Your Braces Are Finally Off! What’s Next?


Finally, after what 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 some [...]

Your Braces Are Finally Off! What’s Next?2018-12-10T17:56:56-04:00

National Orthodontic Health Month 2018


When kids and parents think of October, they think of Halloween, bags full of candy, jack o’ lanterns, and pumpkin spice lattes!  When the team at Wake Orthodontics thinks of October, they think of beautiful smiles! October brings National Orthodontic Health Month, a time to focus on and celebrate great oral care and the work that [...]

National Orthodontic Health Month 20182018-10-01T09:17:41-04:00

Do You Know How To Handle A Dental Emergency?


You do your best to take good care of your kids' teeth. They brush and floss regularly, wear proper mouthpieces when playing contact sports, and visit the dentist every six months. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that emergencies won't ever happen. If your child has experienced a dental emergency, you need to know how to respond [...]

Do You Know How To Handle A Dental Emergency?2018-10-01T09:14:57-04:00

The Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign for Your Student Athlete


For those looking to straighten their teeth and improve the overall appearance of their smile, Invisalign can be a great option. Specifically, the Invisalign system works by using a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten and re-position the teeth over time. Invisalign can be used to treat just about any orthodontic issue that [...]

The Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign for Your Student Athlete2018-06-25T13:48:49-04:00

Your Dental Benefits Will Expire Soon – Use Them Now!


As the Fall season begins, our patients' parents ask us to remind them to schedule their child's cleaning/exam appointment or their treatment appointment so they may have time to utilize their 2018 insurance benefits and/or their healthcare flexible spending account. Did you know? Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage [...]

Your Dental Benefits Will Expire Soon – Use Them Now!2018-06-25T13:29:14-04:00

Invisalign Teen Hacks To Make Your Treatment Even Better


Compared to going through treatment with traditional metal braces, most teens would agree that Invisalign treatment is a cakewalk! After all, you don't have to wear any permanent hardware, nor do you have to worry about the self-consciousness that comes with sporting a "metal mouth!" Still, any orthodontic treatment that involves moving and repositioning your [...]

Invisalign Teen Hacks To Make Your Treatment Even Better2018-07-16T16:12:38-04:00

Your Infant Needs Dental Care Too!


The mouth of an infant requires preparation to guarantee dental health and to prepare for the growth of teeth. Parents should develop the habit of cleaning a baby's gums soon after birth. Most babies don't start teething and developing baby teeth until they are six months old but dental care is important from the very [...]

Your Infant Needs Dental Care Too!2018-07-16T16:09:07-04:00

Nail Biting: How It Affects Your Teeth and How To Stop!


Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry cautions our patients about the dangers of nail biting on your teeth. Nail biting is one of the so-called "nervous habits" that can be triggered by stress, excitement, or boredom. Experts say that about thirty percent of children and fifteen percent of adults are nail biters, however most will stop [...]

Nail Biting: How It Affects Your Teeth and How To Stop!2018-04-05T13:58:17-04:00

Why You Need to Wear Your Retainer


For a child or an adult who went through several months or even a couple of years with braces, there's one celebration that's bigger than all the birthdays combined: the day the braces come off and that healthy, even smile is revealed! At last, the goal is achieved and the process is over.  But wait, [...]

Why You Need to Wear Your Retainer2018-04-05T13:59:26-04:00

5 Flossing Tips for Kids


Teaching a child to floss is an ongoing challenge. It's hard to know whether or not they're doing a good enough job, and sometimes, you might not even be sure if they're doing it at all! From the time your child has enough teeth for them to touch and they're eating solid food, it's important [...]

5 Flossing Tips for Kids2018-04-05T14:00:20-04:00