Category: Orthodontic FAQs

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 »


Orthodontics: What Time is the Right Time?

Do you have a child who’s struggling to grow into his or her smile? Do you yourself have less-than-straight teeth or a jaw that doesn’t seem to align properly? Do these issues ever cause you or your child discomfort or embarrassment? If so, you should ask  about orthodontic treatment. Permanent dental issues usually develop when… Read more »


The Proper Way of Caring for Your Retainers

If you keep your orthodontic retainers in tip-top shape, your smile will remain in tip-top shape. However, some people aren’t quite sure how to properly care for and clean their retainers. If you could be considered as one of these people, our team is here to save the day! For proper retainer care in ,… Read more »


Do I Need A Repair Appointment?

If you have damage to your braces, the  team is happy to talk with you about what to do! So, when you notice that something is broken, we recommend doing the following things: Assess the situation If you have a loose bracket, the first thing to determine is if the bracket is still attached to the… Read more »


What’s Technology Have to Do with Orthodontics?

What’s technology have to do with Orthodontics you may ask? Good question! The answer is: a lot actually. Like the medical field, technology has revolutionized the field of orthodontics, making treatment easier, faster, more comfortable, and even more effective. This is great news for parents seeking treatment for their kids, and adults seeking treatment themselves.… Read more »


About Orthodontics

What is an Orthodontist? Did you know all orthodontists are trained, experienced dentists who have completed additional specialist qualifications to become orthodontists? However, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, only 6% of dentists are orthodontists. That’s a small number. So, what’s the difference between these two professions, and when should you see an orthodontist?… Read more »