Invisalign for Adults


If you had orthodontic treatment as a child but have experienced movement of your teeth as an adult, Gardner Orthodontics has a solution for you… Invisalign! Even if you did not have braces as a child and would like straight teeth now, Invisalign is the clear solution. At Gardner Orthodontics, we believe it is never [...]

What Is Invisalign Treatment Really Like?


What is Invisalign? Invisalign™ is a removable, invisible alternative to the metal braces your parents may have worn to straighten their teeth. A series of Invisalign aligners is custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. Throughout your treatment, your teeth will progress along the predetermined course as you [...]

Why Moms Love Invisalign Teen


At Gardner Orthodontics, we hear a lot of patients saying that they “love their Invisalign Teen.” Did you know that our patients' moms love it, too? Read on to learn why moms love Invisalign for their teenagers. Fewer appointments With good compliance, patients can complete their Invisalign Teen treatment with one-third fewer appointments than traditional [...]

iTero – The Digital Impression Scanner


iTero - The Digital Impression Scanner in Action An accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The iOC Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival (gum) structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in just minutes. The scanner records every detail of your teeth and soft-tissue structures, rendering an instant, precise [...]

What to Know as an Adult Considering Orthodontic Care


At Gardner Orthodontics, 20 percent of our patients are adults. Many adults are currently consulting orthodontists to correct imperfections that may have bothered them for a while or become a detriment to their oral health as they age. Fortunately, adult options for discreet orthodontic treatment have expanded dramatically since they were teenagers! Why Adults Need [...]

Waterpiks and Air Flossers, Should You Use Them?


During orthodontics, the question often arises, “should I use waterpiks and air flossers?” At Gardner Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic appliances can make good oral hygiene more difficult, so we encourage our patients to use waterpiks and air flossers in addition to brushing and flossing. Both waterpiks and air flossers are designed to clean between [...]

Four Tips For Cleaning Your Braces Effectively


At Gardner Orthodontics in Richmond, we like to teach some specialized techniques for maintaining great oral hygiene with braces. Your commitment to your at-home oral care routine ensures that when you excitedly get your braces off to reveal a beautiful, healthy, newly-aligned smile, you won’t have a diagnosis of cavities throughout your mouth offsetting your [...]

4 Reasons Teenagers Love Invisalign


There are several benefits to having the Invisalign straightening system as a teenager. While traditional braces have a youthful appearance, Invisalign allows patients to straighten teeth discreetly. Teenagers have many reasons to love the clear straightening system. Here are a few of the reasons Invisalign is so popular amongst our teenagers. High School Sports A teenager involved [...]