Busting Some Myths About Invisalign

Busting Invisalign Myths…It can be a scary experience when you are given a referral to see an orthodontist or considering improving your smile. Braces are grounds for embarrassment for the self-conscious teen and the up-and-coming professional. Having a mouth full of metal to clean around, eat around, and live around can be daunting. The option Read More

Color Metal Braces – The New Fashion Trend

When one thinks of style trends braces are typically NOT the first things that come to mind. Leave it to some of the world’s most well-known models to make, an otherwise undesirable beauty treatment, a popular fashion trend since last Spring. No reason to run to the latest “smile fixers” such as veneers when a Read More

What Is An Orthodontist?

Many consumers are confused why they should choose an orthodontist in the Lacey WA area at Moss Wall Orthodontics versus a general dentist or pedodontist to straighten their teeth with braces or Invisalign. Plain and Simple… the answer is experience and training.

Reverse Aging With Orthodontics

Orthodontics can help children, teens, and adults of all ages look better throughout their lifetime. Adults today are much more aware than in the past of the importance of creating and maintaining a beautiful smile. With longer life expectancy, a healthy, beautiful smile is as important at age 70 as it is at age 16. Read More

Why Choose An Orthodontist In Lacey WA

Why trust orthodontists…If you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and Read More

Guarding Against Dental Sports Injuries

What sport do you think causes the most dental sports injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right. The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 Read More

Orthodontic Problems Linked To Bullying

Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight. Do you think Read More

Wearing Retainers – Do You Understand Why?

After orthodontic treatment is completed at Moss Wall Orthodontics, retainers are the finishing touch to maintain your beautiful new smile while the teeth stabilize and over a lifetime of good oral health. An orthodontic retainer is a custom-fit device that is removable or bonded depending on the patient’s individual needs. It is your insurance policy Read More

TMJ Jaw Pain Can Be A Mouthful

TMJ jaw pain can be a mouthful. Living with aching or clicking jaws can be hard to swallow! Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a joint disorder that affects the opening and closing of the jaw, and can have many side effects that relate to the teeth, head, and neck. Read More

Can You Prevent Braces – Fact or Fiction

Most parents today are well informed when it comes to stopping adverse habits that effects tooth and jaw development in infants and toddlers. Prolonged thumb sucking, pacifiers, and use of bottles past the age of three are reported to cause problems with teeth and impact early jaw development. However, did you know that poor bites Read More

Smiles Change Lives!

A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you. When speaking one on Read More

8 Reasons to Smile in 2018

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Depending on what stage you are in of orthodontic treatment, smiling may be the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re just starting with braces or Invisalign or near the Read More