Who Would You Trust with Your Smile?

If you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw Read More

Embracing Change At Lightning Speed in 2014

Life as we know it at Affiliated Orthodontics, both professionally in the delivery of orthodontic care and personally in our lives, is changing at the blink of an eye. It is both an exciting and intimidating age we live in and it amazes Dr. Randol Womack and our team every day. If we are here today, Read More

Braces or Invisalign… That is the Question

Considering orthodontic treatment to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It is a big decision and one that requires research if you are considering #Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Both will lead to your new smile, but the roads traveled are quite different. Everyone is familiar with #braces that are available Read More

Are Your Children Eating Cereals That Are Mainly Sugar in a Box?

The Environmental Working Group researchers recently ranked more than 1500 #cereals by their total #sugar content, total weight and compared the findings with guidelines issued by federal health agencies and other organizations. What is most disturbing is that they also re-evaluated the list of 84 popular cereals evaluated in 2011 for comparison. Results… not one Read More

Was Tom Cruise a Victim of Bullying as Kid?

Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight. Do you think Read More

Practice Smart Sun Safety This Summer

Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Affiliated Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about Read More

Thanks Moms!! From Affiliated Orthodontics

Next weekend is Mother’s Day. From the team at Affiliated Orthodontics we applaud your efforts, acknowledge the challenges you accept during treatment, and thank you for your efforts! If it wasn’t for moms, most kids and teens would be hard pressed to keep up with all the instructions needed to achieve a great orthodontic result Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with Affiliated Orthodontics

Dr. Randol Womack and team at Affiliated Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day on April 22nd as a way to demonstrate our support for environmental protections. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 among two thousand colleges and universities, approximately 10.000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the Read More

Protect Your Orthodontic Investment – Wear Your Retainers!

After orthodontic treatment is completed at Affiliated Orthodontics, retainers are the finishing touch to maintain your beautiful new smile while the teeth stabilize and over a lifetime of good oral health. An orthodontic retainer is a custom-fit device that is removable or bonded depending upon the patient’s individual needs. It is your insurance policy your Read More

Mouthguards – A Germ Infested Breeding Ground

Most adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during Read More

Enjoy Eating Right During March National Nutrition Month

Did you know that research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition as the main reason why we choose one food over another? Even though hereditary, social, emotional and health factors play a role, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. So setting healthy standards are important to family health Read More

Affiliated Orthodontics Proudly Sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month in 2014

The National Children’s Center Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers, and many others each year. This year’s the 2014 NCDHM campaign features the slogan “Join the Super Smile Team!”. The Read More

TMJ Jaw Pain Can Be a Mouthful

Living with aching or clicking jaws can be hard to swallow! Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a joint disorder that affects the opening and closing of the jaw, and can have many side effects that relate to the teeth, head and neck. Like other joints, the relationship between the Read More

Start the New Year with a New Smile

Losing weight, exercising, healthy diet, and reducing stress are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions that target health and well-being. While they are important, have you ever thought about improving your smile? While many patients undergo orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons, braces also correct tooth alignment, spacing, and your occlusion or bite for Read More

Experiencing The Holidays

At Affiliated Orthodontics, we are midway into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When was the last time you stopped to simply experience and appreciate what your life has to offer and how much do you take for granted on a regular basis? Take a few moments to be grateful for the simple Read More