We proudly offer Invisalign Teen®!

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Blog|

Dr. David Hamer and our team are excited to offer Invisalign Teen®, a clear alternative to braces that’s just for teens! With Invisalign Teen, we are able to straighten your teen’s teeth without the hassle, discomfort, and embarrassment of traditional braces. Invisalign Teen’s clear aligners are virtually invisible. What's more, they are removable, which means [...]

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Eating with Braces: Braces-friendly snack recipe

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Blog|

At Hamer and Hamer Orthodontics, Dr. David Hamer and our staff know that eating with braces can be tricky. You want to avoid damaging the bands, brackets, and wires, since any damage can delay the progress of your treatment. After adjustments, your mouth may also feel sore, which will make eating more of a chore [...]

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Tips for Using Invisalign®

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Blog|

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are certain things everyone can do to make wearing their Invisalign aligners a more rewarding experience. Always follow the list of instructions and tips [...]

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In-Ovation® Vs. Traditional Braces

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Blog|

At our office, we say it's never too late to improve the beauty of your smile. We suggest to patients of all ages that braces can lead the way to a healthier, happier smile. Orthodontic technology has made many advancements over the past decade. Today, we compare In-Ovation braces to traditional braces to help you [...]

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Smile with Invisalign Teen®!

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Blog|

Invisalign Teen® is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen® aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush and floss your [...]

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I got my braces. Now what?

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Blog|

You’ve taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful appearance by getting braces at Hamer and Hamer Orthodontics, and you’re probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the period of biggest adjustment, and there’s a lot to learn in this short time. Don’t worry; in a few short days your braces [...]

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Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign®

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Blog|

Getting your braces off is exciting. You’ve been working on your new smile for months or years, and it’s time for the trips to our Charlottesville, VA office to pay off. Can you imagine how bad it would be to discover that your teeth are straight, but that there’s decay? Caring for your smile while [...]

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Is adult orthodontic treatment for you?

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Blog|

Adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment usually fall into one of two camps: those who did not undergo orthodontic treatment as a child or those who had braces at one point but stopped wearing retainers for one reason or another. At Hamer and Hamer Orthodontics, we are happy to offer a variety of treatment options [...]

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In-Ovation® Benefits

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Blog|

In-Ovation® braces are much smaller than traditional braces, are less noticeable on your teeth, and use the method of self-ligation. This type of braces doesn’t require the use of the elastic bands to keep the wires in the correct place, which makes your orthodontic experience more convenient and comfortable. There are two types of In-Ovation [...]

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How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

By | 2017-11-15T12:43:18+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Blog|

Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to fit your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. More importantly, the clear thermoplastic material makes the aligners invisible, which is [...]

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