The feeling after you finally get your braces off is amazing! Your smile has never looked better and you’re ready to show it off to the world. But did you know that getting your braces off doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear for the rest of your life? Teeth can shift slightly over time and undo some of the work that your braces did. The braces and your orthodontist did their part, now it’s up to you to keep your smile perfect. Learn the things to help you keep your smile looking beautiful forever.
Wear Your Retainer:
Your retainer is the very best defense against shifting teeth. Wear it exactly as your orthodontist recommends, and it should keep your teeth from moving over time.
Remember the Value:
Braces are an investment in both money AND time. Remember what it took to get your smile looking the way it did. When you value that investment, you’ll be more likely to take care of it.
Regular Dental Checkups:
You may be finished in the orthodontist’s chair, but it’s really important to keep seeing your general dentist regularly. Make appointments for checkups twice a year for regular cleanings and exams.
Guard Your Mouth:
Be sure to always wear your mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth at night. You should also wear one during any high-impact sports or activities where mouth injuries are possible.
Keep practicing good oral hygiene. Remember to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
If you think you may be seeing changes in your smile, don’t wait to contact us. It’s easier to correct or straighten teeth the earlier you notice a difference.
Contact Us for Help
A common cause of shifting teeth – especially for teens – is the eruption of wisdom teeth that can cause teeth to shift and crowd. Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon about how to keep your teeth straight, and call an orthodontist for their opinion if necessary.
Following these tips is the best way to make sure that your teeth stay straight and beautiful. Sounds easy enough, right? We know that you’ve got this! As always, if you ever need orthodontic care after you’re done with braces, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We want you to know we will always be here for you when any orthodontic issue arises.
Clean and Professional Selma Office
Great place, everything is very clean and cutting edge and the people are professional and friendly. Couldn’t ask for anything more than that. I recommend everybody go to Dr. Wood to get your braces done. -Cheala B.
Clean and Cutting Edge
Thank you Cheala for sharing your experience with others! We are so thankful for patients like you. Our team at TW Orthodontics takes pride in creating a clean and friendly environment for our patients and their families. We offer a variety of treatments including phase 1 and phase 2 treatment plans, Invisalign®, TMD Disorder, Oral Surgery, and more. Our doctors offer a unique and personalized treatment plan for all our patients and will talk about your treatment options during your first appointment.
Our Orthodontic Team
At TW Orthodontics we serve patients in four different locations Andalusia, Enterprise, Montgomery, and Selma. When you visit our office, you will meet the amazing team of doctors who will oversee your treatment plan. Our doctors truly care about our patients and take the time to get to know you, answer your questions, and make you feel comfortable. We value our patient’s time and know how important it is to keep you informed throughout your entire orthodontic journey. We can’t wait to see you smile at the end of it!
Start your Treatment Today!
With the year coming to a close very soon, we want to remind you to take advantage of any pending insurance benefits. If you don’t have time to come in before 2022, the new year is also a great time to start your orthodontic journey. If you’re not sure where to start, give us a call today at (334) 874-6627 to figure out how you can get started. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, click here! We can’t wait to meet you soon.
Nothing feels better than when your team wins the big game! But dental injuries due to sports accidents occur more often than you may think. An injury to the face – especially during high-contact sports – is almost guaranteed to break your braces or other orthodontic appliances. It’s also possible to injure your mouth, teeth, gums, and/or tongue. All of that sounds pretty scary – but don’t throw away your kid’s cleats just yet. Thankfully, mouthguards are an easy way to prevent most sport-related injuries.
Guard Your Smile
Protect your mouth with a mouthguard during all sports where a blow to the face is possible. Mouthguards cushion the impact if you were to get hit and significantly reduce the risk of broken brackets or wires. Mouthguards should cover the upper teeth and can also help to prevent broken teeth
. It’s really important that kids in high-contact sports wear their mouthguards during games, competitions, and even during practice. Injuring your mouth or breaking your braces can derail your orthodontic progress and lead to increased treatment times.
Invisalign and Sports
It is recommended that your child remove their Invisalign
aligners when playing high-impact sports – mostly because wearing their mouthguard takes priority when injuries are possible. However, it is generally safe to wear aligner trays when less intense or low-impact sports. If your child needs to take out their aligners to play sports, it’s important they put them back in their mouth as soon as they’re finished with physical activity for the day.
When it comes to orthodontics, sports injuries are just part of the game. We know that our patients have active lives and that sports are often a big part of that. We don’t want to dissuade anyone from playing sports, but we do want to help you be as careful as possible. Think about your mouthguard as part of your gear. Like a helmet for your teeth! If you do experience a sports-related injury, call us
as soon as possible. The sooner we know about your injury and the extent of it, the sooner we can get you back on track. We want you to have a beautiful smile on and off the field!
5-Star Review for TW Orthodontics Montgomery
We have the best patients and we love hearing about their experiences with us at TW Orthodontics! Read about what Dee said about her experience:
These people are the most friendly people I have met thus far while being in Montgomery. They honestly care and love what they do. I have had braces before and the treatment and care that I have received so far is extremely exceptional! I can’t wait to continue this journey! Thank you TW Orthodontics!
Customized Treatment Just for You
Our team makes it our priority to understand each of our patient’s specific needs. Once we meet with our patients we are able to create a customized treatment plan that fits their needs and goals. In addition, our team promises to communicate treatment progress and updates throughout the entire journey. We want to make sure our patients and patient’s parents know how their smile is changing! Watching our patients finally have the smile they have dreamed about is one of our favorite parts of this job.
Your Montgomery Orthodontist
TW Orthodontics has four different locations and is proud to be serving patients in Andalusia
, and Selma
. If you live near our Montgomery office, we would love for you to make that office your orthodontic home. Before coming into the office, we encourage you to take a virtual tour through our Montgomery office here
Now and Always Accepting New Patients
We are now accepting new patients at all four of our locations. The four convenient locations provide our patients with a variety of options based on where they live! If you or someone you know is looking to start their orthodontic journey soon, consider sending them to TW Orthodontics! Schedule your first appointment through our appointment request
form or give us a call at (334) 260-8166!
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our team here at TW Orthodontics
is supporting the cause by encouraging our patients to Embrace for a Cure. Research shows that 1 in 7 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Over the past few years, there has been an increased awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness. Because of this, more women are getting their routine mammograms. This is very important because it helps to catch cancer early. Join us to continue bringing awareness to Breast Cancer!
Join Us in Pink
The entire month of October our team wants to promote cancer awareness, education, and prevention. We understand that the disease affects many people and families. To show our support, we are encouraging our patients and families to wear pink to your appointments this month.
Embraced for a Cure
During the month of October, TW Orthodontics will donate $1 for every patient who gets pink elastics on their braces. At the end of the month, we will donate to breast cancer awareness on behalf of TW Orthodontics. Thank you for supporting the cure with us this year!
Treatment with Clear Braces
We often hear patients who are concerned about the appearance of their orthodontic appliances, and more specifically – braces. The good news is that now there are other options that traditional metal braces. That’s right – clear braces and clear aligners are both great options for many patients worried about how braces will look. (And this can especially be true for our adult patients!)
Clear Ceramic Braces
We’ve found that when people hear “clear braces” they almost always think of the aligner tray treatment plan. But that’s not the only option. Another popular choice for less noticeable orthodontic treatment is clear ceramic braces. This treatment plan places a natural-colored bracket that blends in with your teeth rather than the traditional metal brackets.
Even though the brackets may look different, clear braces work just like traditional metal braces do. They move your teeth using brackets and wires that apply pressure to your teeth. We think this is an especially good option for those patients who may be prone to forgetting to wear or losing aligner trays. Many patients find the look of clear braces an attractive way to undergo treatment and we agree!
Clear aligners tend to be a very popular orthodontic treatment because of their subtle appearance. Patients will receive a set of clear trays (called aligners) that are custom made for each person’s individual needs. Teeth are moved into their ideal position by the gentle pressure that the aligners apply. Instead of coming in for appointments to tighten the wires on traditional braces, a patient will just pop in the next aligner tray – which means fewer office visits too! The best part is that the clear trays are virtually invisible! Most people won’t even realize you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Get Started with TW Orthodontics
We’re happy to answer all your questions about clear braces. We know the importance of having confidence in your appearance. There’s no reason to be insecure while achieving a lifelong beautiful smile. Clear aligner trays or clear braces can give you a subtle look with big results. Give our office a call today to set up a consultation and find the best treatment plan for your individual needs!
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Nothing makes us happier than seeing the smiles of our patients. We know that our teachers are a big part of those smiles. They’re shaping the futures of our kiddos and we’re shaping their smiles!
It’s easy to be thankful for teachers this time of year, but let’s be honest – we should be appreciative of teachers every day! Let’s try to remember to show our thanks to our teachers all school year long.
ABCs of Teacher Appreciation
A – Arming Children with Education!
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We couldn’t agree more.
B – Beautiful Memories
In addition to teaching our children, teachers create situations that will result in lifelong memories. Think back on your time in school. We’re willing to bet you have many treasured memories that are all thanks to a teacher.
C – Connection with our Kids
Beyond educating our kids, teachers truly form deep connections with their students. We’re so thankful for the teachers that create a safe space for our kids to be themselves and learn every day.
Thank You Teachers!
, Dr. Wood
, and Dr. Shelley
want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the teachers in Alabama. We are in a unique position to watch the ways that our patients grow and learn over the course of their treatment times. We know that teachers are a huge part of that development!
Tell us about your favorite teacher. We can’t wait to hear about the ways that education has impacted your child!
Phenomenal Orthodontic Care at TW Orthodontics Enterprise
Are you looking for an orthodontic home in Enterprise, AL
? The TW Orthodontics team
loves hearing from all of our amazing patients! Read about what Ashley said about her experience at our Enterprise office:
We absolutely love the care we receive each time we are seen. All of the staff are always so friendly and are willing to answer any questions or concerns we have.
Phenomenal Orthodontic Care
Here at TW Orthodontics, we make it a priority to make every patient feel like they are the only one in the office. Our entire team is incredibly knowledgable in the dental field and know how to uniquely treat every patient. Not only does our team here at TW Orthodontics want the best for your teeth, they want the best for you and your overall health. Our doctors make sure to look beyond straightening your teeth and make sure to catch any underlying health issues revolving around your mouth.
Our team understands that orthodontic treatment is definitely an investment. We make sure to do all that we can to create healthy and beautiful smiles that are affordable for everyone! With that said, everyone’s situation is different. We work with a variety of insurances and self-pay patients depending on your needs. When bringing your child in for treatment, let us know if you do have dental insurance
. If you don’t, you do not have to worry! The cost of treatment will vary depending on each situation but we will always be proactive and upfront with treatment costs.
Ready to Get Started?
Are you interested in starting you or your child’s orthodontic journey at our Enterprise location? Give us a call at (334) 347-0096 to schedule your first appointment! You can also schedule your first appointment by filling out our appointment request form
. We look forward to meeting and working with you soon!
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Finding Your Orthodontic Home in Andalusia
Looking for an orthodontist in Andalusia? The TW Orthodontics team
loves hearing from our patients! Brandi A. from Andalusia says:
“We love TW Orthdontics! They are always friendly. We had a consult with another orthodontist and we were not pleased, and we are so glad we waited and went with Dr. Turner!”
Your New Orthodontic Home
Finding the right orthodontic home can be a difficult choice but we are so glad to hear that people like Brandi found their orthodontic home here with us. Something to remember when choosing your Orthodontist is not all Orthodontists are the same. With anything, there is a variety of experience, attention to detail, and care. Dr. Turner and our entire orthodontic team prioritizes our patients every single day. We know that visiting an orthodontist is a personal decision and it’s not one anyone should make lightly.
What to Expect as a New Patient
Becoming a new patient anywhere can be overwhelming and scary but we make sure that every single new patient feels fully prepared before they even walk in our doors. Your initial exam will take about 40-60 minutes. Our doctors and team members guarantee a thorough exam to ensure that they create the best treatment plan for you. Your initial exam will include photos and x-rays that will help Dr. Wood and Dr. Turner to make a diagnosis and ultimately customize your plan based on your individual needs.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
The best way to make sure you’re prepared for your first orthodontic appointment is to make sure you are all set with your dental insurance. Before the appointment, make sure to call your dental insurance provider for info regarding your benefits. After that is taken care of, make sure to have your insurance card on hand for the appointment. The other way you can speed up wait time in our office is to complete the following new patient forms ahead of time. These forms will be sent automatically to our office. How easy is that?
Interested in Traditional Braces or Invisalign®?
Are you ready to make TW Orthodontics your new orthodontic home? Well, we are excited to meet you! To request an appointment click here and fill out the following form. You can also give us a call at (334) 222-3054 to set up your first appointment. See you soon!
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