Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton’s Guide to Flossing

When is the best time to floss your teeth: Morning? Bedtime? How about: whenever and wherever the moment feels right? For Cam Newton, award-winning NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, the answer is clearly the latter. During the third quarter of the 2016 season-opener between his team and the Denver Broncos, TV cameras focused on Read More

What Types of Braces Are There?

Braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth. Dr. Gregory Lamansky at Associated Orthodontists, which has orthodontics offices in Wasau, Marshfield and Eau Claire, WI, offers high-quality braces for their patients. Today, many individuals are getting braces to straighten their teeth. Here’s a look at the options that are available. Metal Braces Read More

The Risk of Gum Disease Increases While Wearing Braces

Your child has had braces for a few months and making good progress with correcting a poor bite (malocclusion), but you’ve also noticed something else: his gums are becoming red and swollen. These are symptoms of gingivitis, a periodontal (gum) disease. It’s an infection that arises when plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food Read More

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth – This Time by Accident!

Some people are lucky — they never seem to have a mishap, dental or otherwise. But for the rest of us, accidents just happen sometimes. Take actor Jamie Foxx, for example. A few years ago, he actually had a dentist intentionally chip one of his teeth so he could portray a homeless man more realistically. Read More

Palatal Expansion Could Head Off Future Orthodontic Treatment

People mainly identify orthodontics with braces. But while they’re a major part of it, braces aren’t the only way this important dental specialty can make a difference in a person’s bite. For example, orthodontics can help guide the development of a younger patient’s facial structure that could head off future upper teeth misalignment. The area Read More

FAQS about Invisalign

Do you have questions about Invisalign? Maybe we can help. You love the idea of finally fixing your crowding or uneven smile but you don’t relish the idea of wearing metal braces in order to do it. If you feel this way then you may be excited to learn more about Invisalign. This orthodontic system Read More

How Kathy Bates Retains Her Movie-Star Smile

In her decades-long career, renowned actress Kathy Bates has won Golden Globes, Emmys, and many other honors. Bates began acting in her twenties, but didn’t achieve national recognition until she won the best actress Oscar for Misery — when she was 42 years old! “I was told early on that because of my physique and Read More

A Toothless Tiger?

Let’s say you’re traveling to Italy to surprise your girlfriend, who is competing in an alpine ski race… and when you lower the scarf that’s covering your face, you reveal to the assembled paparazzi that one of your front teeth is missing. What will you do about this dental dilemma? Sound far-fetched? It recently happened Read More

Straighten Your Smile Without Sacrificing It

Metallic wire braces have been the standard for straightening teeth for generations. Although they have been modernized, and remain an effective method for straightening teeth and correcting significant bite and alignment problems (malocclusions), many older teenagers and adults are understandably hesitant to opt for traditional braces. Due to concerns over everything from social pressures to Read More

Retainers Help you Protect Your Newly Aligned Teeth

Orthodontics can produce an amazing smile transformation. With today’s advanced appliances and techniques even the most difficult malocclusions (bad bites) can be overcome. All of this innovation, however, depends on one basic anatomical fact: though firmly set in the mouth, our teeth can still move. Teeth are actually held in place by the periodontal ligament, Read More

What are Clear Retainers?

Find out if this kind of retainer is the best option for you after you’re done wearing braces. It can be an exciting time when our Wausau, Marshfield and Eau Claire, WI orthodontist, Dr. Gregory Lamansky, finally takes off your braces. Now you finally have that straighter smile you have always wanted. Of course, it’s Read More