Dr. Whitlock

Month: December 2013

teen having her dental check up

What’s the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. One important difference is that all orthodontists like …

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person wearing clear invisalign aligners

How long after my braces come off should I wear my retainer?

Braces are an investment in your smile. When your teeth reach a desired straightness, you’ll have a beautiful smile, but it’s important to keep it that way! You can accomplish this with a retainer provided by Whitlock Orthodontics. A retainer is a small, custom-fit device that reinforces the new position of your teeth after your …

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