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

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

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

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

Early Intervention Treatment at Wake Orthodontics


As the parent of a young child, you may not be thinking long term dental care but Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry are doing just that.  Our office follows a child from their first visit through their entire adult life providing comprehensive care under one roof and eliminating the need to search for separate providers [...]

Early Intervention Treatment at Wake Orthodontics2019-02-15T11:55:17-04:00

A New Year And A New Smile For Your Teen


2018 has come to an end and we welcome 365 brand new days—fresh opportunities for growth, success, and happiness. This year, don't let anything hold your teen back from achieving their perfect smile. For many teenagers, crooked or imperfect teeth can have a negative impact on self-confidence. Make a New Year's resolution to correct their [...]

A New Year And A New Smile For Your Teen2018-12-10T11:07:24-04:00

Meet Dr. Ken Benson


The team at Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, located in Raleigh NC, is pleased to welcome new provider Dr. Kenneth Benson. Dr. Benson attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and graduate studies in dentistry.  He continued his education at Virginia Commonwealth University where he completed his Oral & Maxillofacial [...]

Meet Dr. Ken Benson2018-12-10T17:55:19-04:00

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