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

Should You Consider Adult Orthodontics? It’s not just Braces!

For much of its history, orthodontic treatment was seen as a kind of rite of passage for teens. However, patients have been shifting away from this kind of thinking recently, and as a result, orthodontists are now treating more adults than ever before. In fact, about 1 in every 4 current orthodontic patients is over… Read More

Top Tips to Keep Your Smile in Shape in 2019

Even if you’re already thinking that your New Year’s resolutions are a lost cause, you can still take advantage of the excitement that comes with the start of a brand new year! While many people focus on more traditional resolution topics like weight loss, getting to the gym more often, or saving up for a… Read More

Thanksgiving Tips and Team Recipes

With Halloween out of the way and most of the candy stash depleted or donated, we’re ready to get down to business with our Thanksgiving planning! We’re looking forward to a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends, and delicious food, and we hope you are, too. Here at Clauss Orthodontics, we know how difficult it… Read More

How to Survive Halloween In Braces

Crisp mornings, falling leaves, fun costumes, and spooky sights – it can only be October! It’s also National Orthodontic Health Month, and Clauss Orthodontics is taking a little extra time to educate people about the benefits of orthodontic treatments and how they can create a healthy, beautiful smile. It also happens to be the month… Read More

How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Anybody who knows anything about sports knows that this is one of the best times of the year. Fall ball, Friday night lights, soccer on crisp autumn mornings – there’s something for everyone who loves being on the field or the court! If you’re an athlete with braces on the horizon, you may be worried… Read More

Back to School With Braces

It seems impossible that summer is already slipping away from us, particularly when it’s still so hot most days. Even if we wish it weren’t so, though, it’s definitely that time of year again! Early morning alarms, brand new backpacks, and just the tiniest hint of fall in the air. The start of the school… Read More