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Oral Hygiene
10/29/2018
Now that your braces are in place, it is very important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen throughout the length of your treatment. Braces, wires, bands and retainers can all trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or floss away plaque. Careful brushing and flossing, preferably after every meal and snack, is the best way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.
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Summer BBQ Foods to Avoid While Eating With Braces
08/06/2018
If you’re a patient with traditional metal braces, some foods pose a challenge. Of course, if you use Invisalign that are removable, this isn't an issue. If you anticipate yourself being unable to stay away from the challenging foods that you’re likely to encounter at a summer barbecue, you might want to talk to your Dothan, Al, orthodontist about the options available so you don't have to avoid these foods. If you are going to use traditional braces with metal brackets, though, you’ll need to make sure you avoid these problem foods.
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Benefits of Summertime Orthodontics
06/04/2018
Summertime and the livin’ is easy. School is out and long, lazy days melt into a lingering twilight. This season can be a beautiful, carefree time of year for many children and teens. However, did you know that summer is also a great time to start orthodontic treatment? If you, your child, or your teen needs an orthodontist in Enterprise, Dr. John P. Howell is ready to help with locations in Enterprise, Dothan, and Ozark. There are multiple benefits of beginning orthodontics during the months of summer.
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Why Aren’t My Braces Working?
04/09/2018
One of the things that we pride ourselves most on here at Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists is our exceptional braces and Invisalign treatments. When you come to visit your orthodontist in Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark, AL, we guarantee that you’ll have a safe, convenient, and effective treatment. However, if you undergo orthodontic treatment with us, there’s a possibility that you may find that your braces don’t seem to be moving your teeth. There are a few common reasons as to why your braces may not be working – or at least appear not to be – and we’d like to share them with you.
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Dangers of DIY Braces
02/05/2018
At Wiregrass Orthodontics, we're proud to serve as a comprehensive resource for orthodontic treatment in the Dothan, AL area. While we strive to provide world-class orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign to our patients, we aim to help patients beyond purely providing in-office treatment – and that includes being a resource for great oral health more generally. Unfortunately, we've seen a disturbing trend recently in orthodontic health: DIY braces. What are DIY braces and why are they a problem? To understand this, we have to look at the specifics of how orthodontic appliances move teeth.
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Is Invisalign Right for Me?
12/11/2017
Many people who could benefit from orthodontic treatment would like to be treated with Invisalign clear aligners because of all the benefits this teeth-straightening method offers. But as much as our Ozark orthodontist would like to provide Invisalign treatment to anyone who wants it, that’s not an option because Invisalign simply isn’t right for everyone.
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The Best Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment
08/15/2017
As your trusted orthodontic providers, we at Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists are here to help you achieve a straighter smile when you’re in search of a Dothan, Ozark, or Enterprise orthodontist.
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Three Summer Hacks for Maintaining Your Braces While on Vacation
07/14/2017
As your provider of Ozark and Dothan braces, we at Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists want to do all we can to make sure that your orthodontic treatment is as convenient as possible.
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Three Braces Friendly Summer Treats
06/16/2017
At Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists, we don’t only want to provide you with high-quality braces in Dothan, Ozark, and Enterprise – we want to help make your treatment as comfortable and hassle-free as possible – including when it comes to what foods you can eat.
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Brace Yourself For Summer
06/05/2017
Everyone needs a little break, and having braces shouldn’t hold you back from that. At Wiregrass Orthodontics, we understand that when summer arrives our patients like to engage in a little fun.
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The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth
05/15/2017
At Wiregrass Orthodontics, we use comprehensive orthodontic treatment to provide patients with beautiful and healthy smiles.
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Preventing Tooth Decay
04/24/2017
A healthy smile is a vital asset in almost any situation, personal or professional – and maintaining a healthy smile means preventing tooth decay.
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Alternatives to Metal Braces
03/20/2017
We at Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists understand that metal braces aren’t for everyone. That’s fine; there’s no single thing on the planet that’s perfect for everybody.
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Pros & Cons of Manual vs Electric Toothbrushes
02/10/2017
When you think of the word “toothbrush” you probably pictures a regular, manual toothbrush. This common tool designed to brush the teeth has been around for ages.
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Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2017
01/13/2017
At Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists, we’re committed to providing each and every one of our patients with the ability to achieve the smile of their dreams.
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Braces Friendly Treat for the Holidays
12/15/2016
At Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists, we strive to be your premier choice when it comes to orthodontics for all those around Eufaula, Enterprise, Ozark, and Dothan, AL.
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Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists

  • Dothan Office - 100 O’Brannon Park Dr., Dothan, AL 36303 Phone: 334-792-1000
  • Enterprise Office - 557 Glover Ave. #1, Enterprise, AL 36330 Phone: 334-347-6777
  • Ozark Office - 317 James St., Ozark, AL 36360 Phone: 334-792-1000

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