5 ways to prepare before getting braces

Braces are life changing! After braces, your teeth will never go back to their pre-braces condition (as long as you wear your retainer, that is). Your smile is changed forever! This is extremely exciting, but it does leave room for a few questions. How can you prepare yourself before this life-changing treatment? Come to your […]

How to see the best results with clear braces

  Now that you decided on a type of clear braces, whether they’re ceramic braces or Invisalign® aligners, you’re probably super eager to begin your treatment. Just like anything else you try for the first time, you may have some initial questions and concerns. If you’re wondering how to maintain the transparency of your clear […]

When Should My Child Go To the Orthodontist?

  “No, you cannot wear makeup to school. You’re not old enough yet.” “No, you cannot go to Jeremy’s party. Ask me again in 3 years.”   Sound familiar? Children grow up quickly! They’re eager to step into the unknown world of adultness and everything maturity has to offer. As a parent, this can be […]

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. […]

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 […]

Dr. Spillers to Teach About Invisalign®

Spillers Orthodontics is proud to announce some exciting news about our very own Dr. Don Spillers! Align Technology, Inc., the very same company that makes Invisalign® clear aligners, has recently added Dr. Spillers to its teaching staff. Dr. Spillers began using Invisalign to treat smiles in 1999. Since then, he has treated over 1,800 patients […]

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 […]

Smiles Change Lives

It’s true. We see it daily at Spillers Orthodontics. Patients come to our office and they aren’t happy with their smiles. Some are suffering from low self-esteem. Some are teased at school. Many are adults who have suffered for years. They want to smile and laugh, but are too embarrassed. Being able to impact a […]

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 […]

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 […]