Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

Halloween TIPS from the American Association of Orthodontists

kids wearing Halloween costumes

It’s almost that spooky time of year again and Springdale and Fayetteville orthodontist, Dr. Boyd Whitlock, and our team thought we’d share some Halloween tips from our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists. Trick-or-treating safety guidelines: • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult • Carry a flashlight • Wear a light-colored […]

Great Braces-Friendly Recipes from the American Association of Orthodontists

a pretty girl with a curly hair wearing a braces

You just got braces at Whitlock Orthodontics and Dr. Boyd Whitlock has informed you that during your orthodontic treatment you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing? Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, created a variety […]

Kids Getting Braces at a Younger Age

teeth model with retainer

Dr. Boyd Whitlock will tell you that braces were originally considered to be best appropriate for teens. But these days, kids as old as seven are beginning their orthodontic treatment. Because preadolescent kids are typically not self-conscious, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists suggest it could be a good idea to start early. […]

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