If you’re a veteran of life with braces, your orthodontist may have told you to wear little rubber bands from your top teeth to your bottom teeth. You may be wondering what these bands actual do!
Upon completing the Orthodontic Residency program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Paul Meyer successfully defended his research thesis on facial vs skeletal orthodontic diagnosis thus earning him a Masters of Science. As of October of 2019, his study was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Did you just get a new retainer and are looking for ways to keep it new and shiny? Or maybe you’ve had a retainer for […]
After your braces come off, congratulations! You’ve graduated to the retention period. It’s essential to wear your retainer as your teeth learn to stay in […]
We love South Dakota – especially in the summer. Although we may not be close to any large cities or white beaches, there’s no shortage […]
What’s the deal with rubber bands – commonly called elastics – anyway? What are they for? Can you buy them at the store? What happens if […]
Maybe you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment. You’ve done the research, considered the financing options, and you know what to expect. But you’re busy. You simply don’t have […]
What’s not to love about the Christmas season? Whether your favorite part is the fluffy South Dakota snowflakes swirling to the festive holiday music, the […]
You’ve watched the previews for months, purchased your tickets for the midnight release, and stood in line to see the newest movie that critics have […]
Finally, you’ve made it! You’ve been through months of tightening wires, avoiding fruit cake during the holidays, and patiently awaiting the day you can show […]
Whether you’re in middle school or middle-aged, getting braces for the first time may come with questions and a lot of uncertainty. At Meyer Orthodontics […]
It’s estimated between 33 and 45% of American children need braces. While not necessary for their health, up to 75% of Americans would benefit from […]
Nervous patients often ask us how braces are going to affect their speech. Having braces in your mouth does take some getting used to, but […]
Unless you have braces, you probably think about rubber bands very little. But for people with braces, elastics are an important part of daily life. And […]
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or even Festivus — or skip ahead to the New Year — you have some good times with friends, […]
Is it too late for you to have the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? As a board certified licensed orthodontist, we say of course not! […]
School is back in session! That means busy days and nights for children and their parents alike. No matter how crazy your schedule, it’s important […]
When we first learned about people giving themselves braces, we were shocked… the thought that you could walk into a grocery store, buy a rubber […]
It’s national smile month, and we’re celebrating with 10 great reasons to smile, and a few tips to take care of your and your family’s […]
Summer is here, South Dakota! As the temperatures rise and you reach for a cold beverage to quench your thirst think twice before you grab […]
It’s summer! With school almost finished, it’s time to start planning for your summer recreational activities. So what does this mean for you if you […]
Using a wire and a couple rubber bands to straighten your teeth almost sounds like an episode of MacGyver. So how does a professional orthodontist do it?! […]
If you are getting braces but are concerned about pain, you should relax—generally having braces is not a very painful experience.