5 things Alexandria parents need to know about Invisalign teen®
Attention moms and dads, are you considering Invisalign for your child? If so,you probably already know that Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without metal braces. But I’m often asked for more information about Invisalign® Teen, specifically. The Basics So, here’s the scoop, instead of the traditional wires and brackets you might […]
A Parent’s Guide to Braces and Invisalign
One of the questions we get most from parents is: “which is better: Braces or Invisalign?” It’s a hard question to answer because so much depends on each child’s personality and their specific needs. That’s why we prioritize spending time with them, and listening to parents. That’s what helps us land on the best possible […]
When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist?
When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist? This is a common question among parents. See what we recommend at Hughes Ortho!
How long should I wear my retainer?
“How long should I wear my retainer?” This is a question we get every day at Hughes Orthodontics from patients, parents, and friends. Before I give you the answer a simple parable may be helpful. A retainer parable Imagine you made a new years resolution to get in better shape, but you actually kept your […]
Dr. Justin is a board certified orthodontist!
Since we had such a busy end to the year it has taken us a while to announce the exciting news that Dr. Justin Hughes has achieved board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics! What is board certification? Aren’t all orthodontists board certified? Unlike in medicine or general dentistry, board certification in orthodontics is […]
Aligners: Orthodontist or Dentist?
“Is there a difference between my orthodontist and my dentist straightening my teeth with Aligners? Isn’t it the same thing?” We commonly get questions like this in our office from new patients and from parents. Imagine a skilled violinist playing a beautiful song. He’s spent thousands of hours practicing and fine tuning his craft, and […]