The Skinny on Orthodontics

Fun Facts about Orthodontics

Hi 5 Orthodontics would like to share with you a few fun facts offered by the American Association of Orthodontists ( AAO ) we think will be of interest. • The first mechanical treatment for correcting malaligned teeth was suggested by Gaius Plinius Secundus (A.D 23-79). • Famous orthodontic patients include: Tom Cruise, Kathryn Heigle, […]

Orthodontics Can Help With Nail Biting Habits

Nail biting and braces

  Some parents at our orthodontic practice ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Aaron Williams feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best […]

Is This Space Taken?

Missing teeth

Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Hi 5 Orthodontics we sometimes […]

What is a Palatal Expander?

palatal expander

Everyone who visits Hi 5 Orthodontics wants to have a perfect smile. However not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth. Many subtle problems go unnoticed when checking out someone’s smile. Crooked teeth are more obvious, but how your teeth fit together is just as important when creating a great smile […]