Baby Teeth – Should I Worry?

When parents visit Dr Britt Vinson  at Vinson Orthodontics, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental Read More

Sports Drinks – They Can Damage Your Teeth

Lollipops are a cavity on a stick and soda is pure sugar in a can. Candy and soda cause tooth decay. You’ve been taught this since grade school. This is not news, is it? Well, what about the fact that sports drinks ruin your teeth, too? Heard that one before? The team at Vinson Orthodontics Read More

My Teacher Rocks! Contest Announcement

It brings the Vinson Orthodontics team great joy to be a part of the Wake Forest and Clayton communities, and we enjoy supporting and participating in many school and community events with our patients and their families. Our current contest, “My Teacher Rocks!”, aims to put the spotlight on the many amazing teachers in our community. Visit Read More

Nail Biting – Do Braces Break the Habit?

Some parents at Vinson Orthodontics ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delay treatment, Dr. Britt Vinson feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest.

Missing Teeth-Is This Space Taken?

Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Vinson Orthodontics we sometimes see Read More

Sun Safety – Summer Is No Time To Get Burned

Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Vinson Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about Read More

July 4th – What You May or May Not Know About Independence Day

As Independence Day, July 4th rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence. Did you know July 4th, Read More

Five Tips For Cleaning Braces

At Vinson Orthodontics, we don’t have to tell you that keeping your teeth clean during treatment is very important. Braces have a habit of collecting additional food while eating that can cause a multitude of problems if not cared for correctly. So you don’t offend others with unsightly food caught on your braces, or to Read More

Father’s Day – A Day Just for Dads

  Father’s Day is certainly not the oldest holiday in the World or even in America. Usually, Dads are celebrated by getting a day to do whatever they want…which most Dads believe to be a great idea. You will see Dads playing golf, fishing, bowling, working on their Model-T-Bucket hot rod or just plain napping Read More

Mother’s Day – Moms Are Heroes

Mother’s Day – Vinson Orthodontics wants to shout out a great big, huge, humongous THANK YOU to Moms everywhere. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th this year. So Dads…do not plan any golf that day and kids…do not plan a movie with your friends. Plan on spending the day doing whatever it is that Read More

Baby Boomers Smile – The Finishing Touch

The Baby Boomers are a generation like no other. In addition to growing up in the tumultuous sixties and seventies, they were the first to experience the full benefit of modern medicine, changing attitudes about nutrition and exercise, and the advent of plastic surgery. As a result, Baby Boomers have been able to maintain a Read More

Easter – Here Is Some History

  Easter is not just about egg hunts, candy, Cadbury eggs and chocolate rabbits. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ. It is a moveable holiday or feast since it does not occur on the same exact day every year. Most Christian churches in the Western part of the globe Read More

Orthodontic Timing is Everything when Treating Children

Orthodontic timing…Vinson Orthodontics specializes in the movement of teeth and correction of adverse jaw growth problems. Evaluating and diagnosing each individual patient’s dental development, presents a slightly different challenge for an orthodontist. There are many factors at work and different approaches that can be used. In severe situations, permanent tooth removals may be required to Read More

Straight Teeth – There Are Many Benefits

There are many reasons why people want straight teeth. Not the least of these is the fact that crooked teeth are not the most attractive feature. While a nicely aligned smile can be the part of your looks that pulls everything else together, a crooked smile can draw attention away from an otherwise striking appearance. Read More

Crowded Teeth – Avoiding a Crowd

Crowded teeth…Have you ever given any thought to what it actually means to have a “perfect” smile? Most people when asked this question will conjure up mental images of models and Hollywood actors with dazzling teeth. However, there is an actual medical definition of the way the teeth are meant to fit together. The word Read More

Tongue Thrust – What Is It?

Tongue thrust…what is it? Our bodies are always breathing, blinking, staying balanced and doing a thousand other things we don’t notice to stay healthy and happy. But, the side effects of doing these unconscious behaviors wrong may create health problems that often go unnoticed or untreated. Take for example, the way people chew and swallow Read More

Missing Teeth – What It Means

Missing teeth…Missing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends an orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered Read More

Smile For 2017

The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile? Read More