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Trust an Orthodontist with Your Family’s Smiles

April 20th 2022
Wazio OrthodonticsIf you have been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, you may be wondering if your family dentist is the best person to turn to for the high-quality care you need. Although many people believe dentists and orthodontists are interchangeable, there are significant differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist. It’s important to understand these differences in order to make an informed decision about your orthodontic care. In general,...  [Read full blog post]


Preparing For Orthodontics

March 21st 2022
Wazio OrthodonticsWhen you or your child are ready to visit Wazio Orthodonticsfor an evaluation, you may have a few questions and maybe even some concerns. It is completely normal to feel a bit apprehensive when you first consider going to an orthodontist. Whether your dentist has advised you to seek care from Wazio Orthodontics, or you have decided to do so on your own, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your initial exam with Dr. Wazio and his team. Before your initial...  [Read full blog post]


LightForce: The Future of 3D Orthodontics

February 28th 2022
Wazio OrthodonticsAdvances in Orthodontic technology have allowed the team at Wazio Orthodontics to diagnose and treat our patients more precisely. We have committed ourselves to staying in a leadership position in all aspects of orthodontics…allowing us to better serve you and your family. We believe everyone deserves the most efficient, effective, and comfortable treatment possible. That’s why we are excited to announce that we have incorporated fully customized, 3D printed tooth-moving...  [Read full blog post]


Online Orthodontic Treatment

January 17th 2022
Wazio OrthodonticsYou may have noticed that a few online direct-to-consumer companies have been making orthodontic treatment sound super quick, super easy, and super cheap…Just take a selfie and BAM!... Straight teeth! While it may initially sound great to save money and buy your clear aligners directly online without having to talk to anyone at all. The reality is…you aren’t getting the treatment for less. You are simply purchasing a product and opting out of the many important aspects...  [Read full blog post]


7 Steps to a Healthy Smile

December 15th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsA healthy mouth looks and feels terrific. To achieve a healthy mouth takes some effort, but every step is worth it. You will be pleased with yourself for taking care of your oral hygiene needs, and your dentist will be impressed with your determination to maintain what is so important for not only your oral health but the wellness of your entire body. The 7 steps below are smart ways to care for your smile. There is no quick fix or workaround when it comes to doing what’s...  [Read full blog post]


What is Invisalign First?

November 24th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsInvisalign First is a new treatment option offered at Wazio Orthodontics that can improve your child’s smile as they grow. Children can now receive this effective, innovative, and comfortable treatment, replacing the need for bulky metal expanders, headgear, or braces. Invisalign First was developed for children between the ages of 6-10 who experience issues with crowding, spacing, alignment issues, protrusions, arch development, and expansion. The treatment addresses these...  [Read full blog post]


Treating TMJ Disorders

October 22nd 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsAs a Certified Specialists in Orthodontics, Dr. John Wazio doesn't just create beautifully straight smiles, he also deals with the bite as a whole…including the jaw. If you touch your face right in front of your ear while opening and closing your jaw, you’ll feel your temporomandibular joint at work. When your temporomandibular joint working as it should, you can yawn or take a big bite of your favorite food without thinking twice. When your temporomandibular joint is...  [Read full blog post]


Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

September 23rd 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsAdvancements in orthodontics have given our patients more options for achieving the smile they have always wanted! At Wazio Orthodontics, we offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners, like Invisalign! Invisalign clear aligners allow Dr.Wazio to achieve the same results as traditional braces but without any brackets or wires. If you are thinking about improving your smile but can’t picture yourself in braces…Invisalign clear aligners might be the...  [Read full blog post]


Are You Too Old For Braces?

August 13th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and you can too. The team at Wazio Orthodontics would like...  [Read full blog post]


Adjusting to Your New Braces in 5 Easy Steps

July 20th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsYou may not be excited to get braces at first, but before you know it…you will love your braces. The hardest part about getting braces is making it through the first week, but after that first week you'll realize that your braces are working hard to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. At Wazio Orthodontics, we know your first week in braces is going to be a little tough, so we have come up with a few tips to help you feel more comfortable. Tip #1: Avoiding...  [Read full blog post]


Fast Track Your Orthodontic Treatment with Acceledent

June 17th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsHave you been considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t want to be in braces forever? We completely understand and know that sometimes orthodontic treatment can feel like a long, drawn out, uncomfortable process. And although we know the result of a straighter, more beautiful smile is worth it, orthodontic treatment can feel like a daunting process at times. That’s why, at Wazio Orthodontics, we offer our patients a safe and effective way to speed up treatment time. The...  [Read full blog post]


Summertime is the Best Time for Braces!

May 12th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsThe seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little anymore and it’s time to consider braces. At Wazio Orthodontics, we highly recommend early interventionwhen it comes to orthodontics. Contrary to the popular belief there is no wrong time to get your child or teen started with orthodontics, and your decision should depend on many personal factors, including scheduling and finances. However, there is one time of year...  [Read full blog post]


More Than Just a Pretty Smile

April 14th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsWhether it is for health reasons or you just want a smile you can be proud of...there are many benefits to straight teeth. At Wazio Orthodontics, our goal is to provide you with a smile that is confident and healthy. Whether it’s through Invisalign, traditional braces, or clear braces...orthodontics is more than just a pretty smile. Many people consider crooked teeth to be a cosmetic issue, but the health benefits of straight teeth are actually quite significant. While...  [Read full blog post]


Braces for Adults

March 29th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is not just for teens. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there is a high number of patients over the age of 18 seeking orthodontic treatment every day. The benefits of orthodontic treatment go beyond the obvious aesthetic changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw. Crooked teeth or jaw problems contribute to improper...  [Read full blog post]


The Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

February 25th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsAt Wazio Orthodontics, our top priority is to create lasting relationships with our patients, honoring the trust they have placed with us while creating incredible smiles! Having straight teeth is important not only for children but for adults as well. Straightening your teeth with a clear aligner system, like Invisalign, can treat common orthodontic problems thereby helping you maintain your dental health. If you want a straighter smile but don’t want the look of...  [Read full blog post]


What is Invisalign?

January 20th 2021
Wazio OrthodonticsWhen you think of orthodontics, you probably think of traditional metal braces. But metal braces are not the only option when it comes to correcting your bite. There are many options for achieving the smile you have always dreamed of…some options you can’t even see. The Invisalign System is virtually undetectable and straightens your teeth without wires and brackets. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and...  [Read full blog post]


Welcome To Our Blog

December 1st 2020
Wazio OrthodonticsWe want to welcome everyone to our new blog! We are excited to have an outlet to keep our patients, their families, and their friends up to date on all of the new and amazing things happening at Wazio Orthodontics!  Dr. Wazio strives to stay current with all new developments in Orthodontics. Our team has a wealth of dental experience averaging over 17 years. We offer a wide range of orthodontic services ranging from early interceptive treatment for young children to...  [Read full blog post]


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