What are lingual braces?

June 19th, 2024

Patients who want corrective braces but don’t like the look of traditional braces with the metal showing on the front have an alternative in lingual braces. As opposed to metal braces visible across the front of the teeth, lingual braces are placed on the rear of the teeth. Most of the metal in lingual braces…
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Generic Clear Aligners vs. Invisalign®

June 13th, 2024

You may have a talent for home repairs. You may be able to rebuild your computer. You may even be able to put together a whole room of furniture armed only with flat-box kits and an Allen wrench. But, please—don’t try do-it-yourself orthodontics! Now that generic clear aligners are available, you might consider giving them…
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Don't forget your retainer this summer!

June 5th, 2024

As we start our summer, our team at Melanie Parker Orthodontics wants to remind our patients who have completed treatment that it is very important to wear your retainer as prescribed even while away for vacations and summer camps. If you are away from home and only wearing your retainer at night, here is a…
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Will my child benefit from early orthodontic treatment?

May 29th, 2024

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, orthodontic treatment for children should start at around age seven. Dr. Melanie Parker can evaluate your child’s orthodontic needs early on to see if orthodontic treatment is recommended for your son or daughter. Below, we answer common questions parents may have about the benefits of early childhood orthodontics.…
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