Is Invisalign Worth It?

For a long time, traditional braces were the only option for anyone wanting to correct their orthodontic issues. So it’s no wonder that most people tend to associate orthodontics with a mouth full of metal! Fortunately, times have changed, and we’re able to offer patients more treatment methods than ever before thanks to advances in… Read More

Does Your Smile Leave A Lasting Impression?

Did you know that we all possess something called psychological cues that allow us to communicate with each other in nonverbal ways? That means your gestures, posture, outward appearance, and even your smile are actively saying something to someone before you ever open your mouth to speak! This is one reason why you always hear… Read More

Am I Too Old For Braces?

When most people think about orthodontics, they think about teenagers in braces. And while many orthodontic patients are, in fact, teenagers, adults can also benefit significantly from orthodontic treatment. If you’re wondering, “am I too old for braces?” you’ll be happy to know that about 1 in every 5 current orthodontic patients is over the… Read More

Benefits Of An Orthodontist Over Smile Direct Club

We live in a world where we can get nearly anything we need faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before. While this is most certainly convenient, it has also led to some unforeseen side effects, even in the field of orthodontics. Most notably, it’s led to an increase in the number of direct-to-consumer treatments available… Read More

3 Questions To Ask When Choosing An Orthodontist

Taking the steps towards improving your oral health by straightening your smile is no small feat. You don’t want to trust your orthodontic care to just anyone. You want an experienced orthodontic specialist who will consider every detail of your treatment. At Clauss Orthodontics, we believe that you should feel empowered throughout your orthodontic journey,… Read More

Virtual Visits and Consultations

There is no doubt that times are changing! From business closures to safer-at-home orders, daily life has started to look quite different than what most of us are used to. These unforeseen changes can leave you wondering how – and even if – you can go about seeking orthodontic care or continue your current treatment.… Read More

Maintaining Orthodontic Treatment At Home

As the CDC continues to encourage social distancing and more states enact safer-at-home orders, it’s easy to see that times are changing. This may leave you wondering where that leaves your orthodontic treatment or if you can even move forward. The great news is you don’t have to worry! Maintaining your treatment from home is… Read More

Debunking Common Myths About Braces For Adults

The first thing most people think of when they think about orthodontics is a teenager with a mouthful of braces. However, this stereotype isn’t quite true! In reality, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for patients of all ages – including adults! More adults than ever are taking advantage of orthodontics to straighten their teeth and… Read More

How Much Do Braces Cost?

One of the questions we hear most often here at Clauss Orthodontics is “how much will braces actually cost me?” This is an understandable concern, and there’s no denying that orthodontic treatment of any kind will require an investment of your time and finances. The answer to this question can depend on a number of… Read More

DIY Treatments Vs. Treatment with Clauss Orthodontics

As you’ve probably noticed, DIY is all the rage right now. Social media is full of tutorials and how-to’s on everything from repurposing old objects to making your own bath bombs. This trend is great for anyone with a creative streak, or who loves a good deal, but it does have its limits. As with… Read More

Is Your Child Afraid Of Braces?

It’s never easy breaking the news to your child that they need braces. It’s natural for both of you to feel a little nervous about setting out on such an important journey, and it’s definitely normal for kids to feel less than enthusiastic about the whole process. After all, braces are a pretty big unknown!… Read More

Orthodontic Care: No Referral Necessary

These days, it seems like you need a referral for just about every healthcare service under the sun. If you’ve been thinking about orthodontic care for your child, you’ve probably wondered whether or not you’d need a referral from your dentist first. Fortunately, most dental insurance plans don’t require a dental referral, and most orthodontists… Read More