At Reed Orthodontics, we always stay ahead of the technology curve to offer our patients the best treatment options available. Braces technology has come a long way in the last decade, making treatment both faster and more comfortable for patients. In our office, we now use self-ligating braces. The Damon System of self-ligating braces are […]

How Wires on Your Braces Work:

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There are various components of orthodontic treatment that work together to create the progression needed to transform your smile. One very important component is the wire attached to your brackets. In the beginning stages of orthodontic treatment, Ni-Ti (Nickel Titanium) wires are frequently used to put gentle forces on the crooked teeth to align them. […]

What is Opal Seal

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At Reed Orthodontics, we focus on more than just making your smile look great.  We want to help you keep your teeth as clean and bright as possible!  We use a special product to protect the enamel, called “Opal Seal”. People with braces have more bacteria on their teeth than people without braces. Even with […]

Caring for Your Retainer

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Your braces may be history, but retainers are forever! If you’ve had orthodontic treatment, you should wear a retainer not just after your braces are removed but for the rest of your life. Retainers keep your teeth from returning to their original position. Since this is one of the most important parts of your orthodontic […]

No Orthodontic Emergencies!

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Here at Dr. Reed’s office we recommend staying away from certain foods that might cause an orthodontic emergency. Although sturdy, stable and advanced, braces are orthodontic appliances that you need to treat with care. That means eating foods that are gentle on your brackets and wires. Avoid all foods that are sticky, hard, or chewy. […]