Archive for the ‘ Orthodontics ’ Category

At-Home Teeth Straightening

Why choose Invisalign® when you can order a cheap, internet version of invisible aligners and do it yourself? If you participate in any type of social media, it is likely that you have seen advertisements for at-home teeth straightening systems like Smile Direct Club™, Snap Correct™ and Straight Teeth Direct™.  It seems as if everywhere […]

Caring for Teeth While in Braces

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Best Day Ever The day you get your braces off should be the best day ever. After months, maybe even years, of hiding your metal mouth and constantly digging food out of the brackets and wires, you will feel a newfound sense of freedom and won’t be able to pass a […]

Healthy Start Appliances

What is Healthy StartTM? Healthy StartTM is a new treatment option offered by Dr. Chowning that provides an exciting way to treat sleep-disordered breathing issues in children, address certain orthodontic and growth concerns, and correct bad habits such as thumb-sucking or pacifier use.  The Healthy StartTM system was developed by Dr. Earl Bergersen to meet […]

Invisalign®

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 What is Invisalign®?  Invisalign® is a method of straightening teeth that does not require metal brackets or wires.  It consists of a series of removable clear plastic aligners (or trays) that are custom made for each individual’s teeth.  When a patient decides to straighten their teeth with Invisalign®, Dr. Chowning makes […]