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What is a Crossbite?


Anytime you go to a healthcare specialist, you are going to hear lots of technical-sounding words. Some of which you might be familiar with, and some that you have no idea what they mean. Orthodontics is a field with an especially large amount of jargon that may be new to you, but we are here to help! Today, let’s take a look at crossbites.


What Does “Bite” Mean in Orthodontics?


While the word “bite” is one that you have obviously heard before, when it is used in orthodontics and dentistry it means something a little different. When Dr. Jolley talks about your bite, he is referring to the way that your teeth fit together. Just as your upper...
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Do you know how you take your children to well-check visits to their pediatrician and regular checkups with their general dentist? It’s just as important to start factoring in orthodontist visits by the time your child is 7-years old.





Why 7-Years Old?


By taking your child to the orthodontist at an early age, you will help to keep your child’s oral health in check. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist by the time they are 7-years old. At this age, the orthodontist is able to look at the way your child’s mouth is developing, including their jaw growth and the way that their permanent teeth are coming in, amongst other things. B...
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We all know that the most important part of dental hygiene is brushing your teeth. When you have braces, properly brushing your teeth is just as important to achieving a bright, beautiful smile. Brushing with braces isn’t difficult, but there are some important things to remember. Check out our Brushing with Braces 101.


Establish a Routine


When you wear braces, it’s easy to miss the buildup of food and bacteria on your teeth that causes cavities. Make sure that you don’t skip brushing in the morning and before bed – and after meals, when possible.


Have the Right Tools


Here is everything you’ll need:


  • A cup

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush (manual or electric)

  • Floss or a floss t...
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We hope that you all had a holly JOLLEY holiday! We love getting to know our patients and their families. This time of year is always so special. Holiday cards start to fill the office and we hear all about your celebration plans. Every excited Christmas wish that is shared with us is a reminder of why we are so dedicated to our patients. Your smiles make us smile.


Heading Into 2022



Man, oh man these last couple of years sure have been weird, right? One of the things that can never change though is our dedication to our patients and our concern and well-wishes for their wellbeing. Our hope for you and your family in 2022 is for health and happiness – and, of course, lots of bright beaut...
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It’s common to hear words that you’re unfamiliar with when you visit your orthodontist or doctor. We try to phrase things in ways that our patients can understand. And we ALWAYS encourage you to ask questions or let us know if you need some more information. Let’s talk about a common word that patients ask us about – Malocclusion.


What is a Malocclusion


The word “occlusion” has several different definitions, but when it comes to dentistry and orthodontics, it refers to the alignment or position of your teeth. A MAL-occlusion is the word used to describe the misalignment of your teeth. Some people are born with naturally straight teeth that fit perfectly i...
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Many people don’t think about it, but orthodontic treatment has many benefits beyond just good oral health. Bright, beautiful smiles help boost confidence and self-esteem, as well as improve one’s appearance – and it lasts a lifetime! Consider giving your loved one (or yourself!) the gift of a smile this holiday season with Invisalign.

Invisalign Basics


Metal braces are not the only orthodontic option to straighten someone’s teeth! There is a better way! Invisalign is a discrete option for your loved ones to help gain that perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. It’s an especially great gift option for teens and adults who don’t like the look of tradi...
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Congratulations on beginning orthodontic treatment and starting your journey toward a smile that you will be proud to show off! As you move forward, it is important that you know the names of the parts of your braces in case you need to describe any problems or questions to our team. So, what are the main terms you need to know? Depending on what type of braces you chose, the terminology will vary some.

What are the main parts of braces?

First, the square pieces that are bonded on each tooth are called brackets. Brackets can be made of stainless-steel metal or tooth colored ceramic and are usually put on the outside of each tooth. If you have lingual braces, the brackets are placed on the insi...

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Patient reviews are the best compliment you can give Dr. Cameron Jolley and the Jolley Orthodontics team. We appreciate when our patients share their experiences with others online! Check out this review from Meagan:

“Dr. Jolley and his entire team are fantastic! My daughter and I had treatment with Dr. Jolley and he is super personable and our smiles are beautiful!”

Thank you to Meagan for sharing about her experience in our office!

Treatment for All Ages

The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that kids see an orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Jolley, at age seven for an exam. This age is suggested because it is a good time to see if early treatment is needed. If it...

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Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is important for many reasons. If you do not keep your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment, it is possible for your treatment time to be delayed and white spots to form on your teeth. Jolley Orthodontics does offer whitening options after treatment, but we would like to prevent the spots from appearing first.

Brushing & Flossing with Braces

Brushing and flossing keeps your teeth and gums clean by removing plaque daily. Dr. Jolley recommends brushing for at least two minutes after every meal and flossing at least once per day. Make sure large pieces of food are cleaned out of your braces and remember to clean all parts of y...

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It makes sense that the month most associated with candy would also be National Orthodontic Health Month, doesn’t it? With all those sweet treats that kiddos (and okay, parents too) just can’t resist, it’s the perfect time for some reminders about oral health and the benefits of orthodontic treatments for people of all ages.

It’s important to remember that in addition to regular dental checkups, orthodontics should be an ongoing part of your child’s dental health. Orthodontists specialize in aligning the jaws and moving teeth into proper alignment – which may sound scary, but is usually involves a pretty easy treatment plan that will result in the beautifu...

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