Tag: Braces


Braces, Straighter Smile, Traditional Braces

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 »


Removable Retainers vs. Permanent Retainers

Congratulations! The time has come when you have finished your braces or Invisalign treatment, and you finally have the smile you have always wanted! So what happens next? Retainers! Retainers play a vital role in your orthodontic treatment. They hold the teeth in the position where we placed them during treatment. Teeth have a natural… 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 »


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 »


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 »


Ceramic Braces, Braces, Teen Braces

The Importance of Seeing an Orthodontist by Age 7

Are you wondering when the right time is to take your child to an orthodontic visit? Many parents can’t imagine their child seeing an orthodontist while they still have baby teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child have a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. What is… Read more »