12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

Have you decided you’re ready to achieve your best smile with MyOrthodontist? Are braces the right fit for your lifestyle and your orthodontic needs? If so, you are about to join approximately 4 million Americans who have also said yes and are currently sporting braces. Braces are super common and you probably know someone who […]

Braces FAQ: Do Braces Hurt?

Braces FAQ: Do Braces Hurt?

Hello everyone, this is Naomi with MyOrthodontist and today I’m going to answer one of our most frequently asked questions, which is “Do braces hurt?” The process of orthodontics uses tension and compression in order to move your teeth into their desired position. Underneath the gums, the bone and the ligament have to change in […]

How to Take Invisalign Progress Photos for Your Virtual Orthodontic Appointment

Hello everyone, this is Naomi with MyOrthodontist. Today I’m going to show you how to take your photos for your progress checks if you have Invisalign. The virtual consultation portal shows a great video on how to upload the pictures that we need. The first pictures that we need are pictures of your front teeth […]

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy with Anytime, Mealtime, and Sometimes Foods and Drinks

Hello everyone, this is Naomi with MyOrthodontist. I am a registered dental hygienist and today I’m going to talk to you about three categories of foods and drinks that you should know about to help keep your teeth their healthiest. Every time you introduce sugars into your mouth, your saliva becomes more acidic. And every […]

What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?

What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?

With all of the over-the-counter products on the market claiming to whiten teeth, you may be wondering why anyone would visit a professional to have their teeth whitened. Well, the truth is, there are many benefits of professional teeth whitening from a clinic like MyOrthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC, that you simply can’t get from […]

Why Do Ceramic Braces Take Longer?

Why Do Ceramic Braces Take Longer?

Do you want to avoid feeling self-conscious about wearing braces? As an adult, you might prefer ceramic over traditional metal braces because they’re more discreet. However, ceramic braces may take longer and require more care and maintenance. At MyOrthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC, we can help you find ways to speed up your orthodontic treatment […]

What Can a Dentist Do To Treat Gingivitis?

What Can a Dentist Do To Treat Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, also known as mild gum disease or periodontal disease, is a fairly common ailment. However, gum disease that isn’t treated properly can quickly develop into something more severe. Our specialists at MyOrthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC. We’re here to help you tackle the topic of gum disease, and what a dentist can do to […]

Am I Too Old for Braces? Why Adult Braces Can Help at Any Age

Am I Too Old for Braces? Why Adult Braces Can Help at Any Age

Your smile is the first thing people tend to notice about you. It shows strangers and friends alike that you are welcoming and ready to greet the world with enthusiasm. But if you have crooked teeth or other dental issues, showing your smile can make you want to disappear. The good news is that adult […]

How Can I Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment?

If your tooth falls out, your tooth becomes chipped or you experience another dental emergency, you need an emergency dentist appointment with the orthodontic experts at MyOrthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC. Today, we’re discussing how you can schedule such an appointment, when such an appointment is warranted, and steps you can take before your appointment. […]