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Orthodontics can treat sleep apnea in children

Sleep apnea in children causes disruptive sleep that can lead to learning and behavioral problems if left untreated. Orthodontic treatment can be used effectively to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Early diagnosis and treatment can also prevent problems that are much harder to treat in adulthood.

Following a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, the use of a rapid maxillary expander (RME) can increase the width of a child’s maxilla (upper jaw). Expansion of the maxilla increases the space in the nasal airway and helps reduce the mouth breathing that can cause sleep apnea.

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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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Are you expecting a tax refund? Use it to begin orthodontic treatment

In 2017, nearly 80 percent of taxpayers received a tax refund at an average amount of $2,895. While it’s tempting to use a refund on something spontaneous or impractical, most people spend the money wisely, using it to pay down debt, increase their savings or make progress toward another financial goal.

If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or you suspect your child would benefit from braces or Invisalign, your tax refund could be the perfect way to get started.

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Orthodontic insurance: What patients need to know

At Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment requires a significant investment. That’s why we provide a variety of payment options to help our patients manage the cost of treatment.

In addition to our own payment options, which come with no financing fees, patients should consider third-party payment and savings options to help defray the cost of treatment. Read more

What to expect at your 1st orthodontist appointment

At Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, we love to meet new patients, but sometimes they are a little nervous about meeting us for the first time.

You can’t blame them too much. They have no idea what to expect and might even be afraid that something we do will be painful. Read more

RVO kicks off school supplies drive to support Rescue Mission of Roanoke

We’ve got Back to School on the brain, and we’re asking for your help!

In just a few weeks, students around the Roanoke Valley will be headed back to school. While it’s a hectic time for everyone, many local families are unable to afford the school supplies their children need. Read more

Roanoke Valley Orthodontics celebrates Peters Creek renovation

It was all beautiful smiles last month for Roanoke Valley Orthodontics’ Grand Reopening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at our Peters Creek Road location.

We’ve been so busy this spring! Along with welcoming many patients to The New Smiles Club, we’ve been completing renovations on our Peters Creek Road location. Now that the construction is finished and the dust has settled, we’re celebrating its reopening with our patients, friends and colleagues. Read more

Orthodontic emergencies you can handle at home

One of the most important parts of our job is to educate our patients about the appliances we use during orthodontic treatment. Knowing how to care for braces is so critical because it has a direct effect on your treatment time and results. That’s why we always ask you whether you’ve been practicing good habits such as brushing your teeth and staying away from certain foods. Read more

How long will I have to wear braces?

So it’s finally time to see the orthodontist, and you’ve scheduled your first appointment. If you’re like most new patients, you’ve got at least two big questions:

  1. Will it hurt when I get my braces? (No.)
  2. How long will I have to wear my braces?

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Don’t let your flexible spending account funds expire

It’s been a busy fall at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics. We held our first-ever Patient Appreciation Day, volunteered time in our community, had a great spirit week and, of course, welcomed dozens of our patients into The New Smiles Club. Read more

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