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New Year New Smile

January 1st, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Start your New Year off with a beautiful smile! Smiles come in all shapes and sizes and Nathan Davis Orthodontics is here to help you achieve your best smile!

With the latest technology, the eye of an artist and the technique of a perfectionist, Dr. Davis works with each patient to ensure outcomes exceed expectations.

 

Read our reviews and you'll find comments like this: "We love Nathan Davis Orthodontics! They treat us like family. We have had three family members go through treatment with them and couldn't be happier!" Ashlee K.

Come in for a complimentary consultation to see what 2019 has in store for your smile! Already on your smile journey with us, share the love and we'll reward you for your referrals!

Learn more at davissmiles.com or call us at 480-969-8500. #davissmiles

 

Could You Benefit From Braces

January 1st, 2019

New Year, New Smile

Ever wonder if you're a good candidate for orthodontic treatment? With so many reasons to get treatment, in addition to aesthetics, it's worth a quick, professional orthodontic opinion to get your best smile!

“Each time you smile you throw a little feel-good party in your brain.” Meg Selig

Seeing a licensed orthodontist is critical due to their specialized education and experience. Some general dentists handle mild orthodontic care but are limited in their scope by complexity and often hand off cases to orthodontics in the end.

Dr. Nathan Davis feels that consultations are so important to making such an important decision, that he offers comprehensive consultations at no cost. This includes full panoramic digital images and a personal meeting with our treatment coordinator and Dr. Davis. The cost savings to you is at least $200 because typical panoramic images cost between $200 and $700. (Our panoramic image is an x-ray taken by a machine that rotates around your head to provide a picture of teeth, jaws and other important information.)

How Long Does a Consultation Take?

Consultations take approximately one hour. After that hour you'll walk out of our office with an individualized treatment plan and projected fee schedule. It's also a great way to get a feel for the office and staff to determine personal fit.

Call 480-969-8500 today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation with Dr. Nathan T. Davis in either our Mesa/Gilbert office or Chandler. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve the smile you were meant to have!

 

 

Orthodontic Emergencies

December 18th, 2018

Although major orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, when they do happen it is important to seek immediate attention. By comparison, a minor orthodontic issue is something you can usually take care of yourself, or wait until your next scheduled appointment for care. Here are some guidelines to help you understand the difference between an orthodontic emergency and a minor issue.

Orthodontic Emergencies

Acute, Direct Injury to the Mouth, Jaw, or Teeth

Whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, if you injure your mouth, jaw, or teeth, you should see a doctor or dentist immediately. You may need an X-ray to determine the extent of your injury. If the injury affects the orthodontic appliances, they will need adjustment or possibly replacement, depending upon the extent of the injury.

Infected Teeth

It is possible for teeth to become infected following orthodontic treatment. This may or may not be related to your orthodontic appliances. If you experience pain or swelling around a tooth that gets progressively worse, seek professional care as soon as possible.

Minor Orthodontic Issues

While true orthodontic emergencies are rare, minor issues are much more common. Here are some examples of minor orthodontic issues that can be remedied on your own and/or fixed at your next office visit:

  • Poking wire
  • Loose bracket
  • Loose elastic band
  • Loose wire
  • Loose appliance
  • Headgear does not fit
  • Lost or broken elastic band
  • General soreness

Any of the above issues can happen as a result of normal usage, shifting, and wear of your braces. Eating unusually hard or sticky foods can cause or exacerbate these problems. Vigorous brushing of the teeth can also be a factor. None of these issues are emergencies unless they are accompanied by acute or prolonged pain or discomfort.

As for on-the-spot remedies, covering a loose bracket or wire with wax can be a quick fix to alleviate discomfort until your next orthodontist visit. Poking or protruding wires can be moved with a cotton swab or tweezers, or clipped down with nail clippers. Be sure to sterilize the tweezers or clippers in alcohol first. Cover any clipped wire ends with a small ball of wax.

Some soreness or small abrasions in the mouth are normal, especially with recent orthodontic work. Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution comprised of eight ounces or warm water and one teaspoon of salt.

When in doubt, be sure to contact our Mesa or Chandler office with any questions, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nathan Davis at Nathan Davis Orthodontics.

 

Merry and Bright

December 17th, 2018

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

'Tis the season for sharing warm hearts, hot cocoa and bright smiles! To keep your braces in good shape over the holidays, remember to stay away from the ooey, gooey, chewy, sticky foods and all things hard and crunchy.

Take a pass on traditional sweets such as toffee, peanut brittle, and sticky popcorn. Many festive treats are still on the menu though and will fill your belly with cheer! Try yummy breads, cakes, cookies, warm cocoa, marshmallows, and all things soft!

Have a Merry Christmas filled with lots of love and family time! Cheers to a healthy smile with no unexpected visits to fix broken brackets or wires! #davissmiles