The Kottemann Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Braces FAQ

Braces FAQ

Here at Kottemann Orthodontics, traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for straightening smiles. They’re also one of the most popular! Braces have been around for… Read More

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Orthodontics For Adults

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, most people tend to have a certain image in mind. It will usually involve awkward teenagers in traditional metal braces, a stereotype that has… Read More

Dr. Kottemann talking with a patient

5 Reasons Patients Love Invisalign

Traditional metal braces are a classic orthodontic appliance with an excellent track record of aligning teeth and jaws, producing straighter smiles and improving oral health. Modern versions are more comfortable,… Read More

Dr. Kottemann with a patient

Braces-Friendly Summer Treats

Let’s face it, one of the biggest learning curves when it comes to braces is not being able to indulge in some of your favorite foods. Although it’s very important… Read More

Man with jaw pain

What Is TMD?

Do you have chronic discomfort in your shoulder, neck or upper back, or frequently experience headaches, ear discomfort, or jaw pain? These could all be related to your temporomandibular joint… Read More

Young girl is confused

Dentist Vs Orthodontist for Braces

Patients often question the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. In fact, some people mistakenly assume the two are interchangeable. While there are many similarities, there are also significant… Read More

family with braces

Orthodontic Options for All Ages

Orthodontic treatment is actually for patients of all ages, even though we often think of tweens and teens when we talk about braces. About 25% of current orthodontic patients are… Read More

teen with braces smiling

Wisdom Teeth and Braces

While more and more adults are getting braces today, the majority get them as children or teenagers. Some in this group fear that after their braces come off, their wisdom… Read More