How to Find an Orthodontist Near You

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Many adults and children will need orthodontic treatment at some point in their lives. However, the busier our lives get – the less we are willing to add another thing to our plates. Like visits to the orthodontist. Therefore, having an orthodontist that is near you is helpful.    If you are searching for an […]

What to Expect at Your Initial Orthodontic Consultation

Prepare for Your Orthodontic Consultation Is it time for you or your kid to visit the orthodontist? Did you already take the first step and schedule your initial consultation? If so, this post is for you!   Making an appointment for the initial consultation is the first step in orthodontic care. The next step is coming […]

Dentists vs Orthodontists: What to Know

What is the Difference Between Dentists and Orthodontists? If you are already seeing a dentist twice a year for your bi-annual cleaning, you may wonder why you would also need to see an orthodontist. Especially if you don’t need braces. While not every person needs to be treated by an orthodontist, everyone can benefit from […]

What Are Palatal Expanders?

At Reagin Orthodontics, we want you and your family to experience the best in dental care. On occasion, we may suggest that your child wear a palatal expander to help teeth grow into place correctly. Naturally, you have questions about expanders. Below you’ll find the information you’re looking for. What is a Palatal Expander?  A […]

Do Nighttime Aligners Work?

Do Nighttime Aligners Work? If you’ve watched TV or been online lately, you might have seen an ad for an invisible aligner that you only have to wear at night. No muss, no fuss. Quick results. Sounds great, right?  Not so fast. When you read the details, you’ll find that nighttime aligners don’t work for […]

Can I Use My HSA to Pay for Dental Needs?

Can I Use My HSA to Pay for Dental Needs? You want to take care of your teeth, but you also want to make your money stretch as far as possible. That’s why we offer payment plans to suit different budgets. But did you know you can also use your HSA (health savings account) or […]

What Is Halitosis—And How Do I Fix It?

Everybody gets bad breath once in a while. That favorite Italian restaurant with the garlic bread can leave your breath smelling not-so-fresh. However, some people struggle with bad breath even if they don’t eat a pound of garlic for dinner. Halitosis—often called bad breath—is the condition in which a person’s breath smells bad, unattractive, or […]

Allergic Reactions to Braces

While it is not common to have an allergic reaction to your braces, it is possible. Most commonly, allergic reactions to braces are due to latex and nickel. To help limit these reactions, we have eliminated latex in our office as much as possible. Our practice is latex-free with the exception of our rubber bands/elastics […]

So, How Do Braces Actually Work?

Braces are often a common stage in many people’s lives, whether it’s a part of your teenage years, adult life, or otherwise. As with many things that are an accepted part of life, you might accept the technology without having a concrete understanding of how, exactly, it functions.   Have you ever wondered just how braces […]

Do You Have a Normal Bite?

Have you ever wondered if your bite is normal? What even is a normal bite? The History of the Normal Bite As early as the 1800s, dentists saw a need to classify what a normal bite might look like.  The need for this classification arose as dentists made false or prosthetic type teeth to replace […]