Yearly Archives: 2023

A woman holding her clear aligners like those available from Dr. Andy

SmileDirectClub Shutdown – How Dr. Andy Can Help You Stay on Course for Orthodontic Treatment

The recent announcement about the shutdown of SmileDirectClub, a popular mail-order clear aligners company, is a major concern for anyone who was in the middle of their treatment. The company’s closure means all their previous customers will no longer receive scheduled aligners. This interruption can have serious consequences on your orthodontic journey, either stalling your…

A person trying to clean clear aligners to ensure they're safe to use

How to Clean Clear Aligners – A Comprehensive Guide to Proper Maintenance

Clear aligners have revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a comfortable and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. But as with any dental appliance, it’s critical to maintain clean aligners for optimal dental health. This guide is designed for anyone who is using or considering using clear aligners and aims to answer a straightforward but essential question:…

An X-Ray as a dentist explains what an orthodontist is

What Is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. Although they share many similarities with general dentists, their scope of practice is different in significant ways. From special education and training to the unique types of services they offer, orthodontists are experts in aligning teeth and jaws. Orthodontists Are…

A person in need of tips for new braces due to their new traditional metal braces

Tips for New Braces Wearers: Navigating the Journey to a Beautiful Smile

Embarking on the journey to a straighter, stunning smile with braces is exciting, yet comes with its own set of challenges. From adjusting to eating, speaking, and maintaining proper oral hygiene, there’s a lot for new braces wearers to navigate. Moreover, the importance of proper care and maintenance of braces cannot be overstated, as these…