July 31, 2019 | wpengine

Your First Visit

It’s exciting when you finally take the first step towards straightening your smile with orthodontics. You’ll not only be improving your appearance, your oral health will benefit, as well. However, this is also a big step, so it can feel a little overwhelming in the beginning, particularly if you aren’t familiar with the orthodontic process.… Read More

April 17, 2019 | Dr. Silas Dudley

ABC’s Of Braces: All You Need To Know Before Starting Treatment

Orthodontics has come along in leaps and bounds in recent years, with innovative techniques and technology creating a variety of effective treatment options. But when it comes to creating straighter, healthier smiles for patients of all ages, traditional braces are still one of the best tools we have. Braces have been the top treatment method… Read More

March 29, 2019 | Dr. Silas Dudley

Should You Consider Adult Braces?

When most people hear the term orthodontics, it brings to mind an image of braces on a teenager. In fact, for much of its history, orthodontic treatment has been seen as a kind of rite of passage for teens. Patients have been shifting away from this kind of thinking recently, however, and orthodontists are now… Read More

February 28, 2019 | Dr. Silas Dudley

Braces and Sports: Can I Still Play?

Although most sports have wound down for the winter, there’s still a spot of action to be had, whether you’re on the field, court, or even watching from the stands. Here at Dudley Smiles, we treat a number of athletes, and a common concern is that orthodontic treatment like braces will keep them on the… Read More

February 1, 2019 | Dr. Silas Dudley

Top Tips To Keep Your Smile In Shape in 2019

As busy as the world is these days, it can be hard to find time to do things just for yourself. The start of a brand new year can provide you with the perfect excuse to focus on YOU! Whether you want to drop a few pounds, hit the gym more often, or improve your… Read More

December 29, 2018 | Dr. Silas Dudley

Best Dental Hygiene Routine for Braces

As an orthodontic patient, you play an essential role in the success of your treatment. In fact, any journey towards a straight smile should be a team effort that includes you, your orthodontic team, and your general dentist. At Dudley Smiles, that concept is important to us! By working together, we can give you a… Read More

October 18, 2018 | Dr. Silas Dudley

How to Survive Halloween With Braces

Halloween is right around the corner, and while your child is busy planning out the perfect trick-or-treat route and putting the finishing touches on their costume idea, you may be feeling anxious about helping them navigating all those bowls and bags of candy if they’re currently in braces. You want to help keep your child’s… Read More