How to be the Best Tooth Fairy!

We all remember the excitement of losing teeth as a child. Losing teeth often isn’t the exciting part, but the visit from the Tooth Fairy is! Nowadays, there are a lot more things you can do beyond slipping some money under a pillow to create wonderful memories your child will never forget. Keep reading for Read More

How to Make Flossing Simpler!

Flossing often gets skipped after brushing one’s teeth because it is viewed as a nuisance and an unnecessary extra step. In fact, flossing is just as essential to your oral health as brushing. Flossing helps to eliminate the accumulation of harmful bacteria and plaque, which is a result of food particles that get trapped between Read More

A Smile A Day

A smile a day does a lot more than just make you appear happy, it can actually have positive benefits for your overall health! Your dentist and orthodontist are hard at work helping you create and maintain teeth that will keep you smiling for a lifetime. While smiling can seem very superficial initially, a beautiful Read More

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

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