Braces and Cavities Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

Braces and Cavities: Great Oral Hygiene and Prevention

Many people who wear braces, both adults and children, tend to forget about general oral hygiene. It’s harder to brush your teeth, as a large portion of them are covered with metal. Then, there are the rubber bands, the tightening wires, and other wires that make it even more difficult to brush, floss, and keep your mouth clean

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Today’s Adult Has the Option of Invisalign Clear Aligners

Today, many adults would love to straighten their teeth but feel they are too old for treatment. Yet, their teeth make them feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Invisalign clear aligners for adults are a welcome orthodontic treatment when it comes to straightening teeth. Unlike the stigma of wearing braces in some adults, adult Invisalign clear aligners are discreet and

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5 Practical Invisalign Hacks Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

5 Practical Invisalign Hacks

Compared to going through treatment with traditional metal braces, most teens would agree that Invisalign treatment is a cakewalk! After all, you don’t have to wear any permanent hardware, nor do you have to worry about the self-consciousness that comes with sporting a “metal mouth!” Still, any orthodontic treatment that involves moving and repositioning your teeth is going

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics in Richmond, VA

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! During October, orthodontists around the country work to promote awareness about the benefits of orthodontic treatment and celebrate the far-reaching advantages of a healthy smile. If you’re looking to improve your child’s (or your own!) oral health game, it isn’t enough to simply hide the Halloween candy this month. Read on to

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Why Choose An Orthodontist?

Have you been considering straightening your teeth to improve your smile? Deciding where to go to straighten your teeth, how to pay for it, and what type of braces to choose can seem endless. In recent years, many general and pediatric dentists have begun offering orthodontic treatment in addition to their other services, which makes the decision even

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Traditional Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Better?

So the dentist says it’s time for your child to get braces, or maybe you’ve decided to improve your own smile. Either way, investing in orthodontic work is a big decision and a big investment, so only natural for the “braces vs Invisalign” question to to come up. Orthodontic treatment options have come a long way in recent

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The Invisalign Process Explained

Are you considering Invisalign clear aligners? As an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular with adults and teens.  Invisalign is a clear, custom-made aligner, used to move and align teeth for better health and a great smile. It is changed approximately every two weeks for about six to 18 months, depending upon the severity of

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Best Orthodontic Practice in Central VA Virginia Living Magazine 2019

Gardner Orthodontics Wins Best Of Virginia Again!

Gardner Orthodontics, Dr. Graham Gardner is proud to announce that they have won first place in the orthodontics category in the Best of Virginia 2019 by Virginia Living Magazine! For the past 8 years, Virginia Living Magazine has polled readers for their favorites among business, local establishments and medical providers. Gardner Orthodontics is so proud to be chosen

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Remember To Wear Your Retainer!

Why It’s Important to Wear Your Retainer After wearing braces, it takes time for your bones to harden around the teeth in their new position. During this time, they’re at risk of shifting right back to their original positions. The retainer prevents them from doing this. Not wearing the retainer is like leaving a gate open, allowing your

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