Monthly Archives: September 2014

Introducing Alecia!

Have you noticed a new face around the office? We’re excited to have a new member of the Allen Orthodontics team, Alecia! Alecia is originally from Boise, ID with 6 years of experience in the orthodontic field. She joins our office as an¬†Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Tech! As the oldest of 4 siblings, Alecia is great at… Read more »

Feeling Confident at Your Orthodontic Consultation

How You Can Start Preparing Now When you first start thinking about going to the orthodontist, it is normal to feel apprehensive. What will your orthodontic experience bring? Whether you have been advised by a dentist or chosen to seek out orthodontic care from Dr. Allen on your own, there are a few things you… Read more »

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct a wide variety of abnormalities of our patients’ jaw and teeth. The surgery is often done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. While the patient’s appearance may be significantly improved as a result, the primary purpose of the surgery is to correct functional problems including but not limited to: Unbalanced… Read more »

Aging and Oral Health

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. What’s more, nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay. Oral health, regardless of age,… Read more »

September is Self-Improvement Month!

These days, Americans everywhere are putting greater emphasis on health and self-improvement, and more people are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. September happens to be Self-Improvement Month, and our team at Allen Orthodontics knows that orthodontic treatment is an investment in self-improvement that will provide benefits for a lifetime. Recent advances in orthodontia… Read more »