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Braces Make My Breath Stink

October 20th 2020
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsWe understand that bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about but unfortunately it happens to most people for several different reasons. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by poor oral hygiene, personal habits such as smoking or eating certain foods, or medical problems. The most common factor for bad breath in patients with braces at Quest Johnson Orthodontics is almost certainly caused by poor oral hygiene. After getting braces, patients may develop bad...  [Read full blog post]


The Choice is Clear

October 8th 2020
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsContrary to popular belief…traditional metal braces are not the only choice when it comes to orthodontic treatment.  Let’s face it…adults worry about the stigma of traditional metal braces and it’s this stigma that may deter many adults from seeking orthodontic treatment. Well, worry no more. Clear braces are discreet and comfortable and clear braces move your teeth just like the traditional metal braces. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we are proud...  [Read full blog post]


Straighter Smiles Available Online

September 22nd 2020
Quest Johnson Orthodontics You may have noticed lately that some online direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies have been making orthodontic treatmentsound cheap and easy. While it may sound great to save money and buy your orthodontic treatment directly online…the reality is you aren’t getting the treatment for less. You are simply purchasing a product and opting out of the many important aspects that make orthodontics work. The money you save today may end up costing you more in...  [Read full blog post]


Ageless Smiles

September 3rd 2020
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOur teeth are probably the only thing on our faces that won’t get wrinkles…but our teeth certainly do show signs of aging. If you want to look younger and healthier, your teeth are a great place to start! As we grow older, many of us turn to expensive and invasive cosmetic treatments ranging from lip augmentations to facelifts in an effort to retain a youthful appearance. However, more and more adults, are now turning to less traumatic orthodontic treatments...  [Read full blog post]


Every Relationship Takes Work

August 27th 2020
Quest Johnson Orthodontics...and the relationship between you and your braces is no different. You and your braces will become besties over the upcoming months.  There will be some bad days, but there will be lots of good days too. To prevent any ill feelings between you and your braces the team at Quest Johnson Orthodonticsrecommends...Smoothing things over. When you first get your braces, sore spots may develop on your cheeks. To protect your cheeks, place wax on the bracket...  [Read full blog post]


National Nutrition Month: Smoothie Recipes

March 19th 2020
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]


2 Common Bites in Orthodontics

March 4th 2020
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]


The Right Age for Orthodontics

February 5th 2020
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]


New Year, New Habits

February 3rd 2020
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 2020.Floss - Floss, floss and more floss. We have all heard how flossing is beneficial, let’s all pledge to floss more in 2020. 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]


Should You Get Invisalign? 2 Benefits of Invisalign

January 29th 2020
Serving our Mooresville community, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Having straight teeth is important not only for children but for adults as well. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system at Quest Johnson Orthodontics can treat common orthodontic problems thereby helping you maintain your dental health. It will also give you the smile you've always wanted!Invisalign treatment is a...  [Read full blog post]


Quest Johnson Orthodontics: Simple Family Tips for a Healthy Smile

January 24th 2020
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!We see families of all types and love to see...  [Read full blog post]


Holiday Treats that are not Braces Friendly

December 20th 2019
The holidays are here and whether you are cozying up with hot chocolate or baking cookies, you may be wondering if there are any types of treats you should steer clear from, especially if you have braces. The answer is yes! Here are a few holiday treats that are not braces-friendly.Candy CanesFudgePopcorn Peanut Brittle Anything with nuts or crunchy crustsCaramel - avoid this sticky treat that can easily get caught up in your braces


Steer Clear of Candy Canes

December 6th 2019
The holidays are just around the corner and Christmas is less than a month away! Certain holiday treats can damage braces and cause wires to come loose. It's best to stay away from, candy canes. Whether you love them or don’t, candy canes are everywhere during the holidays. However you feel about candy canes, if you have braces, you may want to avoid candy canes this holiday season.Candy canes are one of the worst foods for teeth. Candy canes, are 100% sugar. Sugar can lead to cavities, tooth...  [Read full blog post]


Importance of Retainers

November 29th 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 a removable retainer, which is...  [Read full blog post]


Foods to Avoid this Thanksgiving

November 18th 2019
Thanksgiving is a great time for family, reflecting on what we are thankful for and of course, celebrating around food. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. Whether it is braces, Invisalign or preventive care, you should always take care of your smile.If you have braces, there are a few foods you may want to stay away from during Thanksgiving.1. Uncooked Vegetables - uncooked vegetables, in their raw form are too hard to bite and...  [Read full blog post]


Quest Johnson Orthodontics: 2 Facts about 2 Phase Treatment

October 16th 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.Second phase treatment begins once most of the adult teeth have erupted. This phase usually requires 12...  [Read full blog post]


The #1 Summer Tip to Take into Fall in Mooresville

October 4th 2019
Summer is officially over and as a new season approaches, we are excited for new smiles and new seasons. We shared some great tips for a bright summer smile. As fall rolls in to our Mooresville and surrounding communities, here is the #1 tip to take into fall.Switch out Your Toothbrush:Switching out your toothbrush is an often overlooked tip that can make a difference in our smile. It is recommended to switch out your toothbrush every 3-4 months. As a new season rolls around, this is a perfect...  [Read full blog post]


Thankful for our Mooresville Community

September 12th 2019
Thankful for our Mooresville community and all of our patients. We are incredibly grateful for the kind words and reviews. Welcome to the office of Drs. William J. Quest and Diane Johnson, a respected provider of orthodontic care in the communities of Mooresville, Plainfield/Avon, Camby, Monrovia, Martinsville, and Danville.


Quest Johnson Orthodontics Celebrates National Mouth Guard Day

September 6th 2019
Today is #NationalMouthGuardDay! As everyone has gone back to school and fall sports are about to begin, it is a perfect opportunity to remind our Mooresville community the importance of wearing a mouthguard during activities, especially during orthodontic treatment!Wearing a mouthguard ensures our teeth and overall smile is protected. During the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of...  [Read full blog post]


2 Health Consequences of Gapped Teeth

August 21st 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.Gap teeth are a common reason some people are unhappy with their smile. Also referred to as spacing issues, “gap teeth” refers to instances in which a person has extra space between at least two of their...  [Read full blog post]


Check-in 4 Charity: August

August 19th 2019
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where putting good out in the universe is beautiful because the good always comes back and that giving and kindness starts with ourselves. This month, every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made on your behalf. It’s that simple, you check-in with a photo, status update or review and we make the donation on your behalf.


5 Reasons Why Summer is the Perfect Time to get Braces.

August 7th 2019
1.) There is more time to learn how to care for braces.2.) Dealing with the soreness of new braces is more manageable at home.3.) It's helpful to be home when adjusting to eating with new braces.4.) It's easier to schedule appointments with more flexibility.5.) It's helpful to adjust to braces before school starts.Summer will be over before you know it! Call to schedule your appointment today. New Patient consultations are always complementary.


Quest Johnson Orthodontics Celebrates National Fresh Breath Day

August 6th 2019
Happy National Fresh Breath Day! Today is National Fresh Breath Day, are you keeping your smile fresh and healthy?One incredible way to keep your smile healthy is by switching up your toothbrush. Most homes often forget to replace toothbrushes. The simple act of replacing your toothbrush can have a valuable impact. The Academy of Dental Association, recommends switching out your toothbrush every 3-4 months for health reasons and because the bristles can become too stiff, which can be too hard...  [Read full blog post]


Your First Visit at Quest Johnson Orthodontics

July 30th 2019
Welcome to the office of Drs. William Quest and Diane Johnson, a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community for over 20 years. Our top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as clear ceramic braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.At your first visit, you will be...  [Read full blog post]


2 Facts about 2 Phase Treatment

July 23rd 2019
Welcome to the office of Drs. William Quest and Diane Johnson, a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community for over 20 years. Our top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as clear ceramic braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.Two-phase orthodontic treatment is...  [Read full blog post]


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