The concept of “Do It Yourself” (DIY) work has been around for a long time. Few things are more satisfying than completing a job well done, and saving money while doing it. For many household tasks, one can research the topic online and within a matter of minutes, have a general idea of how to […]
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Which Retainer Do I Need? As orthodontic treatment comes to an end and your braces are removed, the orthodontist will likely want to use some type of retainer to keep (or retain) your teeth in their new position. Before we talk about the different types of retainers, let’s discuss why retainers are necessary. Teeth are […]
What Causes White Marks to Form Around Braces in Some Patients?
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have very many risks. For most people, braces provide a beautiful smile and a healthy bite one can enjoy for the rest of his/her life. One of the few potential problems that can occur is completely avoidable but happens much more often than it should. We are talking about the white marks […]
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
One question we hear on a daily basis deals with the length treatment our patients will be in braces. Each orthodontist/dentist will have a different answer for this question, sometimes varying as much as a year or more! So what gives? There are several factors that determine the total treatment time; the following two are […]
Some of our patients want braces but object to the idea of having brackets show on their teeth. Meet Sierra! Sierra is a news reporter for KBOI and wanted her teeth straightened but did not want the braces to be visible on TV. Here is a photo of her teeth before braces: We decided to […]
A Romantic Date Night For Two? You Could Be The Winner!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we are running our next contest as a romantic date night for two! Now, until February 15th, our office locations are taking guesses on how much Valentines Candy is in the jar. Guess the correct amount and you and a lucky guest could win a $25 gift card to […]
Brusher of The Month: Our December Winner
December was a month full of sweet treats and holiday goodness at every turn; making it hard for everyone to take exceptional care of their teeth, but not for Evelynn Hales! Evelynn was our December Brusher of the Month winner from our Meridian office! Evelynn found herself $100 richer and screamed when she found out! […]
Who Won Everything in Dr. Travis’ Stocking Contest?
December was a great month! Everyone had holiday cheer and Christmas spirit to spare. We had such a great time with our “Guess What’s Inside Dr. Travis’ Santa Stocking” contest, too! There were tons of guesses, but in the end, it was Jolie Drake and Rachel Sturkie that took everything home. Jolie Drake was our […]
A No Clutter New Year
The years seem to be flying by and 2015 is quickly coming to an end, 2016 will be here before we know it! Now’s the time to get organized and focused. January is a great month for getting organized and back on track. The holiday season brings hustle and bustle and it’s easy to be […]
Who is our Next Brusher of The Month?
We love seeing our patients get nothing but ‘A’s’ on their brusher report card, and Gabrielle Hernandez has done just that! She will be so excited to find out she gets to take home $100 at her next appointment! Congratulations, Gabrielle! Keep Up The Good Work! Remember to always keep up on your hygiene and […]