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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.

04 Sep 2020

The Best Pain Reliever for Shifting Teeth

With braces, you can bring your teeth into proper alignment and get the smile you’ve always wanted. But, to achieve that goal, you’ll have to put up with a little bit of discomfort and soreness along ...  read on

04 Aug 2020

How to correct an overbite

An overbite is a common problem among both children and adults. In fact, research shows that almost 20% of children and 13% of adults have a significant overbite.  read on

18 Feb 2020

What Are Perfect Teeth Supposed to Look Like?

You know you want a gorgeous smile and perfect teeth, but what do perfect teeth really look like? Maybe you’ve been sent to an orthodontist because your dentist said your bite is off. But what does th...  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

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

10 Jun 2019

10 Orthodontic Issues Commonly Solved by Braces

Braces are a popular choice for adults and children who want to perfect their smile. A perfect smile helps promote efficient chewing, prevents abnormal tooth wear, and decreases your risk of tooth inj...  read on

02 Apr 2019

The Damage to Your Child's Teeth from Thumb-Sucking

When it comes to child development, thumb-sucking is a perfectly normal and beneficial method of self-soothing used throughout infancy and early childhood. However, this habit can negatively impact yo...  read on