ve got some pretty nifty tech behind the scenes! We use state-of-the-art technology and evidence-proven methods to create our patients’ amazing results. Whether it is the therapies we use, our … Continue reading Technology
In the course of your treatment, you will have some days with more discomfort than others. There are a few things that you can do to get some relief. For … Continue reading Overall Discomfort from Shifting Teeth
If your bonded retainer begins to loosen, please call us immediately so we can schedule an appointment to rebond it, as your teeth will begin to shift if the retainer … Continue reading Loose Bonded Retainer
If you have a bracket that has come loose from your teeth, there are a few things that you can do right away at home. Please call us for next … Continue reading Broken Brackets
The most common orthodontic problems are loose or poking wires. You can often correct a bothersome wire at home, either by clipping it with a nail or wire clipper or … Continue reading Loose or Poking Wires
Hey, breakages can happen, and we’re here to help! The good news is that most orthodontic mishaps are not urgent, and much can be done at home to immediately alleviate … Continue reading Orthodontic Emergencies
So straight-up, what’s ortho really like? Not all of us have had orthodontics treatment with a family member or close friend before, and there are a lot of questions that … Continue reading What’s Ortho Really Like?
One of the realities of orthodontics that wasn’t fully recognized until the last decade or so, is that without some type of retention (holding) device our teeth will try with … Continue reading Retention