Navigating Orthodontics: The ABC’s

At McNamara Orthodontics in Ann Arbor, MI discover the “ABC’s of Orthodontics”: “A” for age, “B” for braces, and “C” for cost and choices. This simplified approach is your gateway to understanding orthodontic care better.   Age plays a vital role, particularly in orthodontics. Evaluations around age 7 can prevent future issues, and these assessments are Read More

Digital Impressions

Gone are the days of gag-inducing, chemical-tasting putty impressions at the orthodontist’s office. With advances in technology, Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics has access to high-tech digital impression machinery, making the experience of getting impressions taken vastly different and more comfortable. What are Digital Impressions? Digital impressions are Read More

Orthodontist Offers Solutions for Smile Direct Club Closure in Ann Arbor

Feeling stranded due to Smile Direct Club closures? Orthodontists Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics stands as your beacon of hope, ready to guide you through the completion of your Smile Direct Club treatment. Conveniently located in Ann Arbor, we’re your one-stop destination for a seamless transition and exceptional Read More

Choosing the Right Dental Specialist

The dilemma of selecting between a dentist, pedodontist, or orthodontist in Ann Arbor, MI often perplexes consumers. The rationale behind opting for an orthodontist is clear: experience and specialized training. What are the Differences Between Dentists, Pedodontists, and Orthodontists? Dentists: All three—dentists, pedodontists, and orthodontists—are skilled in oral care. However, their expertise spans across different facets Read More

It’s Never Too Late for Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment has the power to enhance the appearance of individuals of all ages, from children to adults. In today’s society, people have become increasingly aware of the significance of cultivating and maintaining a beautiful smile.   As our life expectancy continues to increase, the importance of having a healthy and attractive smile remains constant Read More

Proceed with Caution: DIY Orthodontics

Living in the digital era has made access to information and products incredibly convenient. From shopping to self-help tutorials, the internet offers a world of possibilities. However, when it comes to certain aspects of your health, like orthodontic treatment, the do-it-yourself approach can pose significant risks. In this blog post, we will explore the hidden Read More

How to Keep Your Retainers Safe

You did it! After months or even years of wearing braces, your teeth are finally straight and your smile is beautiful. But before you can fully enjoy your new smile, there is one more thing you need to do: wear your retainers. Retainers are essential for keeping your teeth in their new position and maintaining Read More

Celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month

October is known for cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and Halloween, but did you know it’s also National Orthodontic Health Month? This month celebrates the important role that orthodontics plays in improving both oral and mental health. While straightening your teeth may seem like a minor concern, the benefits can have a significant impact on your Read More

Keeping Up with the Innovations in Orthodontics

Innovation is at the forefront of the orthodontic industry, constantly driving change and growth. New technologies and practices are emerging all the time, so it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in orthodontics to ensure you’re receiving the best possible care. If you’re interested in staying informed about the most recent advancements in Read More

How Often Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign?

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign? Adjust my expander? Wear rubber bands, retainers, or mouthguards? These questions and more are some of our most asked questions during treatment. The short answer is that if you wear these appliances and are diligent with your oral health, your treatment will progress easier. Your compliance Read More

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women as they prepare to welcome a new addition to their family. However, it’s essential to remember that pregnancy can also affect your oral health, leading to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. To gain a deeper understanding of how pregnancy impacts your oral health, continue Read More

Can Orthodontics Fix a Speech Impediment?

If you’re a reader of our blog, you know that orthodontic treatment benefits our patients in many ways that may not be immediately obvious. Most people who seek orthodontic treatment focus on a crooked bite, crowded teeth, or a smile they are generally unhappy with. While we certainly love giving every one of our patients Read More

The Anatomy of Orthodontics

For those of us who haven’t gone to school for dentistry or orthodontics, some of the terms your provider may use can be a bit confusing. As a patient it’s important to understand how different parts of the mouth work together to create healthy teeth. From the jaw up to the tooth, each part inside Read More

Whitening Your Teeth

Having a pearly white smile is often a top concern our patients bring to our office. One of the most common questions we get as orthodontists during braces treatment is whether white spots on the teeth are to be expected. Even our patients who don’t have braces are concerned about maintaining a clean white smile. Read More

What to do to Relieve Invisalign Pain

Invisalign is awesome; it gives you an amazing smile without anyone ever noticing it doing its hard work. Mild soreness after switching your Invisalign trays is completely normal but uncomfortable. To help you manage any invisalign pain, here are a few tips from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics. Read More

What Should I Ask my Orthodontist Before Braces?

Getting braces, or any orthodontic appliance is a daunting life change. At the end of your appointment or evaluation, your orthodontists, such as the experienced team at McNamara Orthodontics, including Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara, will ask you if you have any questions, and as a new patient, it’s sometimes hard Read More