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3 Random Facts You Didnt Know about Orthodontics:

June 25th 2019
Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’s age. Here at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Here are three random facts you may not know of orthodontics.1. The word “orthodontics” is of Greek origin.“Ortho” means straight or correct. “Dont” (not to be confused with “don’t”) means tooth. Put it all together and...  [Read full blog post]

What Does Two Phase Treatment Fix?

June 20th 2019
Two-phase orthodontic treatment can be used to: Help the jaws develop to ensure adequate space for all of the permanent teeth, especially the permanent canines.May reduce the need to pull permanent teeth in the future. Some problems that can be treated quite well in a growing child but may require corrective surgery if treatment occurs after growth ends. Normalize the relationship of the upper jaw to the lower jaw, especially in the case of an underbite. Intervene in a child’s...  [Read full blog post]

2 Common Bites in Orthodontics

June 11th 2019
Our smiles are uniquely ours. However so is our bite. “In orthodontics, “bite” refers to the way the upper and lower teeth come together. A bad bite, called a “malocclusion,” happens when teeth meet improperly, or they don’t meet at all,” according to the American Association of Orthodontist.There are various bites that affect how we speak, eat and our overall mouth. Two common bites, orthodontic treatment can fix is a crossbite and underbite.A crossbite occurs when the upper...  [Read full blog post]

National Oral Health Month

June 3rd 2019
June is Oral Health Month. A good oral hygiene routine is the foundation to a healthy smile, especially for young children. For parents, leading by example, should establish healthy habits like brushing, cleaning between your teeth and seeing your dentist. This ultimately leads to the big difference in the health and happiness of your entire family and in children, less fears about visiting their dentist.Here are 2 tips from the American Dental Association that are a great reminder to...  [Read full blog post]

The Invisalign Process at Quest Johnson Orthodontics

May 30th 2019
Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign.During your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays of your teeth, which will be used to create digital 3-D images. From these images, Drs. Quest and Johnson will map out your treatment plan and tell you the approximate...  [Read full blog post]

What is Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

May 17th 2019
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses jaw and facial changes and tooth straightening. The major advantage of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic and comfortable result that will remain stable. In some cases interceptive treatment prevents adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.Interceptive orthodontic care is one of the most rewarding treatment options that we offer to our...  [Read full blog post]

First Day in Braces

May 8th 2019
The adhesive used to attach the braces to your teeth cures rapidly, but takes several hours to completely cure. You can eat any time after leaving our office, however, we ask that you remember the list of foods that may be harmful to your braces. Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of all soft foods.Initially, the braces feel like they stick out. This is normal. As you become accustomed to your braces and tooth...  [Read full blog post]

3 Summer Health Tips for Your Smile

May 1st 2019
Summer is officially here! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule orthodontic appointments or to begin treatment. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.Here are three tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all...  [Read full blog post]

Protect Your Smile

April 29th 2019
April is National Facial Protection Month! National Facial Protection Month serves as a reminder over the importance of wearing mouth guards during sports, protecting your beautiful smile.67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouth guard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports. The most effective way to protect your childs teeth and prevent injuries is to wear a mouthguard.About 80% of...  [Read full blog post]

National Facial Protection Month

April 23rd 2019
Did you know from the ages of 7 to 11 years old, children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries? The importance of protecting our smile should be stressed enough and should remind our friends and community how easy it is to protect our teeth.Wearing a mouthguard is the safest way to protect your teeth while playing sports or just enjoying sports related activities. Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer a teeth related injury if they’re not wearing a mouth guard.Here are...  [Read full blog post]

Smiles at Quest Johnson Orthodontics

April 20th 2019
Our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one! View this post on Instagram Spring Cookie Day...  [Read full blog post]

Importance of Retainers

April 4th 2019
Congratulations! You are near the end of your smile journey and your braces are about to be off! Nothing like that feeling. Even long after our braces are off, teeth shift and it is natural as we grow older. There is one thing you can do to ensure your smile remains the best it can be and that is wearing retainers.No matter your situation, it’s almost a guarantee you will be wearing some form of a retainer after having your braces are removed. It might be removable retainer, which is removed...  [Read full blog post]

National Nutrition Month: Foods for Your Teeth Strength

March 28th 2019
Shine by keeping your teeth healthy and white. Nutrition plays a key role in the health of your smile, and often an easy adjustment to make that can have positive effects.Dairy: Dairy can have health benefits for your teeth. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often. Fruits and Vegetables: It's not secret these foods can keep you healthy overall, but fruits and vegetables can aid you in keeping your smile healthy. Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating....  [Read full blog post]

National Nutrition Month: Smoothie Recipes

March 20th 2019
Here are at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, office-approved smoothie recipes that taste great and help you get the nutrients you need. We want to show you that eating healthy, delicious food is still possible after you’ve started your braces journey. Yes, there are certain points in your treatment process when your mouth might be more sensitive than usual, but that doesn't mean you don't get to enjoy a delicious meal or snack. Smoothies are the perfect solution for when chewing just doesn’t...  [Read full blog post]

Check In 4 Charity - World Wildlife Fund

March 15th 2019
This month we are supporting the World Wildlife Fund through our Check-in 4 Charity program. We are part of the Check-in 4 Charity program where every month, we feature a charity either locally or nationally to support. All you have to do is check-in with an image or status update on Facebook and a donation is made on your behalf from us.The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million...  [Read full blog post]

Clarity Braces

March 6th 2019
We love serving our Moorseville communities. Thanks to technology and advancement in orthodontics, we can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’s age. But that does not mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. One of the ways we achieve a straight smile for our patients is through ceramic clear braces.Ceramic braces are the perfect combination of strength and beauty, so you can keep smiling during, and after your treatment. This is perfect for...  [Read full blog post]

The Right Age for Orthodontics

February 27th 2019
Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’s age. But that does not mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. In fact it may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic treatment.Children: The magic number is 7! The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7, for early...  [Read full blog post]

Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 20th 2019
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. More than 80 percent of Americans are living with periodontal or gum disease, which most often than not, goes unnoticed. Because the symptoms are barely noticeable at first and there is no pain involved, it can be toughAccording to the American Association of Periodontology (AAP), you may have gum disease, even if it's in its early stages, if:your gums are red, swollen and sore to the touch.your gums bleed when you eat, brush or floss.you see pus or...  [Read full blog post]

Check-in 4 Charity: UNICEF

February 7th 2019
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and change futures. We are part of the Check-in 4 Charity program where every month, we feature a charity either locally or nationally to support.All you have to do is check-in with an image or status update on Facebook and a donation is made on your behalf from us. This month were donating to UNICEF.

Braces Friendly Foods for You

February 1st 2019
If you just received braces any holiday, especially The Super Bowl could be tough, finding which foods you can and can not eat. If you are heading to a Super Bowl watch party try to stay away from these foods and enjoy these Superbowl friendly foods below.First thing’s first, which foods are off limits? Stay off and avoid these types of foods.Hard nuts, candies, hard fruits (like apples and pears)Hard vegetables (like carrots and corn on the cob)ChipsTaco shellsPizza crustPretzelsSticky stuff...  [Read full blog post]

Can't Decide? Invisalign Top Benefits

January 30th 2019
Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud.The advantage to Invisalign is the range of issues it can fix including: Overly crowded teeth, Widely spaced teeth, Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites. This is the major benefit to invisalign. You can continue to live your...  [Read full blog post]

January 21st 2019
When it comes to braces, your first few days may be uncomfortable. It may even feel as if your braces are sticking out. Your gums may be sore and tender, but that does not have to stop you from living your life.An important item to use for relief is dental wax. Dental wax is “a soft, harmless gum protector for children and adults with braces that can be used in a pinch to cover brackets and protruding wires with a smooth surface,” according to Colgate. Dental wax can provide relief when a...  [Read full blog post]

New Year, New Habits

January 10th 2019
It’s a new year, and that means new opportunities for adopting healthy habits, that will help our teeth. We love encouraging our patients to create a healthy oral hygiene routine. Here are 2 healthy habits to start doing everyday in 2019.Floss - Floss, floss and more floss. We have all heard how flossing is beneficial, let’s all pledge to floss more in 2019. Getting kids involved in flossing will help them understand from a young age the importance of this healthy routine.Change Your...  [Read full blog post]

New Year, New Charity

January 4th 2019
This month we are supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, a national non-profit organization aimed at providing dreams to children with critical illnesses. "Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness."Did you know on average a wish is granted every 34 minutes? How amazing and life changing is that!?At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and...  [Read full blog post]

Thank You for a Great 2018

December 28th 2018
It has been another fantastic year at Quest Johnson Orthodontics. We have seen many smiles transformed through our office and are so thankful for another great year. Thank you to all of our patients and community of Mooresville and Elwood for entrusting us with their smile.

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