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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

Orthodontic Appreciation Week is Coming Soon to Wake Orthodontics!


Orthodontic Appreciation Week 2018 takes place from June 4-8 and it's time to show your thanks to the Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry team who have done their best to make your smile bright. This is a great time of year to practice your smile and offer a heartfelt thanks to the people throughout your [...]

Orthodontic Appreciation Week is Coming Soon to Wake Orthodontics!2018-05-29T08:41:37+00:00

I got my braces put on – now what happens?


You’ve taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful appearance by getting braces at Wake Orthodontics, and you’re probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the period of biggest adjustment, and there’s a lot to learn in this short time. Don’t worry, in a few short days your braces will feel [...]

I got my braces put on – now what happens?2018-04-05T14:01:56+00:00

Can Children Get Gum Disease?


Periodontal disease, or gum disease, sounds like an adult problem. As long as kids can keep their mouths cavity-free, they're doing just fine, right? Not exactly. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology said, "Epidemiologic studies indicate that gingivitis of varying severity is nearly universal in children and adolescents," although it usually is less serious [...]

Can Children Get Gum Disease?2018-04-05T14:03:06+00:00

A Look at the Anatomy of a Tooth


A tooth is a lot more complicated than just the hard enamel exterior. Most of us don’t really know the components of a tooth or what each part does. Understanding what comprises a tooth and how the parts work together is an important part of your general dental health. Working from the top, down and [...]

A Look at the Anatomy of a Tooth2018-04-05T14:03:57+00:00