What Causes Crooked Teeth?

2018-11-13T13:33:25-04:00November 5th, 2018|Blog|

Crooked teeth are caused by a number of different factors. These factors range from genetics to mouth deformities. Extra teeth or abnormally large teeth can create a malocclusion (crookedness or misplacement of teeth) that is is usually genetic in nature. In some cases jaws are too small to accommodate a full set of teeth. In other cases misaligned jaws that [...]

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Women Want to Improve Their Smiles!

2018-10-22T15:24:43-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Study Reveals That Women Want to Improve Their Smiles Through Orthodontics Who's Talking: A new survey of more than 1,000 women conducted by Invsialign® found that looking and feeling confident goes beyond wanting to improve their bodies. They want to improve their smile! What they said: The survey found that confidence is key to feeling great and [...]

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The Importance of Orthodontic Elastics

2018-08-30T12:47:07-04:00August 30th, 2018|Blog|

Most patients at Dunegan Orthodontics will need to wear elastic rubber bands at some point during orthodontic treatment. The main reason patients are instructed to wear elastics is to correct their bite. If teeth do not fit together properly, Dr. Dunegan and his staff will recommend that they be used.  We may also recommend using elastics to close or [...]

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Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners – Tips from Dunegan Orthodontics

2018-08-20T12:59:55-04:00August 20th, 2018|Blog|

Taking care of your Invisalign® aligners is very easy!  It's actually one of the reasons Invisalign® has quickly become one of the most desired treatment options with Dunegan Orthodontics. There are some simple guidelines for caring for them, as long as you go by them you will have no complaints. Don't eat or drink while wearing [...]

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The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

2018-07-16T16:10:29-04:00July 16th, 2018|Blog|

What is The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment? The big day is here and your braces are finally coming off! Does that mean you are completely done? Not so fast! After you complete your treatment at Dunegan Orthodontics, our team will recommend you wear a retainer. Retainers must be worn every night [...]

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Braces Clean from Dunegan Orthodontics!

2018-07-02T11:51:50-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog|

With braces, it is more important than ever to keep your teeth and gums their healthiest and here are six tips for keeping your braces clean from Dunegan Orthodontics! Braces and other orthodontic appliances create more opportunities for food particles and bacteria to collect and thrive. Getting braces requires adopting a new oral hygiene routine and good [...]

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Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces – What Should I Do Dr. Dunegan?

2018-06-04T12:17:16-04:00June 4th, 2018|Blog|

Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces - What Do I Do Dr. Dunegan? This is a question that we get daily as we consult with patients on the treatments available to achieve that perfect smile. It's no wonder...a great smile can go a long way. Scientific research suggests that people who smile are perceived as more attractive [...]

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Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults Available at Dunegan Orthodontics – Gainesville, VA

2018-05-09T14:44:58-04:00May 9th, 2018|Blog|

Are you looking for orthodontic treatment options as adult? You are not alone! Each year, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they always wanted. People of all ages are choosing to straighten their teeth. The advancements in technology and materials provide many options that suit most every lifestyle. Treatment Options In [...]

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Dunegan Orthodontics: The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

2018-04-30T15:02:25-04:00April 30th, 2018|Blog|

What are some of the the benefits of early orthodontic intervention you might ask? If you want to improve your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. However, the American Association of Orthodontist recommends that your child see an orthodontist by the age of 7. At this age, an [...]

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“What Do Orthodontics And Science Have in Common? Everything!”

2018-03-26T15:07:30-04:00March 26th, 2018|Blog|

"What Do Orthodontics And Science Have in Common? Everything!" Many people have had their teeth straightened with braces, however few realize that orthodontics involves a great deal of fundamental science and fast-moving technology. Orthodontics is a type of mechanical engineering inside the mouth – involving metal braces, plates, and wires. Today’s orthodontists have to understand [...]

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