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You Asked, We Answered: What Does It Feel Like When You Get Braces?

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 6:17 pm
Closeup of woman with braces smiling during adjustment appointment

Do you hesitate to smile because there is a noticeable gap between your front teeth? Do you constantly fixate on your crooked teeth, wishing they were perfectly straight? If so, then you’re probably looking into braces, so you can decide if they are the best treatment for you. Naturally, one of the first questions on your mind might be, “What do braces feel like?” Here’s the answer!


Wondering If Your Child Should Get Braces on Their Baby Teeth? Read This!

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 6:57 pm
Kid with braces smiling

Braces are well-known for their ability to correct a variety of orthodontic issues that children struggle with, like bite problems and misaligned teeth. But are they ideal for kids who don’t have all their permanent teeth yet? Possibly! Phase 1 Orthodontics refers to braces that can be used with baby teeth, permanent teeth, or a mixture of the two. Read on to learn more!


Eating with Braces: The Do’s and Don’ts of What to Pack in Your Child’s Lunch

August 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 7:43 pm
a backpack and lunchbox with various fruits and milk

Now that school is back in session, it’s time to start packing your child’s lunches each day. If they received braces over the summer, you may wonder which foods are going to be easiest for them to eat. If you’re worried they might actually damage their wires and brackets system, it’s time to review a list of acceptable and unacceptable foods that will either help or hinder your child’s smile.


4 Metal Braces Myths It’s Time to Debunk

August 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 7:08 pm
metal braces located along the top and bottom teeth

When you begin to hear things about metal braces, you may wonder if what you’re learning is factually correct. Not everyone shares the same experience, insight, information, and opinion, so discerning truths from untruths can be very difficult. An orthodontist is here to debunk four myths about metal braces, so you have the clarity you need.