Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is Right for You?

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When the time to remove your braces finally arrives, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow your dentist’s recommendations, but knowing more […]

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 […]

Get to know your BRACES

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If you ever sustain damage to your braces and you need to call Whitlock Orthodontics, we can help you more effectively if you can tell us exactly which piece is in trouble! Here’s a handy diagram and corresponding list of all the parts that make up your braces: Elastic Tie: Tiny rubber band that fits […]

Straight Teeth and your Oral Hygiene

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Some people wonder why Springdale orthodontist Dr. Boyd Whitlock and our team work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth at Whitlock Orthodontics can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing […]

Celebrities get braces, too!

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Did you know that back in 2002, Tom Cruise had braces? During this time, he was 40 years old and filmed Minority Report, Austin Powers in Goldmember and the Last Samurai. Check out his smile in Jerry Maguire, Rain Man or The Firm and compare to the post-braces Tom Cruise in Valkyrie or Tropic Thunder. […]

Why Is It So Important to Have Straight Teeth? – Whitlock Orthodontics

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Some people wonder why we work so hard to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth […]

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