Orthodontics For All Ages

Orthodontics…is not just for kids anymore. Years ago when people thought about orthodontic braces they pictured a pre-teen or a teen ager with a mouth full of metal. But times have certainly changed. Today, orthodontic treatment is not just for kids any more. People of any age group can now have the smile they have Read More

Thanksgiving Gratitude

What does Thanksgiving mean in your home? Our team here at Affiliated Orthodontics realizes Thanksgiving can hold many meanings to many people. To us however Thanksgiving means being grateful and expressing gratitude for all the wonderful patients and families we have the opportunity and privilege to treat. To most, Thanksgiving means a literal feast of Read More

Invisalign For The Holidays

Now is the time to start thinking of the perfect gift for your special teen or adult in your life. What better way to express your sentiments and thoughts than to give someone you love the beautiful smile they always wanted. An Invisalign Smile is the perfect Holiday gift! For the majority of people, celebrations, parties, holiday treats, cookies Read More

Halloween Fun Facts

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time Read More

Orthodontic Health Month – October 2016

Orthodontic Health Month…You probably are not aware that this even exists. Well it certainly does. October is the designated month to increase peoples’ awareness regarding oral health and beautiful smiles. A beautiful smile can open so many doors in both your social life and business life. The Team at Affiliated Orthodontics wants you to join Read More

Speech Disorders – Can An Orthodontist Help?

Speech Disorders…Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help! Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the Read More

Labor Day – The History And Causes

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and Read More

Orthodontic Emergencies – What To Do

Orthodontic Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer! Orthodontic Emergencies When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and Read More

Practice Smart Sun Safety This Summer

Sun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors. Join Affiliated Orthodontics and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists Read More

Tongue Thrust – What Is It?

Tongue thrust…what is it? Our bodies are always breathing, blinking, staying balanced and doing a thousand other things we don’t notice to stay healthy and happy. But, the side effects of doing these unconscious behaviours wrong may create health problems that often go unnoticed or untreated. Take for example, the way people chew and swallow Read More

July 4th – Fun Facts About Independence Day

As July 4th rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our Affiliated Orthodontics team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence. Did you know July 4th, Read More

Wisdom Teeth – A Social Media Event

125 – Is Extraction of Wisdom Teeth A New Trending Topic On Social Media? Along with Lily Allen, Paris Hilton, and Emile Hirsch, Ariana Grande has become the most recent pop diva to share her personal dental experience on Instagram after removal of wisdom teeth. The caption read, “Peace out, final three wisdom teeth. It’s Read More

Grinding Teeth – Selfie Tells All

Grinding teeth and clenching is a very common problem and it has been found that 70% of people clench or grind their teeth as a result of stress and anxiety. The involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth is knows as “bruxism” and it typically occurs during sleep. Besides stress, bruxism can negatively impact the body Read More

Earth Day Is Friday April 22

April 22, 2016 is Earth Day. On this day let’s really do something to help our planet that is our home. The entire Team at Affiliated Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day as a way to demonstrate our support for the environment in which we live. In 1970, Earth Day was Read More