The Top 5 Things Moms Need To Know About Orthodontics
September 21, 2019 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

The Top 5 Things Moms Need To Know About Orthodontics

There’s an awful lot involved in keeping up with the modern family’s weekly schedule. If you’re a mom, then you already know how many hats you’re expected to wear, including cook, chauffeur, personal assistant, and even party planner. Shaw Orthodontics salutes your skill in keeping things running smoothly, but when it comes to caring for Read More

Dr. Shaw smiling with a patient
July 30, 2019 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Orthodontic Care: No Referral Necessary

If you’ve been contemplating an orthodontic visit for your child, you may be wondering if there are any hoops you’ll have to jump through to get a referral from their dentist first. These days, it seems like there’s a whole referral process that has to happen before you can be seen by any sort of Read More

teen girl smiling with ceramic braces taking selfie
May 31, 2019 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

ABC’s of Braces: All You Need to Know

As orthodontists, we’ve seen a number of new and innovative technologies in recent years. As exciting as that has been, traditional braces are still one of the best tools we have for creating straighter, healthier smiles. Today’s braces are an incredible improvement over earlier versions, and designed to be more durable, affordable, and comfortable than Read More

Patient looking at her teeth
March 29, 2019 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Survival Guide: Invisalign

Starting treatment with Invisalign clear aligner therapy is an exciting time. You’re setting off on an adventure that will lead you to a straighter smile that’s fully functional, after all, and that’s something worth celebrating! However, it’s also normal to feel a little unsure about such a big commitment, especially if you don’t know much Read More

three teen girls smiling and laughing
January 29, 2019 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Top Tips To Keep Your Smile In Shape in 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be hard to find time to do things for yourself. Work, school, gym, extracurriculars, and more take up a lot of time on our schedules, but the beginning of a brand new year is the perfect excuse to focus on making positive changes in your life! This may take Read More

girls smiling with braces
November 30, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Orthodontic Options for All Ages

It’s not unusual to immediately picture a teen in braces when the subject of orthodontics comes up, so it can come as a surprise to learn that orthodontic treatment can benefit children and adults, too. Here at Shaw Orthodontics, we believe that patients of all ages deserve a healthy smile that’s beautifully aligned, and are Read More

Dr. Shaw smiling with a patient and his mom
October 30, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Permanent vs. Removable Retainers

As an orthodontic patient, we know how much time, dedication, and hard work you’ve put into successfully completing your treatment. Now that you’re in the final stretch of wearing braces or aligners, it can be tempting to think you’re almost through with orthodontics forever. However, you’ve got one more step to go. Braces and aligners Read More

girl using water flosser for braces
September 28, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Oral Hygiene And Your Braces

As an orthodontic patient, you play a key part in the success of your treatment. A beautifully aligned smile and improved oral health at the end of the orthodontic process is the result of a team effort that includes you, the team here at Shaw Orthodontics, and your family dentist. One of the most crucial Read More

August 20, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

What is TMD And How Can It Be Treated?

It’s amazing the effect misalignment of your jaw and teeth can have on the rest of your body. From headaches to neck pain to ringing ears, when something is off with your alignment, it can lead to a whole host of issues. If you know where the problem originates, it can make it easier to Read More

Woman in braces
July 16, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Different Types of Malocclusions

Malocclusion is kind of a funny word and one that you probably aren’t familiar with unless you’re in the habit of hanging around a bunch of orthodontists! It’s the technical term for a misalignment of the teeth and bite, and it’s something that we see and correct on a daily basis here at Shaw Orthodontics. Read More