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.

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Everything You Should Know Before Treatment

Traditional braces have been around for many, many years, and have a pretty impressive track record of successfully correcting a variety of orthodontic issues. In fact, when it comes to straightening teeth and improving oral health, braces are one of the most useful tools we have. If you’re considering braces treatment with Thacker Orthodontics, it’s Read More

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Types of Malocclusions

Unless you happen to keep regular company with an orthodontist or two, chances are good that you probably haven’t heard the word malocclusion very often! This technical term describes what happens when mismatched or misaligned teeth and jaws cause a person to have what we refer to as a “bad bite.” When left untreated over Read More

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The Different Types Of Retainers

There’s a lot of time, effort, and hard work that goes into successfully completing orthodontic treatment. It’s exciting when you have the finish line in site, and you deserve to celebrate getting your braces taken off or using that last aligner! Keep in mind, however, that there’s a second phase of treatment required to round Read More

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Braces And Gingivitis

Undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces has many benefits, the most obvious of which is a beautifully aligned, fully functional smile!  However, like most things in life, it can come with its own set of challenges. One of these learning curves can be finding and maintaining an effective dental hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing regularly is Read More

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Braces Vs. Invisalign

If you’ve recently learned that your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information to take in, and you’re likely to have a a number of questions and concerns: what is the cause of the problem? What will orthodontic treatment do to correct it? Which Read More

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Orthodontics For Adults

Although the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has skyrocketed in recent years, it is not uncommon for older patients to feel as though it is too late to do anything about their smile, even if they are unhappy with it. You may love the idea of straighter teeth but are not sure braces are Read More

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Why Retainers are Important After Braces

When you’ve spent years in braces or Invisalign aligners, there’s a lot of time and effort that goes into orthodontic treatment. It’s an exciting day you get to say goodbye to your appliances. It’s been a tedious, hard road to a beautiful smile, and you’ve sacrificed a lot. But you’re not at the finish line Read More

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How Two-Phase Treatment Can Change Your Smile

Timing is everything when it comes to your child’s smile. With a good game plan, your child can have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. We know it can be confusing and stressful deciding on an orthodontic treatment for your child, but here at Thacker Orthodontics we make sure it is not! Most common Read More

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Invisalign 101

Despite all the fantastic advances in orthodontics over the past few years, many patients are still filled with dismay when they hear the news that they are going to need braces. We know traditional metal braces have a reputation of being bulky and awkward that has been hard to shake. Many teens and adults are Read More