2019 Refugee Hope Fundraising Results!

  Throughout 2019, our patients donated to Refugee Hope Partners! Thanks to the help from our patients, Dr. Vinson & Vinson Orthodontics were able to donate $3000 to Refugee Hope! What is a Refugee? A refugee is someone who flees a country to escape danger or persecution. Did you know that million people have been Read More

5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To Read More

Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to resolve common oral problems such as: Lisp or Whistling Lisps or whistles are common Read More

5 Reasons to Smile in the Year 2020

There are a lot of reasons you should be flashing those pearly whites more often – smiling is good for your health! According to Psychology Today, when you smile you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. As we close out the year, it is important to find reasons to smile and be Read More

Custom vs. Store-bought Mouthguards

Anyone participating in a sport should wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth. This is especially important for anyone undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces and wires can damage the mouth if you receive a ball to the face.  Many people ask whether it is necessary to invest in a custom-fit mouthguard or will an over-the-counter one Read More

Surviving Date Night with Braces

Date night can be a nerve-wracking experience. From what to wear, where to go, what to talk about, the numerous variables of date night can wreak havoc on what should be a fun experience. You don’t want your braces to be another source of worry on this evening, and they don’t have to be! With Read More

Two Contests! Two Awesome Winners!

We’d like to congratulate our two awesome winners of our Summer Concert Contests! Each summer, we give our patients the opportunity to win amazing prizes! Earlier this year, we asked our patients if they would rather go to the Florida Georgia Line Concert in July OR the Carrie Underwood Concert in September. The votes were Read More

4 Dieting Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Orthodontist Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics has four tips for keeping the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve! Brush and Floss The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth Read More

How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Braces

You’re in between meals and craving something sweet, but you just started orthodontic treatment and know that many of your favorite foods should now be avoided. Is there anything sweet you can eat? The short answer is yes! Dr. Britt Vinson and the staff at Vinson Orthodontics are here to explain the truth about sugar and how Read More

Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Getting braces doesn’t mean giving up the sports you love! Luckily, braces will not keep you from any sport or physical activity. However, the price you pay for a beautiful smile is taking a little extra care of your mouth while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Play Safe, Play All Season In general, it is not uncommon Read More

Elastics for Braces, Explained.

Whether you’ve had orthodontic treatment or not, you’ve seen people wearing elastics or rubber bands as part of the process. But do you know what they’re used for? To help give you a better idea of why rubber bands are used with metal or clear braces, we’ll explain what they are, why they’re used, and Read More

Florida Georgia Line Contest Winner!

Chloe was selected to win 4 tickets to the Florida Georgia Line Contest in Raleigh! Her favorite Florida Georgia Line song is H.O.L.Y. When we contacted her mom to let her know that she won the contest, her mom said Chloe has had her hopes set on going to a concert for months! We hope Read More

How to Survive Summer BBQ Season with Braces

Summer is here! That means outdoor barbecues with family and friends will be abundant. Whether celebrating a national holiday, graduation or attending a simple gathering, summer barbecues are a common summertime activity meant for everyone to enjoy. So how do you survive a summer BBQ while wearing braces? Fear not, we’ll break down the foods Read More