Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

Need a New Year’s Resolution? How About a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile?

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2013 is almost here, and it’s a great time of year to get started on a lifetime of straight, dazzling and confident smiles. We are proud to offer some of today’s most innovative orthodontic technologies that can straighten your smile in less time than you ever imagined. Not only do today’s braces and other orthodontic […]

The Evolution of Braces

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Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? We think of modern orthodontic appliances as sleek, efficient technology, but this was not always so! Take a look at the highlights in the evolution of braces. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The […]

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

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How long does orthodontic treatment take? Orthodontic treatments are used to correct malocclusion, a condition more commonly known as a bad bite. The length of treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem. What is a “bad bite”? A bad bite occurs when spacing or alignment problems are present. This often includes […]

What questions should I ask during my orthodontic consultation?

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Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment? Consider making your first step an orthodontic consultation. During the consultation we will address your questions, concerns, and talk about a treatment plan that would best suit your situation. We want you to feel prepared and in charge of your orthodontic treatment […]

Foods to Avoid During Your Orthodontic Treatment

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There are a variety of foods you should avoid while you’re wearing braces. Some foods can occasionally damage braces, but certain foods can bend the wires or even break the brackets on your braces. If you’re wearing braces, you should avoid starch, sugar and gummy foods, as these foods can be difficult to remove during […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts!

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Our team at Whitlock Orthodontics wants to know: Will you be wearing your green this Saturday?  Whether Irish or not, millions of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with toasts, parades and “the wearing of the green.” Here are some fun facts about St. Patty’s Day we know you will enjoy: • St. […]

Brace yourself! All the cool kids are doing it!

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Braces today are “cool” and—many would say—even “fun.” These were among the findings of a 2010 nationwide survey of moms whose children are going through or have had orthodontic treatment. New technologies such as SureSmile and the Damon System, advanced computer software, color options, and even popular celebrities—Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Serena Williams—sporting […]

What Will YOUR Smile Look Like After Orthodontic Treatment?

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It is sometimes hard to believe the transformation your smile undergoes during orthodontic treatment. Whitlock Orthodontics loves to see our patients’ smiles light up when they see their new smile in the mirror for the first time. For those of you who haven’t yet started or finished your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Boyd Whitlock, have […]

You’re Never Too Old to Treat Yourself to a New Smile!

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Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities […]

Your pal, fluoride

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There are so many ways you protect your teeth throughout your orthodontic treatment with Whitlock Orthodontics. You brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and protect your mouth and appliances from being damaged. But did you know there is another, often forgotten about, way to keep your teeth clean and healthy during your treatment? […]

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