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First Dates and Braces: What to Know

Going on that first date can be nerve-racking. Picking out the right outfit. Choosing the restaurant. What to talk about. The butterflies in your stomach. Could this person be “the one”? If these unknowns weren’t enough, you have one other issue to contend with: your braces. What’s the best approach for a successful first date […]

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 […]

What is a Water Flosser?

At Reagin Orthodontics we are all about good oral health! Daily brushing and flossing of your teeth as well as maintaining your 6 month visits to your dentist is the cornerstone of good oral health. One of the most important areas of your mouth to clean is in-between your teeth and around the tooth/gum junction. […]

What is Invisalign Teen and how does it work?

Invisalign takes a different approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.  You just pop in […]

What are Sugar Bugs?

What are “SugarBugs” and How Do I Get Them To Go Away? At Reagin Orthodontics we are committed to good oral hygiene and that means you need to make sure you are getting the sugar bugs off of your teeth. Sugar Bugs or plaque, is a combination of the food you eat with bacteria already […]

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, […]

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 […]