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Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign vs. Braces
06/26/2019
If you're considering improving your smile through orthodontic treatment, we're excited for you. A new smile provides a boost in happiness, confidence, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of life, and orthodontic treatment to achieving one. But you've also got a big decision to make: will you straighten your smile with braces or Invisalign? At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we strive to be a resource for every aspect of the treatment process – so here are a few things to consider when choosing between Invisalign and braces.
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Benefits of Straight Teeth
Benefits of Straight Teeth
04/29/2019
At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, VA achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. The aesthetic improvements of straighter teeth are obvious to anyone, but the truth is, achieving a new smile carries a host of benefits that go far beyond appearance. If you're considering straightening your teeth through braces or Invisalign, there's never been a better time to do it – and when you finally finish treatment, you'll get to enjoy a wide range of benefits.
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Why Choose Invisalign
Why Choose Invisalign
01/17/2019
At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach achieve gorgeous new smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, modern orthodontic treatments are more comfortable and convenient than ever. Modern braces are lighter, thinner, and more comfortable than those of the past, and we can now offer alternative treatments that make it easier than ever to achieve a new smile – and one of the best is Invisalign.
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Goodbye From Dr. Andersen
01/04/2019
I have been practicing dentistry for almost 20 years, over 14 of them here at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. I would like to thank each one of you for the opportunity to be your orthodontist or your child's orthodontist; the relationships we have built personally and professionally are what have made my career as your orthodontist so rewarding. It is therefore with mixed emotions that I make the announcement that as of January 19, 2019, I will be retiring from Eastern Virginia Orthodontics in order to spend more time with my family.
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Braces-Friendly Recipes
11/01/2018
Fall is upon us, and as the trees shed their leaves and the weather starts to cool, we know people everywhere are looking forward to some time spent enjoying some delicious seasonal treats. If you're starting autumn with braces, though, you'll need to exercise caution: plenty of seasonal autumn foods pose a danger of breaking or damaging brackets and braces. At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, our mission is to make every part of the orthodontic treatment process easier for patients throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the greater Chesapeake area, so here are a couple fall recipes you can safely enjoy with braces this year!
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Back To School With Braces
Back To School With Braces: Tips & Tricks
08/06/2018
While it might not be on the front of your mind, Summer is actually a very popular time of year for school-aged children to begin the process of straightening their smile with braces. And with the new school year just around the corner, many children will be attending class with braces for the first time. Fear not! We’ve compiled some helpful back-to-school tips to help make this time of year enjoyable, and trouble-free.
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Oral Hygiene Tips To Teach Your Children
06/04/2018
Good oral hygiene is very important for your teeth and for your gums. We at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics encourage you, as parents, to teach your children tips, and get them into a routine of practicing good dental health.
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Do I Still Need To See My Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment?
02/05/2018
This is a very common question for patients new to orthodontic treatment, and the short answer is, yes, you need to see your regular dentist during orthodontic treatment. Even though Drs. Shivar, Peluso or Andersen are checking your teeth at every appointment, they are focused on the movement of your teeth while your regular dentist will monitor the health of your teeth.
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Emergency Orthodontic Care on Vacation
12/07/2017
With the holidays here, we know a lot of people will be traveling, both our own patients and patients from other orthodontic offices. While a true orthodontic emergency is few and far between, we wanted to help you prepare for traveling with braces.
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National Orthodontic Health Month & More
10/10/2017
Orthodontic Health Is Always Important, But, During October, It Is Especially Important, As It Is National Orthodontic Health Month!
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The Long-Term Benefits of Braces for Children
09/19/2017
As an orthodontic team that works with many families in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, we are often asked by parents why their children need braces. Many parents ask us to explain what the benefits of braces are, to help them understand the importance of spending time and money improving their children’s smiles.
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Starting Braces in The Summer
06/15/2017
While orthodontics might not be on the top of your list when it comes to summer activities, it’s actually a very popular time for children to start treatment. Without the pressures of lunch with friends or speaking in front of the class, summer gives children time to adjust to treatment.
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My Retainer Isn’t Fitting Anymore
03/20/2017
When a patient tells us that his or her retainer is no longer fitting right, there are just two things that could have occurred. Learn more about what happens when retainers stop fitting correctly and contact us with any questions!
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An Attractive Healthy Smile
01/26/2017
There is an abundance of information available that addresses the subject of how physical appearance affects happiness, self-esteem, and success. In every society, esthetic appearance is important. In different societies, cultures, and/or ethnic backgrounds, esthetic ideals or norms may vary; however, an individual who has esthetic characteristics that are similar to the norms has an advantage over an individual whose appearance does not conform to the norms for that society.
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Holiday Foods To Avoid With Braces
12/06/2016
The holidays are right around the corner, and we know many of our patients are looking forward to some time spent relaxing, reconnecting with family, and enjoying some delicious holiday treats. Unfortunately, though, many of the treats we love to indulge in during the holidays can pose a serious danger to braces. Hard, sticky, gooey, crunchy, and sugary foods can all damage teeth, brackets, and wires, and it’s easy to forget to be careful about diet during the holidays. To help you navigate the season without damaging your braces, here are a few foods to steer clear of during the coming months.
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National Orthodontic Health Month
10/17/2016
Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Anderson and the entire team at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics are dedicated to providing patients with the personalized care they need to achieve the smile of their dreams. Whether you’re looking for an experienced orthodontist for your child, or want to improve your smile with Invisalign, you can trust our offices to deliver results. This October we’re not only celebrating Halloween, but also National Orthodontic Health Month. It’s the perfect time for us to stress the importance of maintaining your hard-earned treatment results, and being careful during this candy-filled time.
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