Timing of Wisdom Teeth Extractions and Why They are Necessary


Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to erupt in your mouth. As their name implies, wisdom teeth typically present when you are older. For most patients, the third molars do not break through the gums until they reach their teen or young adult years.  Dr. Ken Benson of Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry [...]

Timing of Wisdom Teeth Extractions and Why They are Necessary2019-06-05T15:21:18-04:00

Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!


Summer vacation is a time to relax, have fun, and avoid the strict schedules that plague students throughout the year. However, this doesn't mean you should take a break from your orthodontic treatment. Skipping appointments with an orthodontist is like forgetting to take your medicine. When you don't take your medicine, your condition doesn't improve. [...]

Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!2019-06-05T14:44:39-04:00

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids


Wake Pediatric Dentistry wants your child's teeth to last all of his life, so it is important to teach him or her good dental habits. As your child grows, caring for his teeth will become a natural part of his daily routine. Good oral hygiene habits can limit or prevent problems such as cavities, gum [...]

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids2019-05-29T11:12:44-04:00

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign!


Isn’t it great when life gives you options? Especially when it comes to creating a healthy, beautiful smile in a virtually invisible way. That’s one of the many reasons Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers Invisalign as an option to straighten teeth for our patients of all ages. Our orthodontists' experience make a powerful difference; [...]

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign!2019-05-29T11:08:18-04:00

What You Should Know About Invisalign Teen


What Is Invisalign? Invisalign provides a clear set of aligners that are designed to help straighten a person's teeth. The process is done without the individual having to wear metal braces. Invisalign Teen is an entire line of straightening trays that are designed with teens in mind. Invisalign Teen was designed to allow teens to [...]

What You Should Know About Invisalign Teen2019-04-08T17:27:16-04:00

What’s An Oral Surgeon?


Taking your kids to the dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and checkups is part of establishing a healthy routine for dental health, and for the most part, that twice yearly trip is all you need. But since kids are kids and things happen, there's a good chance that your child's going to need [...]

What’s An Oral Surgeon?2019-04-08T17:18:58-04:00

5 Benefits of Having Straight Teeth


We spend a lot of time and effort in the pursuit of straight teeth. We take care to watch our children's teething habits, we put metal braces in our mouths, and we take all kinds of precautions to make sure our teeth are strong and straight. But is it really that important to have perfect [...]

5 Benefits of Having Straight Teeth2019-03-14T10:17:09-04:00

5 Healthy Foods That Cause Cavities


The appearance and health of teeth are an indicator of overall health, so it’s important to teach children to keep their teeth as healthy as possible by avoiding foods and drinks that have a high risk of producing cavities, breaking down enamel, and producing diseases in the month that could lead to serious health issues [...]

5 Healthy Foods That Cause Cavities2019-02-23T12:16:26-04:00

What’s the Advantage of Invisalign®?


Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry knows it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce good results in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Both methods can straighten your teeth and [...]

What’s the Advantage of Invisalign®?2019-02-06T20:54:45-04:00

Wisdom Teeth Extractions for Teens


Parents often find themselves discussing their child's wisdom teeth with a dental professional when their child reaches their teen or early adult years. This is because wisdom teeth, the third set of adult molars, typically erupt in young people between the ages of 17 and 25. In some cases, a young person's wisdom teeth may [...]

Wisdom Teeth Extractions for Teens2019-02-13T12:18:19-04:00