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 […]