Overbite vs Underbite: What You Need to Know

overbite vs underbite

When people think of braces, many of them only think about braces correcting crooked teeth. While this is a big part of what braces do, they also treat underbites and overbites, both of which can cause major oral issues if left untreated. These types of bites can also impact appearance and self-confidence. To help you…

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What if I have just one or two crooked teeth? Do I need braces?

one or two crooked teeth

Perhaps you’ve been staring at a few crooked teeth in the mirror for years.  Or maybe you’re seeing a little more crowding each year in one area.  You may wonder if your tooth alignment should be treated through traditional orthodontic methods, especially if you only need one or two crooked teeth corrected.  This summer might…

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Are Silver Braces Still a Good Treatment Option?

silver braces

You might be considering braces for yourself or your child to correct crooked teeth or another orthodontic issue. With so many different types of braces available, you might wonder if traditional silver braces are still a good treatment option. Since they’ve been around since ancient times (literally), there must be a better option today, right?…

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Moving with Braces

moving with braces

Getting braces is a big deal. This marks the beginning of their journey to better oral health and a straighter smile for most people. But what if you need to move to a new city before your orthodontist treatment is complete? This question can cause anxiety among orthodontic patients. Here at Fravel Brewer Orthodontics, we…

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Ceramic Braces vs Metal Braces

ceramic vs metal braces

Braces are a common dental appliance, with over 4 million Americans currently wearing them. For years they’ve served to straighten teeth with their recognizable metallic gleam, but did you know there are other options to straighten teeth with braces? Since the 1980s, ceramic braces have been a standard part of orthodontic treatment. And even in…

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What Is a Herbst Appliance?

what is a herbst appliance

With all the treatments available for treating your child’s orthodontic issues, it can be hard keeping them all straight. If you’ve heard your child’s orthodontist mention a Herbst appliance, you might have a lot of questions about it. Here at Fravel Brewer Orthodontics, we want to take a couple minutes to answer all your questions…

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

keeping your child's teeth healthy

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an educational 28 days sponsored by the American Dental Association. This is a month to highlight the positives of good oral hygiene and how to practice it, with the focus on bringing this awareness to children, their parents, and other caregivers. In honor of this month-long celebration, here…

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New Year, New Smile!

new year, new smile

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, according to a USA Today poll, so why not make it the best it can be? With the new year comes the opportunity for a new smile, one that is healthy, straight, and bright. If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment for a while, this…

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Tongue Thrust with Braces

Tongue Thrust with Braces

Braces are becoming more common every day, with around 4 million people in the US currently wearing them. But should you get them if you have a tongue thrust? Or is there a better way to treat this condition? Below is advice from Fravel Brewer on treating tongue thrust with braces.  What is tongue thrusting?…

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Worst Halloween Candy and Treats for Braces

worst Halloween candy

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and the ghosts and ghouls are craving treats. But they’re improving their smiles with braces and know there are certain things they shouldn’t eat. What are the worst Halloween candy and treats for braces, the ones that cause orthodontists to scream in terror? Read on if you dare! Caramel Apples and…

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