Tips on Relieving Soreness During Your First Week of Orthodontic Treatment

The first week of the orthodontic journey can be tough, especially because the braces are new and you likely experience some discomfort. The soreness is normal and to be expected. In fact, your teeth will most likely feel this way after every adjustment appointment. This is because the pressure applied by the braces are shifting… Read more »

Tips on How to Fix Braces Irritations

If you have braces, you’re on your way toward the top-notch smile you deserve! During your treatment, you might experience some appliance mishaps. This could cause irritations and even sores in the mouth. If this ever happens to you, our orthodontist, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt, would like to help you. Just use these tips: -For… Read more »

Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

With the right oral apparatuses, you can realign your chompers and craft a more beautiful smile. Oral appliances come in a few different types, and in this post, we’d like to talk about fixed oral appliances. Braces: Braces are the most well-known fixed dental appliances, and traditional wire braces consist of wires, brackets, and bands…. Read more »

Common Causes of Orthodontic Treatment

If you have crooked or misaligned chompers, your dentist or orthodontist can help you. After reviewing your dental history, administering an oral examination and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt will be able to recommend which orthodontic or oral service is the right fit for you. These disorders typically require… Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Braces This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and this means holiday foods and candies! But even with all those holidays treats around, participating can be hard for people with braces. Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to enjoy the goodies of the season, because of limitations of a braces-conscious diet. This is not true! Here are… Read more »

Now Is The Time to Get Braces

Would you like a fantastically straight smile? Are you sick of crooked teeth? If you are ready for orthodontic treatment, A Winning Smile Orthodontics has many options available for you! As each smile is different, we will conduct a simple exam to help you figure out how best to treat your needs. This will include… Read more »

Why Is Brushing My Teeth Essential?

We know you’ve heard it many times: brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for good oral health. But why is that, exactly? Did you know that brushing removes plaque from your smile? Plaque is that white, sticky substance that clings to your teeth. It’s the main culprit for tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »

Your Orthodontist Follows the ADA Code of Professional Conduct

The American Dental Association (ADA) is the largest dental organization in the United States. It offers education and benefits to dentists and orthodontists, and helps to regulate the dentistry field around the nation. Your orthodontist, Dr. Scheurer McDevitt, is a member of the ADA and as such has signed the ADA Principles of Ethics and… Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Corrected the Alignment of Their Teeth

Each of your child’s adjustment sessions at Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt orthodontic clinic tightened the braces hardware to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in the sockets. Over time this has brought your child’s teeth into their correct alignment. Once this has been accomplished their braces can be uninstalled from your child’s mouth…. Read more »

Braces Can Help Correct Alignment Problems and Potential Dental Issues with Your Child’s Teeth

As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their set of 32 adult teeth it’s possible for minor alterations to occur in the alignment of their teeth. In some cases, the deviation in their dentition can be significant. If the misalignment is not corrected they could be an increased risk of dental attrition and… Read more »