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New Board Exam Format for Orthodontic Specialists

I just returned from the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting (which is massive in size and attendance) which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this year. Several highlights: My family ate at the restaurant James Beach, which was featured in my wife’s favorite movie, “I Love You Man”. They serve amazing fish,… Read more »

Thank you Castle Rock for a great 2018, from Meadows Orthodontics!

2018 was an amazing year for us here at Meadows Orthodontics. I would like to thank all of our wonderful patients and their families that keep providing myself and my staff with inspiration, great attitudes, nice company and new friendships. I would also like to thank my wonderful staff that does so much to provide… Read more »

Can I Just Get Braces on My Top Teeth, or Just My Bottom Teeth?

Some of my patients that have more mild misalignment of their teeth, or considerable misalignment on the top or bottom teeth only, often wonder if they can just have braces or Invisalign on the top or bottom teeth only. It is a good question, and the answer really depends on the person’s individual issue with… Read more »

“My Child is Nervous About Orthodontic Treatment!”

It is very natural for a child to be nervous about their first experiences at the orthodontist. Whether it is the initial exam, getting an expander, or braces, there is a lot of unknowns in their minds and they often fear the worst. Parents also may have unpleasant memories about their own orthodontic treatment from… Read more »

Not Just Braces at Meadows Orthodontics!

One of the fun things that we do at Meadows Orthodontics is to give our new patients the option to fill out a “fun” questionnaire. It is a list of their favorite things and interesting facts about themselves that they would like to share. Over the years it has provided a lot of laughs, topics… Read more »

Whitening Your Teeth after Braces or Invisalign

As an orthodontist, my patients often ask me about whitening their teeth, and when it should be done in relation to their orthodontic treatment. For patients who have braces, I almost always recommend having whitening done after braces are removed as opposed to before braces are put on. This is because the braces will partially… Read more »