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  • Why Headgear?!?
    NOOOOO!!!!!! NOT HEADGEAR!!!Not many patients get excited to hear that they will need to wear headgear. Movies have shown kids wearing it to school and getting made fun of for Read more
  • Daily Routine to Prevent White Spots
    WHITE SPOTS!!!!! The simple thought of having these irreversible bright spots on your or your child's teeth when their braces are removed is rightfully terrifying! But it doesn't need to Read more
  • Braces Wires...What Are They?
    Braces wires are called ARCH WIRES by your Orthodontist and assistants because they connect the teeth in each arch together. . The wires are the force that pulls, pushes, and Read more
  • What to Expect When Getting Braces Removed
    Getting your braces removed is always an exciting and much anticipated appointment! So, here’s a quick overview of what to expect on this exciting day.First things first, your Orthodontist will Read more
  • What Are The Colors on My Braces?
    You may be surprised to learn that the colors on your braces do so much more than make them look good! Colors or O-ties, as they are called by the Read more
  • What to Expect: Impressions
    An impression in an orthodontic office is usually taken for one of two reasons: to document treatment or to make a custom appliance. The process of taking an impression is Read more
  • What is an Orthodontic Assistant?
    Orthodontic Assistants are specilized dental assistants who work with patients receiving orthodontic treatment. Thats all fancy talk for saying that OA's are the Orthodontist's right hand man/woman. Typically an OA Read more
  • What to Expect: Getting Braces for the First Time...
    Today we will discuss several famous questions about getting braces...What to expect? Will it hurt? How long does it take? Getting braces for the first time can be scary because it's Read more
  • What to Expect: New Patient Consultation
    Setting up your first new patient exam with an Orthodontist can be an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. But there's no need to fear. I'm going to walk you through Read more
  • What are Braces?
    We are emBRACing the basics with today's word of the day: BRACE.BRACE is defined as device that clamps things tightly together or that gives support.BRACES are just that for your Read more
  • Planning a Summer Vacation?
    Packing for a vacation can be exciting and sometimes stressful when you are trying to remember what not to forget. When you have orthodontics appliances such as braces, Invisalign, or Read more
  • Meet Dr. Brooks
    T. Michael Brooks, Jr. D.M.D., M.S. was raised in Nashville, TN graduating from Montgomery Bell Academy before attending and graduating from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA with a Read more
  • Meet Dr. Rape
    William Greg Rape, D.D.S., M.S. received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1982. He then attended Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta where he received his Read more