Orthodontics Blog

Halloween and Invisalign

Halloween is just around the corner! If you have traditional braces, you probably already know the do’s and don’ts of Halloween candy. Basically, orthodontic patients should avoid any candy that is hard, chewy, or sticky, as they can get stuck in your brackets and cause damage to both your braces... Read more »

Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt in South Riding

As any orthodontist can tell you, sugar is definitely not the best choice for your teeth or your braces. Consuming too many sugary foods can cause some serious damage. However, we understand that it is not realistic to expect our patients to never have dessert! If you’re going to treat... Read more »

Invisalign Teen

Are you considering Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment option? If you are a teen, as many of our patients are, we have great news for you! Invisalign offers a system of aligners specifically catered toward adolescents called Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen has all of the great benefits of a standard... Read more »

Braces for Confident Kids

Having a smile you can feel proud of can drastically improve your self image and confidence. Over the last twenty years or so, more and more medical researchers are realizing the need to understand the relationship between clinical orthodontic treatment and the psychosocial results of orthodontic care. While measuring self... Read more »

School Lunch Choices in South Riding

It is almost time to go back to school! That means it is time to start preparing for all the new routines and challenges that fall brings. Making sure that you child is getting a balanced, healthy diet can be more challenging when they eat lunch away from home. When... Read more »

South Riding Youth Sports Leagues

Are you looking for a youth sports league in South Riding for your child to participate in? Your staff at East Gate Orthodontics loves participating in and supporting our community. We’ve gathered some information about different youth sports leagues for your consideration and convenience. When signing your child up for... Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

When choosing the right orthodontic treatment plan for your needs, we know there are many factors to consider. If Invisalign is an option for you, here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Invisalign.   What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a series of clear dental... Read more »

DIY Braces at Home?

There are plenty of DIY crafts and projects you can do to save money or have fun, but braces should not be one of them! More and more people are trying out homemade braces, and the results are quite alarming. You wouldn’t want to perform surgery on yourself, right? When... Read more »

How to Adjust to Life with Braces

The decision of whether to get braces is never an easy one to make: braces are a big investment in time, energy, and of course money. You definitely want to understand what happens when you get braces, what to expect with braces in the first few days, and everything else... Read more »

7 Signs Your Child Needs Braces Sooner Rather Than Later

Deciding whether or not to get braces for your child is a big decision – you're right to question whether or not now is the right time. New technology and innovation have made braces more affordable and less intrusive than ever. However, orthodontic treatments are still a substantial investment both... Read more »