Do Braces Affect Self Confidence?

2019-04-08T10:21:40-04:00May 1st, 2019|BLOG|

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, more than four million people in the U.S. wear braces. Braces are no longer just for teenagers, as 25% of people who wear braces are adults. Parks Orthodontics sees patients of all ages who want to change their smile and feel more confident during their daily life. Why [...]

Are You Ready For Your First Visit?

2019-03-26T13:25:56-04:00April 1st, 2019|BLOG|

Getting ready for your first visit to the orthodontist is easy!  Parks Orthodontics has a family-friendly, fun office that welcomes the entire family during your first visit and for all that come after.  To make sure you’re extra-ready, follow this advice from Dr. Parks so that you’ll be as excited to meet us as we [...]

Palatal Expanders and Children

2019-02-23T18:16:32-04:00March 1st, 2019|BLOG|

A palatal expander is used by orthodontists to widen the upper jaw of a child's mouth. This widening of the upper jaw can help to ensure that there is enough room in the child's mouth when their permanent teeth come in. When determining whether or not you'd like to use a palatal expander for your [...]

I got my braces – now what happens?

2019-01-13T15:45:14-04:00February 1st, 2019|BLOG|

You’ve taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful appearance by getting braces at Parks Orthodontics and now you’re probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the period of biggest adjustment; there’s a lot to learn in this short time but don’t worry! In a few short days, your braces will [...]

Parks Orthodontics Reaches New Invisalign Status!

2018-11-28T08:11:40-04:00November 28th, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is proud to announce that Dr. Meredith Parks has officially treated 1376 Invisalign cases and counting! The Invisalign® clear aligner system is designed to be a discreet, nearly invisible option for tooth alignment.  The Invisalign option allows patients to gain the benefits of orthodontic treatment without having to wear conspicuous metal brackets and [...]

Parks Orthodontics Celebrates 40 Years!

2018-10-19T09:09:01-04:00November 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is pleased and proud to announce we are celebrating the 40 year anniversary of our practice! Dr. Bill Parks opened his first independent orthodontic office in the late 1970s with his wife, Sandy.  Working side by side, they spent countless hours creating an environment that would make patients feel comfortable and have fun [...]

Parks Orthodontics Is Goop Free!

2018-09-18T19:14:42-04:00September 18th, 2018|BLOG|

Remember when your orthodontist used to fill a tray of flavored, thick putty (technically called alginate) and insert it in your mouth to take an impression of your teeth? Maybe you would gag, maybe your eyes would water, but certainly you couldn’t wait for them to TAKE IT OUT! The next step in the process [...]