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Two-phase orthodontic treatment: What parents should know

Generally, children should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. However, many children are still losing baby teeth at this age, which makes parents wonder if a screening is really necessary. 

The answer is yes!

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Glossary of orthodontic terms

If you are a new patient, you might hear some terms that are unfamiliar or confusing. This glossary will help you understand some of the most common. If ever you have any questions about your treatment, just ask Dr. Jones and the team at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics.

aligners – clear BPA-free plastic devices that slip-on over all the teeth in a single arch. They can be used in place of braces for alignment of the teeth and bite correction

appliances – orthodontic devices designed to correct the position of teeth or the jaw, which either attach to the teeth or are removable.

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Will I have to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?

Ah, it feels great to get your braces off after orthodontic treatment! You’ve worked hard and followed our instructions, and now your teeth are straight and your smile is beautiful. 

Will you have to wear a retainer following your orthodontic treatment? If so, how long?

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10 frequently asked questions about Invisalign at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics

When patients at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics are investigating treatment options, they often have lots of questions about Invisalign. After all, an alternative to braces for orthodontic treatment that’s virtually invisible is tempting. 

These are some of the questions we hear when patients consider Invisalign:  

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Invisalign vs. braces: Which is the right choice for you?

Teenage school kids smiling to camera in school corridor

Hear the word “orthodontist,” and most people immediately think of metal braces.

While metal braces continue to be the most common method we use to create beautiful smiles, patients who need orthodontic treatment these days have more options than ever before.

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