Ortho Blog

A Brief History of Orthodontics

A radiant smile is a universal symbol of joy and confidence. But behind those gleaming teeth lies a fascinating journey through time, marked by innovation, dedication, and a quest for perfection. Join us on this brief history of orthodontics to learn how it all got started! Orthodontics, the branch...

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Invest In Your Smile With Invisalign

Invisalign is a hot topic here at Gaston Orthodontics! People often are asking what Invisalign is and how it differs from traditional braces. We’re here to clear up any confusion and help you decide what orthodontic treatment option is best suited for your needs. According to the American Association...

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So What Exactly Is Interceptive Orthodontics?

We know there is a lot of information floating around about best practices when it comes to all things oral health. We’re going to try and answer all of your questions about interceptive orthodontics, a.k.a, the first phase of your child’s orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends...

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On-The-Go & Have Braces or Aligners? Don’t Forget These!

We know travelling, although amazing, can sometimes be a little stressful, especially if you have braces or clear aligners that have the potential to get things stuck in them. Making sure you’ve got all you need to be able to properly clean your braces or aligners is a must,...

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Just Got Braces? Let’s Talk Flossing!

Making sure to keep your typical oral hygiene practices when you have braces is key to locking in a stunning post-braces smile. Maintaining habits like brushing regularly and flossing at least once a day are a great place to start. We know, flossing looks a little different and may...

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Are Your Teeth Shifting After Braces? We Can Help!

As we grow from little babies to full blown young adults, our teeth grow, fall out, then grow some more. If you think about it, that is a lot for your mouth to have to accommodate over the span of 10-15 years. When we lose our primary teeth, our...

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Are Your Teeth Shifting After Braces? We Can Help!

As we grow from little babies to full blown young adults, our teeth grow, fall out, then grow some more. If you think about it, that is a lot for your mouth to have to accommodate over the span of 10-15 years. When we lose our primary teeth, our...

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Braces-Safe Candy

June is National Candy Month! Chances are you are like us and you love yourself some sugar. The sweet joy eating candy brings does not have to go away after getting braces. At Gaston Orthodontics, we’ve got your back with a list of delightful candy you can enjoy during...

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What Age Should My Child Get Braces?

A common question we get as dental assistants here at Gaston Orthodontics is “When should my child come in to get braces?” Since every child’s teeth and mouth develop differently, this question is answered differently each time it is asked and is why we encourage you to bring your...

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Clear Aligners — Good For Kids? Maybe Not…

A lot of kids need to have braces more than one time throughout their childhood. When this happens parents are often tempted to consider alternatives to braces for aesthetic purposes. Clear aligners are offered within most orthodontic offices, but sometimes they are not the best option for children that...

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