As a parent, you are just as affected when your child goes through a new experience such as orthodontic treatment. So, what should YOU expect and prepare for with the first appointment, the appointments for adjustments, and the day of the BIG reveal when braces come of...

Interested in Invisalign, but not a fan of the gooey, messy, gross stuff they call “impressions”? Neither are we at VCO Orthodontics which is why we use the iTero for all our Invisalign patients!

Not only is the iTero scanner less messy and an easier process for patient...

If you have braces you’ve experienced the joy of picking a color to put on them at each appointment. Have you ever wondered exactly what the colors are for? As fun as they are, they DO serve a purpose in your treatment as well as adding style to your smile!

Braces are m...

You’ve just finished your treatment with either braces or Invisalign and can taste the sweetness of long awaited freedom, congrats! Once finished, however, your work does not stop here. Although it’s a simple task, wearing a retainer following treatment is extremely im...

  1. You are not alone! Adults with braces are so common now and you should never feel embarrassed about doing something healthy for your teeth! The number of adults with braces has increased 150% over the past few years as more and more patients are realizing the benef...

1. Qualifications and experience

  • Make sure that your orthodontist has had proper education and is a specialist!

  • Ask how long your orthodontist has been practicing.

  • Ask if the orthodontist has experience with kids if you are bringing your child.

  • Res...

A permanent retainer, called a lingual retainer, is one that is glued to the inside part of your teeth (the part of the teeth by the tongue). It is not visible. Usually, a permanent retainer lasts about 5-7 years. It can become unglued during a dental cleaning, normal...

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