October is National Orthodontic Health Month


October is National Orthodontic Health Month! During October, orthodontists around the country work to promote awareness about the benefits of orthodontic treatment and celebrate the far-reaching advantages of a healthy smile. If you're looking to improve your child's (or your own!) oral health game, it isn't enough to simply hide the Halloween candy this month. [...]

October is National Orthodontic Health Month2019-08-19T16:21:39+00:00

Why Choose An Orthodontist?


Have you been considering straightening your teeth to improve your smile? Deciding where to go to straighten your teeth, how to pay for it, and what type of braces to choose can seem endless. In recent years, many general and pediatric dentists have begun offering orthodontic treatment in addition to their other services, which makes [...]

Why Choose An Orthodontist?2019-07-15T16:41:05+00:00

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Better?


So the dentist says it's time for your child to get braces, or maybe you've decided to improve your own smile. Either way, investing in orthodontic work is a big decision and a big investment, so only natural for the "braces vs Invisalign" question to to come up. Orthodontic treatment options have come a long [...]

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Better?2019-07-09T16:01:05+00:00

The Invisalign Process Explained


Are you considering Invisalign clear aligners? As an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular with adults and teens.  Invisalign is a clear, custom-made aligner, used to move and align teeth for better health and a great smile. It is changed approximately every two weeks for about six to 18 months, depending upon [...]

The Invisalign Process Explained2019-06-04T16:52:42+00:00

Gardner Orthodontics Wins Best Of Virginia Again!


Gardner Orthodontics, Dr. Graham Gardner and Dr. Katie Doswell are proud to announce that they have won first place in the orthodontics category in the “Best of Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine! For the past 8 years, Virginia Living Magazine has polled readers for their favorites among business, local establishments and medical providers. Gardner Orthodontics [...]

Gardner Orthodontics Wins Best Of Virginia Again!2019-05-09T14:53:06+00:00

Remember To Wear Your Retainer!


Why It's Important to Wear Your Retainer After wearing braces, it takes time for your bones to harden around the teeth in their new position. During this time, they're at risk of shifting right back to their original positions. The retainer prevents them from doing this. Not wearing the retainer is like leaving a gate [...]

Remember To Wear Your Retainer!2019-03-25T23:46:36+00:00

Dr. Gardner Wins Top 10 In National Invisalign Competition


Gardner Orthodontics is pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Graham Gardner has been nationally recognized for his outstanding work with Invisalign.  Dr. Gardner won this recognition during the national Invisalign Complex Case Shoot Out, which takes place annually during the Invisalign Ortho Summit. The Summit is an annual training and education seminar that is [...]

Dr. Gardner Wins Top 10 In National Invisalign Competition2019-03-26T00:01:32+00:00

Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign Treatment for Athletes


For student athletes looking to straighten their teeth and improve the overall appearance of their smile, Invisalign can be a great option. Specifically, the Invisalign system works by using a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten and re-position the teeth over time. Invisalign can be used to treat just about any orthodontic issue [...]

Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign Treatment for Athletes2019-02-23T23:11:17+00:00

Adults And Braces


It used to be that when we'd think about braces, the image that came to mind was that of a "tween,” but in recent decades, that image has become somewhat outdated. That's because these days nearly as many adults as kids are spending time in the orthodontist's chair. In fact, according to the American Association [...]

Adults And Braces2019-01-03T14:55:39+00:00

Give Yourself a New Smile in the New Year


We've said goodbye to the year 2018 and welcomed 365 brand new days—fresh opportunities for growth, success, and happiness. In 2019, don't let anything hold you back from achieving your dreams, especially not your less-than-perfect smile. Gardner Orthodontics knows that making the decision to have a healthy smile is a great start to the new [...]

Give Yourself a New Smile in the New Year2018-11-26T14:44:09+00:00