Myers Orthodontics Blog

Tips & Tricks For Brushing Your Teeth
08/01/2018
We brush our teeth everyday but somehow, we miss important spots and areas that can cause bad hygiene. Learn what tips & tricks to use while brushing your teeth so you can take better care of your teeth!
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Foods To Avoid With Braces
07/01/2018
Starting treatment with braces? You'll need to make a few changes to your diet. Learn what foods to avoid with braces, then schedule a consultation today!
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Foods To Eat After Getting Braces
06/01/2018
If You Just Got Braces, You May Wonder How It Can Affect Your Life. One Of The Most Common Questions Is What Types Of Food You Can Eat After Getting Braces. Check Out Myers Orthodontics Guide That Can Help Answer This Question!
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How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?
05/01/2018
Wondering Just How Long You’ll Be Stuck With Braces Is A Difficult Question That We Can Provide An Answer To. Contact Myers Orthodontics & Schedule An Appointment!
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Do I Have To Wear My Retainer Forever?
04/01/2018
Whether You Receive Braces Or Invisalign, Retention Will Be A Vital Part Of Your Orthodontic Treatment. Orthodontic Retainers Help To Prevent Teeth From Returning To Old Positions, Protecting Your New Smile For A Lifetime.
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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
03/01/2018
At Myers Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients of all ages throughout the Knoxville, TN area achieve gorgeous smiles. We're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to patients in Knoxville, and one of the most popular is Invisalign.
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New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier Smile
01/24/2018
Going into 2018, you may have already started thinking about some of your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to save money, buy a new car, or get in shape. At Myers Orthodontics, we encourage you to consider another New Year’s resolution with long-term impact—taking care of your smile! After all, most potential oral health issues are 100% preventable with a little extra care and maintenance. Check out our tips below to learn more about our New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile!
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Toothbrushes: Regular vs. Electric
01/01/2018
The key to a beautiful smile is a great oral hygiene routine that keeps your mouth in top condition every day. At the core of that routine is your toothbrush, the tool of choice for that crucial first step in cleaning away all of that bacteria and food that has built up on your teeth throughout the day. Toothbrushes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but there are two types of toothbrushes that are always compared and battle for the title of being the best. We’re talking about electric toothbrushes versus your trusty manual toothbrushes.
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October is National Orthodontic Health Month
10/02/2017
October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and for the entire team here at Myers Orthodontics, this is always a special occasion! As a leading orthodontic practice serving the Knoxville, TN area, we've seen firsthand the serious, long-term changes that orthodontic treatment can create in a person's life, and it goes so far beyond just the appearance of a smile. Orthodontic scan revitalize someone's life – and National Orthodontic Health Month helps us celebrate that fact.
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How to Build A Back-to-School Braces Kit
09/01/2017
Summer has come to a close and school is back in session, which means it's time for those who just got braces over the summer to start preparing their back to school braces kit. At Myers Orthodontics, we want to make sure you stay on the path to that perfect, new smile, which is why we’ve put together this guide on how to put together the best braces kit to take care of your braces during school.
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The Dangers of DIY Braces
08/01/2017
When you go to visit a kids or teen orthodontist in Knoxville or Bearden, TN, you can trust that you or your child’s teeth will be in good hands. We feel like this is vital to mention because there’s a sweeping new trend that’s emerging – one that’s an absolute danger to a person’s teeth. We’re talking about DIY (do-it-yourself) braces, a frightening development where patients attempt to take orthodontic matters into their own hands.
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The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth
05/15/2017
At Myers Orthodontics, it’s our aim to give each and every one of our patients a straighter smile. Through our high-quality orthodontic treatments, including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign, we’re fully capable of improving the smiles of all those in and around Knoxville, TN. A straight smile isn’t just purely something that’s nice to look at – a straight smile also carries many additional benefits, including the following.
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How To Determine If You Have An Orthodontic Emergency
04/06/2017
One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Myers Orthodontics is what should our patients consider an orthodontic emergency and when should they make an emergency visit. While most of the time they are rarely real emergencies that warrant going to the hospital, some do require our patients to visit our offices before their next regularly scheduled visit. To help better inform our patients, we will explain which orthodontic emergencies need attention sooner than later, and which can wait until your next visit.
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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes
02/08/2017
Most patients know that a diligent, regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing is the best way to keep teeth healthy and make sure your orthodontic treatment progresses smoothly. But while the mechanics and techniques of brushing are widely understood, there's one question that vexes many of our patients: is a manual or electric toothbrush better? This is a common conundrum, and we figured we'd dedicate this blog to spelling out the differences between the two.
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2017 New Year's Resolutions for Your Teeth
12/20/2016
2016 has truly flown by – it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and taking down our holiday decorations! Nonetheless, time marches on and 2017 is just around the corner. If you're like us, you're probably drafting a list of New Year’s resolutions that you can act on in 2017. This year, in addition to inevitable commitments to go the gym and eat healthier, why not focus a few resolutions on helping to create a beautiful, healthy smile? With that in mind, here are a few New Year’s resolutions you can use to benefit your teeth this new year!
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Braces Color Options For Football Season
11/14/2016
Football season in the South is no simple ordeal, and all of our patients have been anticipating the games, spirit, and touchdowns! At Myers Orthodontics, we understand that braces can be a time full of changes and adjustments, and that’s why we love being involved and creative in the braces treatment process. Let us transform your smile by adding your favorite color ties to brighten your teeth! Dr. Myers and his staff have been working diligently to help patients show off their team spirit this season… Take a look!
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Alternatives To Metal Braces
10/10/2016
When you think of braces, what comes to mind? Chances are, you picture a smiling face with a silvery network of metal over the teeth. These are the familiar brackets and wires of traditional metal braces: the oldest, and still the most popular, treatment in all of orthodontics. But modern orthodontic technology has come a long way, and there are now a variety of alternatives to metal braces available to patients.
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Playing Sports With Braces
08/10/2016
Yes – You Can Still Play Sports With Braces! The process of starting treatment with braces is an exciting time filled with new routines, new things to get used to, and plenty of questions. While the promise of a new smile is often thrilling to patients, our athletic patients often pose a familiar question, usually accompanied by feelings of trepidation: Can I still play sports with braces?
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How To Choose An Orthodontist In Knoxville
06/17/2016
If you've recently moved to the Knoxville area, we're sure there's plenty on your to-do list. Between moving in your possessions, scoping out the location of nearby services, and even finding a new doctor, moving to a new city carries with it a whole host of chores and things to get done. But there's one crucial thing we bet you haven't thought of - finding a new orthodontist. Whether you have a child who needs to set the foundation for a healthy smile or you want to boost your personal and professional life by improving your own, finding the right orthodontist is a critical process with long-lasting implications.
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Knoxville Neighborhoods Explained
05/17/2016
At Myers Orthodontics, we're proud to provide high quality orthodontic treatment to the community of Knoxville, TN. We love what we do, and it brings us joy to be a part of such a strong, wonderful community. Knoxville is a large and diverse area, and each neighborhood offers something unique. For those looking for more information about Knoxville or considering moving here, we've drafted up some information about the different areas within Knoxville and what each one has to offer.
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More Braces-Safe Treats for the Holidays
12/28/2015
The holidays are upon us, and we know that means many of our patients are getting into the spirit of the season, making plans to see family and loved ones, and preparing to enjoy some delicious holiday foods. But stop right there - what may be delicious to our taste buds can be a minefield of trouble for anyone who has braces. That's because the sticky, gooey, and sugary foods we love to indulge in during the holidays can lodge themselves under wires, damage, brackets, and attack tooth enamel - all things that can quickly derail your treatment plan! To keep your smile and your stomach happy this holiday season, we've gathered a couple of treats you can enjoy over the holidays that won't harm your braces.
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Holiday Treats That Are Safe For Braces
12/04/2015
As the holidays approach, we know that many of our patients are getting excited for a relaxing season cuddling up next to the fire, enjoying the company of family and friends, and digging into delicious holiday sweets. But while they may be mouth-wateringly delicious, the sweets we love during the holidays are a veritable minefield for braces - they contain sugars and carbs that collect around brackets and wires, and when exposed to bacteria in the mouth, they break down into acids that attack teeth and cause cavities and decay. That's why for this blog, we're going to give you some holiday treats that are both delicious and safe to enjoy with braces!
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Bringing Up Bates
11/04/2015
While it might surprise you to hear this, orthodontics isn't usually a profession that brings a lot of fame. While we love what we do and feel truly blessed to get to serve the community of Knoxville with wonderful smiles, our recognition rarely extends beyond the gratitude and friendship of our patients. And we're just fine with that - for us, the look of sheer joy and excitement when a patient gets their braces off and sees their brand new smile is more than enough thanks. But recently, we got to try our hand at appearing on a national reality TV show - that was an exciting day in the office!
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Adult Braces – The Solution Is Clear
09/29/2015
When we talk about braces, we often imagine awkward pre-teen years with colorful brackets and wires on our teeth. Yet, this is not at all what braces means today. There are a variety of innovative orthodontic appliances that are perfect for the working professional. Achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t have to add a burden to your busy schedule or appearance. With Invisalign and other virtually invisible braces, adult treatment is now more convenient and discreet than ever before!
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Don’t Forget Your Back to School Appointment
09/09/2015
The school year is back in session, and that means many of our adolescent and early orthodontics patients are getting back into the routine of class, seeing friends, and extracurricular activities. This is always an exciting time for our patients - it's all the fun of returning to class and seeing friends without the crazy rush that comes later in the year. But while now is a great time for socializing and readjusting, it's also an important opportunity for your oral health. For this blog, we're going to talk about why it's so important to get your dental health in check for the coming school year.
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