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How Long to Wear a Retainer Following Invisalign Treatment

April 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 2:52 pm
woman smiling holding Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is a wonderful way to straighten your teeth subtly. It uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth into their optimal position. Many adults and older teens choose this option to avoid wearing visible braces. Once you are finished wearing the aligners after about 9 months, using the prescribed retainer as directed is just as important as following the original treatment plan. 


What’s Life After Braces Like?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 8:54 pm
teenage boy smiling

The day has finally arrived – your braces are coming off and it’s happening before your senior year of high school is over just as you’d hoped! While this is a big moment, it doesn’t exactly mean that your orthodontic journey is finished. Your smile is much straighter now, but there’s still some work to do. As your orthodontist in Lakewood reminds you, there are a few crucial steps to ensure that these results you’ve invested the time in never fade away. Here’s what to expect when it comes to adjusting to life after braces.


4 Tips to Help You Maintain Success with Invisalign During the Holidays

November 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 9:22 pm
a woman wearing holiday attire and holding an Invisalign aligner

Whether you’re planning to go visit family for the holidays or stay at home and play host to various friends this year, you may become so wrapped up in the festivities you forget to follow your Invisalign routine. To avoid a potential delay, here are four unique tips to keep in mind as you navigate the holidays while wearing Invisalign in Lakewood.  


3 Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

August 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 3:19 pm
Smiling woman pointing to her straight teeth

Do you have overlapped, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth? If so, your dentist probably brings it to your attention at each six-month checkup and cleaning. You may have dismissed these comments throughout the years; however, it’s important to remember that braces do much more than enhance the appearance of your smile. In fact, straight teeth benefit your overall health too! Here’s how.


4 Tips Designed to Help You Take Better Care of Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

June 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 2:44 am
a woman holding her Invisalign aligner and preparing to insert it into her mouth

Now that you have started treatment with Invisalign clear aligners in Dallas, you are eager to see results. But are you aware of what you need to do to care for your trays? Do you know how to properly clean them or where to store your aligners when eating or drinking? Understanding how to safeguard your Invisalign as well as your smile is necessary if you want to avoid a potential delay in treatment. To help you on your journey, here are 4 tips to follow that will ensure your teeth remain on the path to better alignment.  


3 Clear Signs That Your Child Needs Phase 1 Orthodontics

March 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 5:51 pm
child with Phase 1 orthodontics

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else. You know their little bumps and bruises as well as their little victories. While you enjoy the present, you also imagine what they’ll be like when they’re older. As a concerned parent, you want to be ready to face their needs and provide for them. As your little one looks up at you and smiles, you wonder whether they will need braces.


Can Adults Over 40 Wear Braces?

December 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:18 pm
a middle-aged woman with dark hair holding an Invisalign aligner in her right hand

Are you considering adult orthodontics in Lakewood but don’t know if you should since you’re over the age of 40? You’ll be pleased to learn that teenagers aren’t the only individuals who can benefit from the countless forms of treatment available these days. Whether it is traditional metal braces or Invisalign clear aligners, you can enjoy a straighter, healthier smile just like millions of others. Read on to learn what you can do to start the process of realigning your teeth and achieving the smile you’ve always wanted.


4 Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season With Invisalign

October 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 4:23 pm
Woman coughing in bed

The dip in temperature means cozy nights by the fire and warm coffee in the morning. But it also means cold and flu season is just around the corner! Therefore, when you start to feel a little tickle in the back of your throat or a stuffy nose has you reaching for the tissue box every couple of minutes, priority number one is getting healthy. If you have Invisalign in Lakewood, here are a few tips to help protect your oral and overall health this season.


Welcome to the New Website of Lakewood Orthodontics!

August 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 2:24 am
a black and white image of the word “Welcome”

If you’ve visited our new website lately, you’ve probably noticed a few things have changed. Our belief in providing an excellent patient experience doesn’t just start when you enter our office. It actually begins from the moment you call a member of our team or visit us online! Complete with a fully refreshed look, you will find everything you need (and more) right here! Read on to learn why even with our fresh online presence, you’ll still receive the same great services in our Lakewood office.


Are Mouthbreathers Better Swimmers?

August 12, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 7:54 pm

Photo by Jonathan Moore,

Photo by Jonathan Moore,

As the swimming events at this year’s Olympic Games come to an end tonight, the world’s eyes are on swimmer Michael Phelps…including mine. As an orthodontist, I can’t help but look at people’s teeth. You know, like how Tom Cruise’s upper midline nearly lines up with his left nostril, or how Jewel’s upper right canine sticks out. It’s all just interesting for me to look at and evaluate.


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