Spot Check

After all your hard work, and months of orthodontic treatment, the big day is finally here—your braces are coming off! What you want to see: beautiful, straight teeth perfectly aligned to create a comfortable, healthy bite. What you don’t want to see: a collection of whitish spots dotting the enamel around your gum line or […]

Play it Safe this Spring

It’s springtime and it’s again time to remind our patients at My Orthodontist to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. If you are planning […]

Braces: Not just for kids anymore

Despite the common assumption that braces are for kids, more and more adults are choosing to pursue orthodontics to correct their smiles. Just hearing the word “braces” and picturing a mouth full of metal can cause many grownups to hesitate about getting treatment for a straighter smile. We’re here to give you the information you […]

Is adult orthodontic treatment for you?

Adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment usually fall into one of two camps: those who did not undergo orthodontic treatment as a child or those who had braces at one point but stopped wearing retainers for one reason or another. At My Orthodontist, we are happy to offer a variety of treatment options to straighten […]

St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. The saint arrived in Ireland in 432 and earned the reputation of a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th, the day […]

Are you ready for orthodontic treatment?

If you’ve been hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment with My Orthodontist doctors and team. Preparing for treatment is an important part of getting the smile you want. Basic exams The first step of preparation is the examination. An oral exam and […]

Myths of Orthodontics

The stereotypical braces wearer – in middle school, with a mouth full of metal brackets – has led to numerous myths about orthodontics that discourage many people from getting the dental care they need. My Orthodontist doctors and team and our staff would like to put some of these myths to rest. Myth 1: Orthodontic […]

How do teeth move with braces?

Although teeth seem to be solidly fixed in their sockets (at least they don’t wobble when we chew!), all teeth can easily be moved if My Orthodontist doctors and team and our staff attach brackets and wires to them called braces. In the past, all braces were made of stainless steel, but today’s advanced dental […]

When You Need Immediate Care, We are Here for You

At My Orthodontist, we know orthodontic emergencies are neither convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, My Orthodontist doctors and team and our team are more than willing to see you after hours or over the weekend. As a general rule, you should call our Lawrenceville office when you experience severe pain […]

The Start of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time by secretly marrying men and their brides after the emperor had made it illegal to marry. Emperor Claudius II did this because he wanted as […]