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Preparing for Your First Orthodontic Visit

By |2019-01-18T11:22:18-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

It is finally time to visit the orthodontist!  Are you ready to consult with a specialist who will perfect your beautiful smile?  Maybe you are a bit nervous for your first visit, but truly orthodontic treatment is a privilege. In addition to a beautiful new smile, you will also get a functional bite and an [...]

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Digital X-Rays and Orthodontics

By |2018-12-10T10:39:46-04:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|

The first analog x-ray was produced by the German physicist, Wilhelm Roentgen, in 1895. He made an X-ray of his wife's hand showing her ring as an opaque object. Expanding use of the digital x-ray. X-rays were quickly adopted for medical use and medical x-ray technology has continued to improve. The original analog x-ray techniques [...]

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New Year, New Smile With Braces

By |2018-12-10T10:45:55-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|

We've said goodbye to the year 2018 and welcomed 365 brand new days—fresh opportunities for growth, success, and happiness. In 2019, don't let anything hold you back from achieving your dreams, especially not your less-than-perfect smile. Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics knows that making the decision to have a healthy smile is a great start to [...]

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Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month With Drs. Hamer & Glassick!

By |2018-10-01T11:04:13-04:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|

When kids and parents think of October, they think of Halloween, bags full of candy, jack o’ lanterns, and pumpkin spice lattes!  When Drs. Hamer & Glassick think of October, they think of beautiful smiles! October brings National Orthodontic Health Month, a time to focus on and celebrate great oral care and the work that [...]

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Brushing With Braces In Four Easy Steps

By |2018-10-17T15:22:20-04:00September 1st, 2018|Blog|

When you have braces, brushing your teeth is a new adventure. With all those brackets and wires taking up space in your mouth, you may find yourself wondering how you're ever going to get your teeth clean--and that's assuming that you don't have food stuck in embarrassing spots! By following these steps from Dr. Hamer [...]

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Important Questions That People Have About Sports, Braces, And Mouthguards

By |2018-09-09T12:40:15-04:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|

If you are playing sports with braces, especially any kind of contact sport, it is very important that you are protecting your mouth. One of the best ways to do this is by wearing a mouthguard. Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics recommends that all student athletes wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth, and especially those [...]

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How To: Retainer Care After Your Braces Come Off

By |2018-09-09T12:04:13-04:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|

Getting your braces off and finally finishing your orthodontic treatment can be a huge relief. You may be looking forward to showing off your new smile and if you had traditional metal braces, finally getting rid of that hardware. The need to wear orthodontic hardware doesn't end once your teeth have achieve optimal positioning. Dr. [...]

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Help! What Do I Do About A Poking Wire?

By |2018-08-21T20:50:47-04:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Once you are used to your traditional braces, they become quite comfortable. You make certain to regularly visit your orthodontist for adjustments, wear your elastics as directed, and brush and floss often. However, one scenario which does quickly demand your attention and action is when a braces wire snaps loose or becomes dislodged from the [...]

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Invisalign Teen: Erase the Myths

By |2018-08-21T20:52:22-04:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|

At Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics in Charlottesville Va, we receive many questions about Invisalign Teen, so we understand that there may be misconceptions about the treatment process. Invisalign Teen is quickly becoming the orthodontic treatment of choice for high school students preferring to avoid the metal of traditional braces. The many reasons teens request Invisalign [...]

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