Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

How Emerging Dental Technology and AI are Improving Patient Experiences

  Technological advances are fueling innovation and development in nearly every industry across the globe, yet the dental industry has remained virtually unchanged for decades. All of that is changing, however, as practices have begun embracing advances in artificial intelligence and other leading-edge technologies to deliver better clinical outcomes and overall patient experiences. Remote – […]

Myofunctional Therapy And Orthodontics

Myofunctional Therapy And Orthodontics

Hey, Dr. Whitlock here from Whitlock Orthodontics in Springdale and Fort Smith, AR. I have a couple of questions for you: Can you breathe through your nose? Are you a mouth breather? Do you feel like you need a nap sometimes during the day? Anybody ever tell you that you snore, or that you toss […]

3 Ways to Know if Invisalign is Right For Your Teen

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At my orthodontic practice, offering clear aligners is an important treatment option for patients, especially teenagers. When indicated by a trained orthodontist, Invisalign, the leading clear aligner brand, can provide teens with the beautiful straight teeth they’ve always wanted — without braces. A consultation with an orthodontist is the only way to know for sure […]

How to Tell if Invisalign is Tracking

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The Invisalign tooth straightening system is a miracle for many people who want to improve their smile, but don’t want or can’t use traditional braces. In fact, over 6 million people—adults and teens alike—have used it to straighten their teeth. But tooth straightening is a slow process, and sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s […]

How to Clean Braces: Tools and Techniques

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Are you struggling to keep your braces clean? Braces do a lot of great things for our teeth, but keeping them healthy, clean, and free of food can be a challenge. Often we think that cleaning our braces is too tricky, so we avoid it. But keeping your braces clean is critical for the health […]

The Food You Can’t Eat With Braces

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On average, traditional braces cost $5,000—sometimes more. But eating the wrong foods, like sticky, hard, or chewy foods, can break the wires and rubber bands. In some cases, the brackets might even disconnect from your teeth. The last thing you want to do after spending so much money on your braces is to break them. […]

What Are Smile Aligners: Suresmile

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Do you want to love your smile? Are you tired of spending thousands on replacement braces? Suresmile orthodontics can get you the best treatment available today. The technology being used for smile aligners is more likely to keep your teeth healthy for years to come than any other treatment.  A combination of 3-D mapping technology […]

How to Choose an Orthodontist That Suits You Best

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Are you looking for an orthodontist? Picking your orthodontist is an important decision and one that you shouldn’t take lightly. Braces (or any other orthodontic treatment) are a significant investment. Braces typically cost American families almost $5,000 if you don’t have dental insurance. That’s not a small amount of money, so you need to make […]

Braces VS Invisalign: Which is Better For You?

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A beautiful smile does wonders for your confidence, but we’re not all blessed with perfect pearly whites. As we embark on our journey to straight teeth, we’re offered two choices: dental braces or Invisalign? If you’re scratching your head unsure of which team to root for, we’ve got your back. Here’s a break-down of the two […]


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