Why Should You Avoid Mail-Order Aligners?

Why Should You Avoid Mail-Order Aligners?

Why should you avoid mail-order aligners if all you have to do is click it and forget it? With the entire world practically at your fingertips, getting anything you need or want to be delivered directly to your door is easier than ever. This convenience has even gained popularity in orthodontics with direct-to-consumer, or mail-order,

Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

There’s nothing cuter than a gap-toothed grin on a little kid, but that sentiment doesn’t seem to stick into adulthood. Whether your teeth affect your confidence or your ability to maintain good oral health by making brushing and flossing difficult, there are many reasons to get braces as an adult. Dental technology is continuously improving,

Can Orthodontics Benefit Your TMJ Sleep Issues?

Can Orthodontics Benefit Your TMJ Sleep Issues?

You’ve tried everything else- could orthodontics really benefit your TMJ-induced sleep issues? Most people think of getting a perfectly straight smile when they think about orthodontics. While that is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment, bite problems, and crooked teeth are more than just a matter of appearance.  It is no secret that your

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

With years of experience straightening smiles for the Salem, OR area, our knowledgeable team at Johnson Family Orthodontics knows your treatment may require more than just straightening your teeth. Facial asymmetry, caused by a narrow upper jaw or crossbite, is not just an aesthetic concern for some patients. It can also contribute to other oral

The Different Types of Braces

The Different Types of Braces

For every option, there is an equally awesome or better option or something like that. These days it seems like we live in the times of options galore. Just when you think you know what you want, you find it in a better color or for a better price because, well, options. Think about how

"When Do I Get My Braces Off?"

“When Do I Get My Braces Off?”

After all your hard work, you’re probably ready to reveal your beautiful new smile, and we are just as excited as you are to see the transformation! As prepared as you may be to finally get your braces taken off, is your mouth ready for your braces to come off?  If there’s one thing we

Sports Safety for Kids Mouths & Orthodontic Emergencies

Sports Safety for Kids Mouths & Orthodontic Emergencies

Sports provide a variety of benefits for kids. From encouraging exercise in a fun and educational environment to developing social motor skills, to teaching important life skills like time management, dedication, and teamwork. And while your kids are out on the field, you want to make sure their winning smiles are safe. The risk of

The Best Tips For Brushing With Braces

The Best Tips For Brushing With Braces

It’s not unusual for orthodontic patients to have a bit of a complicated relationship with their braces. They may not relish wearing them, but they know the process will all be worth it once their beautiful new smile is revealed. Does this sound like you? If so, don’t let your mixed feelings get in the

Can Orthodontics Fix Facial Asymmetry?

Can Orthodontics Fix Facial Asymmetry?

Your smile is the window to your personality. It can define so much of your self-confidence and can affect the way you carry yourself. The symmetry of your face can determine whether you are outgoing and speak up for yourself, how you position yourself in photographs and interviews, and for some people, the asymmetry can

How To Take Care Of Your Smile At Home

Here at Johnson Family Orthodontics, we’re 100% committed to giving every patient beautifully straight teeth to match their unique smile…which matches their face…which matches their personality…and so on! Orthodontic treatment is an enormous investment in yourself, one that will pay off for years to come. Our team is here to walk you through the treatment

Salem Invisalign

Everything You Need To Know About The Retention Phase

After all your hard work, the active phase of your orthodontic treatment is almost complete. We’ll be revealing your beautiful new smile soon, and the team here at Johnson Family Orthodontics is nearly as excited as you are to see the final results! But once your braces come off or you use your last clear

Timing Is Everything: Why Early Treatment Matters

Timing Is Everything: Why Early Treatment Matters

When it comes to your child’s smile, timing is everything! Identifying oral issues in early childhood means they can be corrected before becoming more serious. This is why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends every child have their first check-up with an orthodontist by the time they’re about 7 years old. At this age, most

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