Category: Braces

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Why Should I Go To An Experienced Orthodontist Over a Dentist for Braces?

  If you don’t have a true understanding of the differences between orthodontic care and general dental care, you may believe these professionals are interchangeable. When it comes to braces or aligner treatments, orthodontists are highly trained with intensive experience. Orthodontists do much more work behind your smile than you may think!   Educational Background… Read more »



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How does Invisalign® work?

The odds of winning the lottery tomorrow? 175,000,000 to 1. (But still possible.) The odds of receiving a crash course on the ins and outs of clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners right here, right now? 100% in your favor. You’ve probably heard of clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners, but maybe you haven’t heard enough yet.… Read more »


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Clear Aligners: The Ideal Orthodontic Treatment for Student Athletes

You’re a pro at parenting, because you understand the art of multitasking. Knocking out two birds with one stone is your specialty. That’s why clear aligners are the ideal option for your student athlete. Clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners straighten your child’s teeth while he or she plays team sports. We don’t have to tell… Read more »


Ava Still Enjoys Her Favorite Foods With Invisalign Teen

Having a straight smile is very important to teenagers. Most teens spend years wearing braces to achieve the perfect smile. Invisalign Teen is a clear alternative to braces that more teens are embracing today because of its many benefits. Our 12-year-old patient, Ava, is wearing Invisalign Teen and has agreed to share her treatment journey… Read more »



Healthy Teeth Can Be Moved at Any Age

Millions of people in the United States and Canada are currently being treated by members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). One in four patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment moves teeth in the same way for a 75-year old as it does for a 13-year old. Spillers Orthodontics reminds those considering orthodontic treatment… Read more »


Do You Need to See Your Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment?

The answer is a resounding “YES!” Patients may assume they don’t need to see their general dentist during orthodontic treatment, since they see Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon for orthodontic check-ups regularly. While everyone should visit their dentist for a routine cleaning every six months, it is especially important for patients who are having orthodontic… Read more »


April is National Facial Protection Month

Are you a student athlete? If so, did you know that many sports injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gear? April is National Facial Protection Month and Spillers Orthodontics reminds athletes, their parents and coaches to play it safe by wearing mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could… Read more »


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Invisalign is Convenient!

Do you love popcorn, Twizzlers, and all the delicious chewy, crunchy, sticky and hard foods that are forbidden for patients who wear braces? You can still get the orthodontic treatment you need, without having to forego your favorite treats, with Invisalign®. One of the most attractive things about Invisalign treatment is its convenience. Like Sarah,… Read more »