The Whitewater Orthodontics Blog

News, tips, and insights from Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, with offices in Lacey, Lakewood, Yelm, WA.

Orthodontic Emergencies and Mouth Protection

Orthodontic Emergencies and Mouth Protection

You’ve got places to be, people to see, and mouths to feed. Sometimes, it can seem like you are doing all you can to keep up, leaving little time for preparing for possible problems that may arise. It only takes one sporadic event to make you realize just how fast things can go awry. That’s Read More

Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

You’ve taken a big step by having braces put on. You’re now officially on the path towards a healthy, beautiful smile. It’s an exciting time, but it also comes with a bit of a learning curve. You may need to make a few adjustments as you get used to your new orthodontic treatment, but it Read More

How Can Orthodontics Help Facial Asymmetry?

How Can Orthodontics Help Facial Asymmetry?

You only get one smile, and it’s the first thing most people notice about you. It can define so much of your personality and affect how you carry yourself. The symmetry of your face can determine whether you are outgoing and speak up for yourself and how you position yourself in photographs and interviews. The Read More

What to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

What to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

A successful orthodontic treatment experience isn’t just about receiving professional and gentle care. You also need to trust that your doctor and the orthodontic team have your best interests in mind and at heart. At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people – especially children – feel good Read More

The Top 10 Braces Myths You Need to Know

The Top 10 Braces Myths You Need to Know

If you are looking into the prospect of getting braces, it’s normal to be a little apprehensive. You’ve likely only heard the worst possible things about the metal apparatuses of old and, like a game of telephone, the legends grow with each report. At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we believe an informed patient will have the Read More

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Every patient is unique, and with a variety of orthodontic treatments available, it’s important to find which treatment works best for helping you achieve your ideal smile. And with the growing popularity of Invisalign clear aligners, more patients are enjoying the benefits of traditional metal braces without all the brackets and wires. However, the growing Read More

4 Benefits You Won't Get With Mail-Order Aligners

4 Benefits You Won’t Get With Mail-Order Aligners

Over the last several years, we’ve all gotten used to the idea that we can order just about anything and have it delivered directly to our front door within a few days. As convenient as this is, there are some drawbacks. This is something we’ve seen even in the world of orthodontics, thanks to at-home Read More

4 Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

4 Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

Clunky metal brackets, unruly wires, and a limited diet, but it never fails there is always something stuck in your teeth. These might be the things that spring to mind when you think of the prospect of getting braces. Thanks to cutting-edge technology in orthodontic treatment, that metal-clad adolescent look is a thing of the Read More

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Recognizing Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

It’s not uncommon for young children to pick up bad oral habits as they grow up, but thankfully most of them are relatively harmless or broken as your child grows up. They’re certainly not something you’d need to consult with an orthodontist about! There are some oral habits, however, that can negatively affect the way Read More