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
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
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
We keep an ever-growing library of orthodontic video animations on our YouTube page for your convenience. If you’ve ever watched a video animation in our office regarding an appliance, treatment … Continue reading Video Animation Library
There’s no doubt about it, braces are admirable food catchers, and it’s important to keep your teeth extra-clean during orthodontic care! We are very proud of the work that we … Continue reading Oral Hygiene and Orthodontics
All orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, only six go on to become orthodontists. These are the steps in an orthodontist’s education: college, dental school and … Continue reading What is an Orthodontist?
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!