Posts Categorized: From Clarke

What about Phase 1?

One of the questions which stands out in orthodontics is whether any patient really needs Phase 1 treatment or not. Certainly there is a lot of research showing only severe cases benefit from Phase 1 orthodontic treatment. We all understand the benefits of Rapid Palatal Expansion. Correction of a mild Class II orthodontic case is… Read more »

What About Learning?

Dr. William Proffit unexpectedly passed away last yer. He was an amazing intellect who changed orthodontics by setting evidence based treatment planning as a standard. I was fortunate to have trained under him, finding a mentor and friend. He inspired everyone to be their best. Prof loved to entertain his family and friends. He had… Read more »

How Kids Can Express Their Individuality With WildSmiles

WildSmiles are the fun alternative to traditional braces. With WildSmiles you can make your braces, your braces! DesignerBraces give patients a way to be unique during their orthodontic experience.  For over 10 years, patients wearing WildSmiles have enjoyed expressing their personality by designing their smile. WildSmiles is Fun. Braces are often viewed as another hard part of growing… Read more »

What are the best foods to eat with braces?

You may want to change your eating habits for the first few days while you get used to your new braces. Here are 5 great ideas you may want to try. 1. Have a smoothie. Smoothies are great option for a delicious snack. Throw whatever you like in a blender and add protein to make it… Read more »

Don’t just say no!

I was reminded of something very important recently. I wanted to share that reminder with you. A friend invited me to go with a bunch of guys to a football game. I had to say “No” because I had to be out of town. I wasn’t happy about it; I hadn’t seen the friend in… Read more »