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Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

A common misconception is that braces causes cavities. But in reality, it’s not the braces – it’s the lack of cleaning thoroughly around the brackets (and every side of each tooth) that causes the cavities to form. Basically, it comes down to the bacteria in your mouth feed off the stuff left behind on your… Read more…

Invisalign Treatment: Friend or Foe?

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

Would you love a straighter smile? Do you like the idea of doing braces without “doing braces”? We’ve got you covered. Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional braces. The treatment method has been around for more than a decade, and it’s quickly growing in popularity among teens and adults. But like any modality of… Read more…

LHO Summer Guide to Staycation with Your Kids

Posted on: July 7th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

You don’t have to travel far to have an amazing summer vacation with your family. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can soak up the vacation vibes right here on the Eastside. Whether you’re sticking around for a day, a weekend or even a week, we’ve pulled together some local activities and attractions… Read more…

5 Common Myths About Braces

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

A lifetime of happy smiles starts by knowing what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to wearing braces. When new patients come to our office, they often have lots of questions – along with plenty of misconceptions about orthodontics. Read on as we dispel 5 common myths about braces. Myth #1: People only get… Read more…

Straight Talk About Taking Care of Your Braces

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

Most people want a beautiful smile, which is why so many invest in braces and orthodontic care. But unfortunately, not everyone has the knowledge or understanding they need to get to their ultimate goal or end result. What’s more, improper care of your appliances and poor hygiene around your braces can negatively affect your result… Read more…

The Debate Over Sports Mouthguards & Concussions

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

There is a growing controversy over whether sports mouthguards prevent concussions in contact sports. The issue is especially important for youth players, who are more susceptible to the effects of concussions and need longer recovery time than adults. Some argue that athletic mouthguards are an effective way to protect against concussions. They’re designed to absorb… Read more…

Is sitting the new smoking?

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

I remember as a kid that smoking was a commonly expected sight on airplanes, restaurants and in public. Somewhere over the years anti-smoking campaigns started making the public more aware of the health dangers of smoking.  The public became aware of the long-term health problems and somewhere a switch clicked for the American public and smoking began… Read more…

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Back in the days of the super-popular sitcom “Friends,” Barry Farber was Rachels’ fiance before she moved in with Monica. Barry was an orthodontist and in one episode Barry and Rachel were going to a Halloween party. Barry came out dress in his normal work… Read more…

Early Prevention

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children What is the difference between early orthodontic treatment, and regular orthodontic treatment and why might my child need early treatment? How will early treatment benefit my child in the long-run? These are just a few of the questions surrounding the topic of early orthodontic treatment for children. The American Association… Read more…

In-Ovation System Braces

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by Wisanu Charoenkul

Your choice for a beautiful smile. Traditional Braces Elastics and ties used in older braces put pressure and friction on teeth which slows treatment and causes discomfort. In-Ovation With the In-Ovation R system, teeth are free to move more quickly, easily, and comfortably. A Beautiful Smile is Fast and Easy! With In-Ovation, you can achieve amazing… Read more…

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