Category: Orthodontic FAQs

How to Switch Orthodontists During Treatment

There may come a time during your orthodontic treatment when you need to relocate, and thus continue treatment at a different orthodontic office. Our office sees this situation fairly often since we’re in a military community, and changing orthodontists is not as difficult as you may think. Spillers Orthodontics works with patients who are transferring… Read more »


Why Our Patients Love Digital Impressions

If you’ve visited Spillers Orthodontics recently, you know that we’re all about digital technology. Our office utilizes 3D digital X-ray, 3D imaging, 3D printing and intraoral scanning. Intraoral scanning is especially appealing to our patients. It eliminates the need for tray and putty impressions that so many patients dislike and creates a more comfortable, relaxing… 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 »


5 Ways to Protect Your Braces and Aligners During Halloween

For most children, October means one thing: Halloween candy. For orthodontists, it’s a month for embracing beautiful, healthy smiles in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. After all, we all know that Halloween treats tend to play tricks on patients. That’s why Spillers Orthodontics offers patients and the entire community five timely tips to protect… Read more »


Open Enrollment for Healthcare Benefits

Fall is Open Enrollment for many employers. This is when you can make changes and your final decisions about your insurance benefits for the upcoming year. Many patients aren’t aware that they may have a dental insurance plan with a built-in benefit for orthodontic treatment, including braces, Invisalign®, and other services, so now is a… Read more »


All You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene While You Have Braces

If you want a successful orthodontic experience, but you’re not sure how to take good care of your teeth while aligning your smile, our team is more than happy to help! It’s important to maintain great oral hygiene while correcting your smile, so to help you properly clean your teeth each day, our team recommends… Read more »



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The Four Types of Malocclusion You May Be Suffering From

An improper bite, also known as malocclusion, is inconvenient and bothersome, especially because it prohibits your ability to properly smile, talk, eat, and even whistle. If you suffer from malocclusion, it’s time to correct your bite with orthodontic treatment from Spillers Orthodontics in Warner Robins or Macon, GA! To help you identify malocclusion in your… Read more »