Do You Have Sensitive Teeth? Find Out Why!

Sensitive teeth…Have you ever experienced sensitivity in your teeth when drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream? How about when brushing your teeth? Ever wonder why this happens? Most of the time it is due to enamel wear of teeth. When this happens, the dentin (sensitive part of the tooth) is exposed and left vulnerable Read More

Braces And Nail Biting

Some parents at Junction Orthodontics ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Jaclyn Scroggins feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest.

Is This Space Taken? – Missing Teeth

Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Junction Orthodontics we sometimes see Read More

Averting A Plaque Attack

Gum disease can become a big problem for people as they grow older. Luckily, it doesn’t just happen by accident, and if you know a little about what causes it, you’ll be better able to avoid it in the long run. As unpleasant as it may be to think about, our mouths aren’t the cleanest Read More

Midline Discrepancy – What Is It?

If you pay close attention to popular culture and celebrities, you may have noticed many celebrities wear braces, Tom Cruise included. Why did Tom wear braces? The center of his two front teeth did not line up with the center of his nose and upper lip. There is nothing medically wrong with this condition. However, Read More

Baby Boomer Smile – The Finishing Touch

The Baby Boomers are a generation like no other. In addition to growing up in the tumultuous sixties and seventies, they were the first to experience the full benefit of modern medicine, changing attitudes about nutrition and exercise, and the advent of plastic surgery. As a result, they have been able to maintain a youthful Read More

Many Benefits Of Straight Teeth

There are many reasons why people want straight teeth. Not the least of these is the fact that crooked teeth are not the most attractive feature. While a nicely aligned smile can be the part of your looks that pulls everything else together, a crooked smile can draw attention away from an otherwise striking appearance. Read More

Avoiding a Crowd – Crowded Teeth

Have you ever given any thought to what it actually means to have a “perfect” smile? Most people when asked this question will conjure up mental images of models and Hollywood actors with dazzling teeth. However, there is an actual medical definition of the way the teeth are meant to fit together. The word “occlusion” Read More

Orthodontics For All Ages

Orthodontics…not just for kids anymore. Years ago when people thought about orthodontic braces they pictured a pre-teen or a teenager with a mouth full of metal. But times have certainly changed. Today, orthodontic treatment is not just for kids anymore. People of any age group can now have the smile they have always wanted and Read More

Why Choose An Orthodontist?

Why trust orthodontists…If you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and Read More