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Show your style with Braces Colors at Reagin Orthodontics

COLORFUL BRACES MAKE MORE THAN FASHION STATEMENT At Reagin orthodontics patients can choose from a splashy array of colors to make fashion statements with their braces. Some patients will coordinate pastels with a wardrobe, or choose signature hues for celebrating holidays while others like to support a cause or express school spirit. Whatever your motive, […]

9 Things to Know When Choosing An Orthodontist

Which Orthodontist Do I Choose? The obvious and easiest place to get started is with your current friends, neighbors and colleagues. If those friends and social contacts are parents, in particular, they are often great resources when you need to find an Orthodontist. Find out which Orthodontist they use and why… and, if they sought […]

Orthodontic Checkup–WHY age 7??

Orthodontic checkup-Why age 7? Many parents assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth in the mouth to have their first orthodontic check-up. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. “I would like to […]

Orthodontic Expander: Does my child need one?

Palatal Expander A major benefit of receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood is that it’s possible to take full advantage of a child’s own natural growth process to treat or even prevent malocclusions (“bad bites”). A palatal expander is a device designed to help us do that. Palatal expanders create more space in a child’s mouth […]

What Should You Ask At Your Consultation

You scheduled the consultation and today is the day you meet with Dr. Reagin for the exam and evaluation. We’ve talked about what happens at a consultation here, but are you wondering what questions you might want to ask? Dr. Reagin and his staff will cover these top five questions during your initial visit. Is […]

So What is Two-Phase Treatment?

It’s been 20 years since you’ve had braces and you remember spending the beginning or all of your teen years wearing them. Now your dentist is telling you at age seven your child needs to be evaluated by an orthodontist. Then the orthodontist tells you your child needs two-phase treatment and it needs to begin […]

What is the Ideal Age to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some children need to enter treatment in elementary school, while others are well into middle school before intervention is ideal. Interesting though is that there is a one-size-fits-all-answer as to when a child should first be evaluated by an orthodontist. An evaluation should take place at age seven, […]

Herbst Appliance & Airways

What do you need to know about the Herbst appliance? Using a cephalometric x-ray (the one that takes images from the side of the head (see fig 1), an orthodontist can properly diagnose whether the orthodontic issue is skeletal or dental in nature. If the issue is skeletal, the only way to properly address and […]

Should You See An Orthodontist

We bet you and your children brush your teeth at least twice a day and you hopefully floss too! You probably also go to the dentist twice a year and trust your dentist to let you know if you need to do anything more. The majority of dentists will refer you to an orthodontist or […]