Are You Over-Brushing Your Braces?

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to Read More

What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Dr. Britt Vinson and the team at Vinson Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the Read More

Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at Vinson Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas 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

Thumbs Down On Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking…Children are born with a natural sucking reflex that often evolves into a comfort behavior. It is not at all unusual for an infant or child to find a thumb or finger to calm them when tired or upset as a coping mechanism. Ultrasound scans have revealed that thumb sucking can start before birth, Read More

Halloween – Have Fun Be Safe

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time Read More

Orthodontic Retainers vs. The World

Orthodontic retainers…take care of them. So, you’ve finally said goodbye to braces. Congratulations, you made it! Your smile is radiant and you’re flashing your pearly whites at any person, place, or thing that glances your way! However, before you can truly celebrate your wonderful new smile, you must make sure to wear your retainers to Read More

2016 Vinson Orthodontics $500 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations for our 2016 Vinson Orthodontics $500 Scholarship Winner: Madison Gladwell! Madison graduated from Corinth Holders High School in 2016 with a weighted cumulative GPA of 4.65. Throughout her high school career, she was active in her school and community. Her extracurricular activities have included Varsity Basketball and soccer. She has also received numerous honors Read More