Woman being treated at dentist office
November 29, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Dentist vs. Orthodontist for Braces

It’s not uncommon for both dentists and orthodontists to field patient questions regarding the difference is between our two professions. In fact, many people mistakenly assume that the two are more or less the same, with only a few differences that make them distinctive.      For instance, when someone is looking for information on Read More

girl with retainer
October 30, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

At What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Although orthodontics are for patients of every age, they tend to be most commonly associated with teenagers in braces — that old “braceface” stereotype is one that just won’t quit. We rarely consider young children when talking orthodontics, so it can be surprising to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists actually recommends a child Read More

women with mouthwash
October 2, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

School just started, and that means school sports are about to become a big part of after-school activities! Many of our newer patients dread getting braces at this time of year for fear that they won’t be able to play sports like their peers. At Shaw Orthodontics, we get plenty of questions from our patients Read More

Is Invisalign Worth It?
August 4, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

All About Two-Phase Treatment

Once your child has completed their orthodontic evaluation with us here at Shaw Orthodontics, you may hear us mention something called “two-phase treatment.” If you’ve never heard this term before, it can seem a little bit intimidating! It’s a lot less complicated than it sounds, however. Basically, two-phase treatment is just an orthodontic process carried Read More

Dr. Shaw talking with a patient
July 28, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

The Top 3 Questions You Should Ask Your Orthodontist

Finding the right orthodontist is a big decision, and knowing the kinds of questions to ask will help you make a well-informed decision. It’s important to us that our patients be well-informed and understand every aspect of their treatment before embarking on their orthodontic journey. To that end, our team here at Shaw Orthodontics have put Read More

Dr. Shaw talking with a patient
June 23, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Orthodontics and Adults

For many people, the first image that comes to mind when thinking of an orthodontic patient is a braces-clad teenager. It’s true that we see quite a few adolescent patients here at Shaw Orthodontics, but that’s certainly not the only demographic visiting our office for treatment. In fact, about one in four orthodontic patients today Read More

Watauga Braces
May 26, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Wisdom Teeth And Braces

Considering braces? There’s likely a whole laundry list of concerns circling around in your head, questions like how long you’ll need to wear them, if they’ll be painful, whether you’ll have any food restriction, and if your wisdom teeth will affect that straight smile you’ve waited for so patiently. Hang on. Wisdom teeth? Absolutely! Wisdom Read More

woman using Invisalign
May 1, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Invisalign For Teens

Admit it: when you think of orthodontic treatment, you probably still picture an unflattering mouthful of metal. Even though modern braces treatment has advanced considerably in recent years, not only cosmetically but in comfort as well, most of us are hard pressed to shake that stereotypical image we grew up with. Teens especially can be Read More

Dr. Shaw talking with a patient
April 6, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

What Is Orthodontics? Who And How Does It Benefit?

With orthodontic treatment becoming more and more affordable, comfortable, and popular with both children and adults, you may be hearing and seeing more about orthodontics in general. However, hearing and seeing doesn’t necessarily mean understanding! If you’ve ever wondered what exactly orthodontics is about, who it can benefit, and how it can help them, keep Read More