Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS has created this informative blog to help educate the community.
What to Do if a Bracket Breaks
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Broken wires and/or brackets are not uncommon when you have braces. It is not a cause for alarm or panic, but there are some things you need to do to protect your mouth and understand why brackets break so you can take extra caution not to put yourself unnecessarily at risk. If you do experience... Read more...
How to Eat When You Wear Invisalign Aligners
Posted on 11/15/2019 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Metal braces are nefarious for diet restrictions that often cause patients to seek out alternative options that might be more practical. Braces require intimate care to remove food particles as well. But not all hope is lost. Using Invisalign aligners allows you to continue eating your popcorn,... Read more...
Reasons You May Need a Palate Expander Before Braces
Posted on 10/30/2019 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
One of the best things about treating a child who has orthodontic issues is that we are able to catch things early and take advantage of the child's natural growth patterns and correct the issues. Orthodontic issues that are left untreated as a child can be treated after the child is an adult,... Read more...