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Laster Orthodontics Blog

It is our goal to provide each and every patient the best possible orthodontic care and customer service we can. We want you to enjoy your orthodontic treatment journey from the moment you walk through our front doors. We've developed this blog as a resource for our future and existing patients to learn about orthodontics, our practice, and to get the best advice on developing and maintaining their perfect smile.

Candid Company Clear Aligners vs Laster Perfect Smile Aligners

Recent advancements in orthodontic treatments have given people who suffer from crowded, crooked, spaced-out or otherwise not-even teeth an alternative to traditional braces. Aligners are another way ...  read on

05 Nov 2019

Tips and Tricks for Flossing with Braces

You might think that it’s not possible to live your best life with braces. After all, there are foods you need to avoid, soreness you might have to deal with, and then you also have to figure out how ...  read on

14 Oct 2019

Swollen Gums and Braces

Before you get your cool new braces put on (hopefully in my favorite color blue) it’s common to have questions about your gums. Maybe your friends have told you that your gums will hurt after you get ...  read on

07 Oct 2019

Using Orthodontics to Cure Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that affects an estimated 18 million adults in the United States and a good percentage of children. The disorder is always disrupting, and it can be serious i...  read on

How Dental Restorations Affect Braces and Aligners

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), correcting crooked teeth or a misaligned bite with braces or clear aligners, like Laster Perfect Smile, can positively impact your overall oral heal...  read on

Paying for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment enhances your smile, but the costs associated with a perfect smile can seem intimidating. When it comes to paying for your braces or clear aligners, you have options you at your ...  read on

12 Aug 2019

Providing Orthodontic Care to Special Needs Patients

Everyone should have access to quality orthodontic care, but some individuals require special services or facilities to receive this care.  read on

05 Aug 2019

How Braces Can Fix Speech Problems

When most people think of braces, they think of correcting crooked teeth, avoiding bubblegum, and perfect smile results. One of the most common complaints patients have after they get their braces is ...  read on

15 Jul 2019

Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Braces?

After investing the number of months, or years, it takes with braces to achieve a perfect smile, the last thing you want is for your beautiful smile to be ruined by wisdom teeth eruption. Wisdom teeth...  read on

Caring for Your Aligners

Like braces, caring for your Laster Perfect Smile clear aligners during treatment will ensure you have a stress-free journey to your perfect smile. Once you get your first set of clear aligners, you’l...  read on