The Thacker Orthodontics Blog

At Thacker Orthodontics, we are excited to share the latest orthodontic news, tips about orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign, as well as happenings to make you smile. We can't wait to serve you.

What Should I Do If I Lose Or Damage My Retainers?

What Should I Do If I Lose Or Damage My Retainers?

You know how sometimes you set something down somewhere, and then suddenly it’s gone? That something may very well be your retainer! Thacker Orthodontics understands that accidents happen, which is why today we want to answer this question for you: What should I do if I lose or damage my retainers? What Are Retainers For? Read More

What Should I Expect At My First Orthodontic Appointment?

What Should I Expect At My First Orthodontic Appointment?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because your general dentist has referred you for further assistance with a specific issue. Before you step into our office, the team at Thacker Orthodontics wants to offer you a glimpse inside and provide you with some insights on this question: What should I expect at my first orthodontic Read More

How Can I Prevent Tooth and Gum Issues While Wearing Braces?

How Can I Prevent Tooth and Gum Issues While Wearing Braces?

Even individuals who maintain diligent oral hygiene may need to adapt their routine when wearing braces. Today, our team at Thacker Orthodontics will tackle this question: How can I prevent tooth and gum issues while wearing braces? How Braces Work Understanding the basic mechanics of braces is crucial when considering orthodontic treatment. This applies specifically Read More

Are Adults Good Candidates for Braces?

Are Adults Good Candidates for Braces?

Surprisingly, the optimal time for braces isn’t limited to childhood or adolescence. In reality, waiting until adulthood can be a perfectly reasonable choice. Our team at Thacker Orthodontics is here to address a frequently asked question: Are adults good candidates for braces? Understanding Braces Before we explore their application for adult patients, let’s delve into Read More

How Do Orthodontists Create a Treatment Plan for Each Patient?

How Do Orthodontists Create a Treatment Plan for Each Patient?

A lot of potential patients don’t realize what goes into orthodontic treatment—and how closely we work with them to ensure perfect results. Our incredible team at Thacker Orthodontics will answer this question and more: How do orthodontists create a custom treatment plan for each patient? What Does An Orthodontist Do? Orthodontists are actually dental specialists. Read More

What To Expect When You Get Your Braces Off

What To Expect When You Get Your Braces Off

The day has arrived! It’s time to get those braces removed or to do away with those aligners! But what comes next? Our team at Thacker Orthodontics is here to provide you with a guide for what to expect when you get your braces off. Three, Two, One In our office, we offer three alignment Read More

Why Do Orthodontists Use X-rays?

Why Do Orthodontists Use X-rays?

Getting x-rays done at the dentist or orthodontist is a common part of many office visits. But did you know this technology wasn’t widely used for dental purposes until the 1950s? Our team at Thacker Orthodontics wants to tell you how these x-rays work and, more importantly, answer the question, “Why do orthodontists use x-rays?” Read More

How Do Braces Work?

How Do Braces Work?

Millions of people have braces in the United States. But have you ever asked yourself—how do braces work? Our team at Thacker Orthodontics is here to serve the Cincinnati area, and we can give you the rundown on this popular orthodontic treatment! Are Braces Right For Me? During a consultation about braces, Dr. Jim and Read More

The Team Behind Your Straight Smile

The Team Behind Your Straight Smile

Did you know that at Thacker Orthodontics, we care about more than just transforming your smile? Our goal is to build a great relationship with each patient so that they feel connected, secure, and happy each time they enter one of our offices! Your experience as our patient should be more than just sitting in Read More