Parks Orthodontics Is Now Texting!

By |2018-07-20T09:47:57+00:00August 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is excited to announce that our patients can now text us! We now offer a “Virtual Consultation Smile Assessment” for orthodontic services.  How does this work? You simply take a series of photos of your mouth and send them to us. After we receive the photos, Dr. Meredith Parks will review them and [...]

Parks Orthodontics Wins Best Orthodontics Practice!

By |2018-04-27T15:11:50+00:00July 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is pleased and proud to announce that we have been named the best orthodontic practice on the Southside and Peninsula by Coastal Virginia Magazine and their Reader’s Choice Best of Awards. Dr. Parks and Dr. Joosse are honored to receive the community’s nominations and votes for this award. Dr. Meredith Parks joined the [...]

Announcing the 2018 William R. Parks Memorial Scholarship Winners!

By |2018-06-12T12:36:52+00:00June 12th, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is pleased to announce the winners of the William R. Parks Memorial Scholarship for 2018!  These scholarship recipients represent the the spirit of Parks Orthodontics founder Bill Parks: a desire to serve fueled by a drive to succeed. The winners of the 2018 William R. Parks Memorial Scholarships are: Williamsburg Office: Lemai Vo, [...]

If you were stranded on a desert island…

By |2018-03-08T06:43:25+00:00June 1st, 2018|BLOG, Uncategorized|

If you were stranded on a desert island… If you were stranded on a desert island, and you had to choose between having a roll of floss or a toothbrush, which would you choose? It’s an interesting hypothetical that I remember debating back in dental school. Yes, we are nerds…but, it’s something I’ve thought about [...]

Orthodontic Treatment: The Myths and The Facts!

By |2018-02-04T09:36:47+00:00May 1st, 2018|BLOG|

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) make it their mission to educate the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment. The misconceptions about orthodontists and their role in helping people achieve and maintain good oral health really are unfounded, and we, in conjunction with the AAO, want to address some of them so that our [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 4

By |2018-03-08T06:31:37+00:00April 1st, 2018|BLOG|

In the previous three blog posts, I’ve discussed the most common indications for Phase I or early orthodontic treatment: 1) To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) 2) To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting normally (Read blog post here) [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 3

By |2018-03-01T14:28:05+00:00March 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Phase I or early orthodontic treatment is not the time to create one’s “forever smile.” Phase I treatment is useful: To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting normally (Read blog post here) Try to [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 2

By |2018-02-04T09:26:23+00:00February 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Some people are surprised to learn that kids as young as 7-8 years old sometimes need orthodontic treatment.  However, Phase I, or early orthodontic treatment, can help: *To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) *To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 1

By |2018-01-11T15:03:56+00:00January 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Phase I or early orthodontic treatment is when orthodontics is performed during the “transitional dentition,” or when there is a mix of baby and permanent teeth.  Generally speaking, these are the reasons to have orthodontic intervention before all the permanent teeth are in the mouth: 1)  To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth [...]