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4 Bite Issues You Can Fix With Braces (infographic)

When you bite is out of alignment, it can affect your smile. It can affect your oral health, and it can affect your confidence. Regardless of which particular bite issue you may have, you can fix it at Orthodontic Affiliates. With multiple locations serving orthodontic patients in Indiana, we are happy to help you improve your smile. To get started, schedule a consultation by calling 888-722...


You Can Have a Great Experience with Your Great Smile (video)

The Neals are among the many amazing patients who have visited Orthodontic Affiliates over the years to create better, straighter smiles. As you will hear in the video below, they are more than happy with their experience and the results. If you want to have a similar experience, we welcome you to visit any of our seven Indiana locations. We’re always happy to see the difference our care can ...


Trust Your Smile to Our Orthodontists

If you or someone in your family has a crooked smile, you may be wondering if you should visit an orthodontist. Many general dentists do promote orthodontic care, but few can match the expertise and experience of our team at Orthodontic Affiliates. We have decades of service to patients throughout Indiana. Odds are, no matter what problem you have, no matter how bad you think your problems m...


Take Your First Step Toward Your Better Smile (video)

Before you begin any orthodontic treatment, you need an initial exam. At Orthodontic Affiliates, we go out of our way to make this visit as comfortable as we can for you or someone you love. In fact, we encourage parents to schedule an orthodontic exam for children around 7 years old. Often we can identify potential problems and this age. In some cases, it’s possible to intervene to make trea...


3 Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth (infographic)

The most common reason that people get braces is that they want straight teeth. But that’s just one reason to consider orthodontic treatment. In our infographic below, we are sharing three more benefits that you can receive as a result of having braces. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, visit the nearest Orthodontic Affiliates office. We have seven locations in Indiana to ...


Get Out Of Pain By Treating Your TMJ (video)

Edna was referred to Orthodontic Affiliates by her general dentist because of TMJ trouble. This was causing her headaches, causing her jaw to lock up, and causing other pain. With help from Dr. Schmidt and our team, she is making progress with our TMJ treatment. With orthodontic care, her teeth are better aligned, which also reduces teeth grinding. This is often a factor in TMJ disorders. Ar...


Get A Head Start On A Great Smile

You would like a straight smile for your child, but there may be an issue you haven’t considered. The shape of their jaw and face may change how their teeth erupt. There is a way to address this concern. It’s called dentofacial orthopedics, and it’s one of the many services we offer at Orthodontic Affiliates. This kind of treatment can actually begin before someone gets braces. It’s ...


Get Help To Treat Your TMJ Troubles (video)

TMJ disorders can disrupt your life in a number of ways. You may suffer from jaw pain, headaches or earaches, and facial soreness after eating. You also may find it difficult to open and close your mouth at times. Fortunately, you can get TMJ treatments at any of our Orthodontic Affiliates locations in Indiana. In the video below, Dr. Randy Schmidt explains why an orthodontist can help you....


Clearing The Way To Straight Teeth (infographic)

Did you know that roughly 25 percent of orthodontic patients today are adults? Thanks to innovations in orthodontic care, you have more ways than ever to fix your smile. One of those options is Invisalign®. This system was developed with adults in mind. The clear aligners are more discreet than traditional braces. That means you can feel more comfortable wearing them in personal or professiona...


Our Orthodontic Care Can Be Convenient for You (video)

We use our blog to share information about the benefits of orthodontic care and the services that we offer for our patients throughout Indiana. But our patients are the best people to explain what treatment has done for them and could do for you. Theresa was a student at Purdue University when she saw a flyer for our services. With her busy schedule, our multiple locations made it easy for h...

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