Monthly Archives: March 2012

Am I Too Old for Braces?

Orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more common. In fact, the number of adults getting braces has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996! More adults than ever are realizing that orthodontic treatment is not just for kids, and can help improve the aesthetics and health of a smile of any age! In society… Read more »

What do rubber bands do?

Rubber bands, or elastics, can be an integral aspect of orthodontic care, so if Dr. W. Michael Allen has prescribed elastics as a part of your treatment, it’s important to follow the directions fully. Elastics help to align your bite or cause teeth to move in different directions and straighten more quickly. We will instruct… Read more »

“Be A Big Mouth” at Allen Orthodontics!

We are excited to announce our latest contest at Allen Orthodontics! Simply refer a friend to our office for a complimentary exam during the months of March, April and May and receive 2 Field Level tickets to a Padres Game! In fact, if your friend begins treatment after their complimentary consultation, YOU will receive an… Read more »

Which questions should I ask during my orthodontic consultation?

When you visit Allen Orthodontics for your orthodontic consultation, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. We want you to be prepared for your appointment and feel in charge of your orthodontic treatment decisions, so keep these questions in mind to ask when you come in for your appointment: • How long will I have… Read more »

The Clear Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners can be a great option for improving the look of your smile. Dr. W. Michael Allen has lots of experience using this technology to give our patients the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Plus, because it’s so convenient, Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily life. • Invisalign aligners are clear, discrete… Read more »