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Why Starting Braces During Summer is the Best Time!
07/14/2021

With summer here and with the downfall of COVID-19, now is a good time to get back to normal. This means going out more in public and seeing friends and family that you haven’t seen in a long time. Why not improve your health by starting orthodontic treatment? At East Virginia Orthodontics, we are excited to help you this season. Whether you are a child or an adult, summer can be a great time to start braces.

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Busting These Common Myths About Braces
05/03/2021

Today, there are preconceived notions about basically everything, including braces and the orthodontist. Many people think the orthodontist is scary, too expensive, and not available for their age. Fortunately, our orthodontists and staff are here to set the record straight. Eastern Virginia Orthodontics wants to debunk 4 myths about braces, Invisalign, and the orthodontist!

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What are the Differences Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
01/03/2021

Practicing dental hygiene is essential, but do you know when to see a dentist versus when to see an orthodontist? Here are the main differences between a dentist and an orthodontist.

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How Do Teeth Move?
12/18/2020

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, our orthodontists and staff work hard to provide patients with beautiful, straight smiles that fit their orthodontic needs and budgets. At the beginning of orthodontic treatment, it is very common to ask “how do teeth actually move.” This is the age-old question when it comes to orthodontics and our team is here to break it down for you.

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Retirement Letter from Dr. Shivar
12/01/2020

To All of our Wonderful Patients and Family Members, Change is a part of life. It can be unsettling, but it also can be exciting as it creates opportunities.

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October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month
10/15/2020

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we are proud to announce that October is orthodontic health awareness month. Fortunately, it’s no secret that our orthodontists and staff are passionate about health and orthodontic awareness.

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Braces Removal: What to Expect When Having Your Braces Removed
08/05/2020

Getting your braces off is unequivocally one of the most exciting days for many. After months or years of working towards having your teeth perfectly aligned you’ve arrived at the finish line. Firstly, congratulations from all of us here at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics! This new smile of yours has been earned and is now all yours.

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Common Bite Problems
05/20/2020

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients throughout Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Our expert orthodontists can use tools like braces or Invisalign to treat almost any orthodontic condition, but the majority of patients we treat have one of a few common bite problems or malocclusions.

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Helpful Retainer Habits
04/23/2020

The day you get your braces off or finish with your last Invisalign aligner is one of the most exciting days of your entire orthodontic journey. After all the patience and hard work, your new smile is finally yours to keep! But you're not quite finished with your treatment yet: after the active phase of treatment, you'll need to wear a retainer to help your teeth set into place and prevent them from drifting back to their old positions.

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How To Choose the Right Type of Braces
02/27/2020

When patients come to Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, they often ask us which type of braces are right for them. Our team is committed to helping the people of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and the surrounding area get the best quality orthodontic care possible.

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10 Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist
01/29/2020

Visits to your orthodontist can be a little daunting. You may be nervous to see your doctor during your first visit and want to ask them about your future orthodontic treatment like dental braces or Invisalign. Sometimes, once you arrive at your appointment, you realize that you’ve forgotten what you were going to ask! Don’t be embarrassed—this happens to everyone. If you’re like us and sometimes forget to jot down notes or questions, we’ve come up with a solution for this! Below you’ll find a list of questions and answers that are commonly asked and may be on your mind. Hopefully, this will answer most if not all the questions that are pending on your mind!

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How To Floss With Braces
12/12/2019

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we’re proud to create beautiful and healthy smiles for patients of all ages in and around Chesapeake. Our expert team of orthodontists provide exceptional treatments from braces to Invisalign. It’s our goal to make the orthodontic experience as comfortable and seamless as possible, which is why we educate our patients on how to best care for their smiles during treatment and beyond.

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Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
11/09/2019

Halloween is right around the corner! At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to enjoy the holidays without letting braces stand in the way of having fun. Our patients are well educated on what they can’t eat with braces, but can they still enjoy Halloween and all the sugary sweets that go along with it? Absolutely! Keep reading for our braces friendly list of Halloween candy.

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Why You Should Leave Reviews For Your Orthodontist
08/29/2019

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, we are proud to offer a range of orthodontic treatments and services for children, adolescents, and adults. It is our goal to give every patient a smile that they love and deserve. And in return, we hope to receive a positive review of your orthodontic experience on Google, Facebook, or Yelp. We believe reviews are important, not only for the patient who can voice their experience but also for other patients who can read about previous experiences and feel confident when choosing an orthodontist.

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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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