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Waukee Orthodontist Explains What to Expect With New Braces

So, you’ve decided to take that final step and get braces to achieve the smile you want, but you don’t know exactly what to expect. Or perhaps you’ve just had your braces put on and you’re wondering if your experience is normal. Either way, our Waukee orthodontist...

Iowa Orthodontist Recommends Early Evaluations for Kids

Many people think that the only time you need to take your child to the orthodontist for braces consultations is in their early teens. However, according to most orthodontists, this is much too late for your child to first be visiting an orthodontist, and you should...

Orthodontist in Urbandale, IA, Advises to Fix Cracked or Chipped Teeth

It’s very common to sustain chips and cracks to your teeth. It may happen during sports, or even while you’re eating--you accidentally bite down on your fork, or you crack a tooth eating something hard. It may or may not be painful, and you might be tempted to put off...

Iowa Orthodontics Specialist Explains Why Mail-Order Aligners Are Risky

Many people desire a beautiful, straight smile, and clear aligners are a great way to discreetly straighten your teeth. Recently, clear aligner marketing campaigns have claimed to offer this treatment at an affordable price, delivered straight to your door. While this...

West Des Moines Orthodontist Answers: Can Braces Fix Gaps in Teeth?

Gapping between the teeth is an orthodontic concern that many people seek treatment for. Closing your gap may even be the only reason you need braces. Known formally as diastema, gaps in teeth can cause self-consciousness and also dental issues. Many patients with...

Best Invisalign Orthodontist Tackles the Issue of Chewing Ice

Relaxing with a cool beverage on a hot day can be incredibly refreshing. The small, melty ice cubes clinking around at the bottom of your glass quickly cool you down and quench your thirst. Chewing the ice that’s keeping your beverage cool is even better, right? Our...

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Our West Des Moines Orthodontics Office
4090 Westown Pkwy, Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone:  515.608.8830

Mon - Fri:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.