Should You Brush or Floss First?


Which came first, the chicken or the egg? No one can say for sure, but one thing we do know is that when it comes to brushing and flossing, there’s definitely one that should be done before the other. You may be surprised to know that according to studies, flossing should be your first step!

Floss First!

It has been proven that flossing before you brush is the best way to get your teeth thoroughly clean and remove the most plaque. Flossing before brushing also allows for better fluoride concentration from toothpaste, which helps make the enamel stronger and more resistant to decay.

Why is it Beneficial?

By flossing before brushing, you knock out food particles loose that are stuck in bet...

Should you still wear your retainer if it feels tight?


You have finally gotten your braces off! Congratulations and welcome to your new beautiful smile. Wearing your retainer as directed is the absolute best way to make sure your teeth don’t shift or move over time. Here is the thing… just because you are out of braces, does not mean that your orthodontic journey is quite over. Unfortunately, teeth can and will shift as we age. Sometimes it is barely noticeable and other times it can be significant. The good news is that keeping your newly straightened smile in good shape is easy.

We know that getting used to wearing your retainer can take some time. Check out the following information to help you figure out how.

My Retainer Feels ...

What is a Crossbite?


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...

How Early Treatment Can Avoid Costly Treatment Later


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...

Teacher Discount


Teacher Discount

May is a special time for our teachers as we honor all the hard work that goes into educating our students. At Jolley Orthodontics we understand that teachers have an important role in our patients' lives. Dr. Cameron Jolley and his team would like to extend a 10% discount to teachers, school staff, and their immediate family members for any new treatment.

Why Jolley Orthodontics?

Dr. Cameron Jolley is a Board Certified Orthodontist. He received his degree from Nova Southeastern University of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale Florida and graduated top of his class, and attended the University of Washington in Seattle for his Orthodontic Speciality Program. Dr. Jolley has been...

Brushing and Flossing with Braces


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...

"Outstanding Results" at Jolley Orthodontics


Fantastic practice! We've recommended so many people to Dr. Jolley over the years. I've had two children go through treatment at his practice and had outstanding results both times. The staff is superb and Dr. Jolley is the best. -N.R.

Fantastic Practice

N.R., thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a kind review. Your kind words warm our hearts and we love hearing from families like yours! We take pride in ensuring that each family has a fantastic experience in our office. At Jolley Orthodontics we offer a variety of treatment options such as early treatment, adolescent treatment, adult treatment, Invisalign®, retention, metal braces, ceramic braces, and Incognito™ b...

Mentioned in The Angle Orthodontist Journal


Dr. Cameron Jolley was honored to be a part of the Angle Orthodontist Journal, for his participation in research for anterior open bite malocclusion (AOB) in adults. He was mentioned in this journal along with 13 other doctors and practices.

What is AOB?

AOB stands for "adult anterior open bite," which is a condition in the maxillary and mandibular teeth when contact is lost. In other words, the patient's upper and lower teeth slant outward when their mouth is shut. This condition can occur in many different ways: it can be hereditary, caused by thumb-sucking, or other foreign objects in a patient's mouth. In the orthodontic world, this is considered one of the most difficult conditions to tr...

Retainer Reminders


Keeping your teeth straight after your braces come off really depends on your retainers. We know how excited you are to get your braces off and check out your new beautiful smile! Although it may seem that your orthodontic journey is over, it isn’t. The next step is all up to you. That last step is called retention and is what will keep your teeth from shifting over time.

Taking care of your retainer and your teeth isn’t difficult, but there are some very important things to remember. Check out some basic retainer reminders below!

Reminder 1: Wear Your Retainers!

Sounds simple, but the most important tip is to actually wear your retainers! Just like every patient has a different ...

Happy New Year From Our Jolley Team


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...