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Farr West Orthodontics COVID-19 Update

I hope all of you are doing okay and getting through these unprecedented times. Most of all I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.  The team at Farr West Orthodontics and I are doing our part to keep you healthy and help this crisis end as soon as possible.A couple… View Article


Farr West Orthodontics on COVID-19

Patients and friends of Farr West Orthodontics, The safety and health of our patients and their loved ones is our priority.  We’d like to share with you what we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will minimize the number of people in our waiting room and treatment areas.  We request that patients… View Article


Are Kids Getting Braces Earlier Than They Used To?

Every so often we hear questions like this, “My neighbor’s 8 year old daughter just got braces put on. Do I need to bring my 8 year old in? Are kids getting braces earlier than they used to?” In this article we will discuss why kids get braces and other orthodontic appliances at an early… View Article


Why Do People Wear Rubber Bands With Braces?

Have you ever wondered why people wear rubber bands with their braces? In this short article we want to answer this question for you.  There are primarily two types of rubber bands used in orthodontics; the little ones that come in many different colors that go around each brace and the larger rubber bands that… View Article


Invisalign vs. Braces

We are often asked if braces or clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are better at straightening teeth. The answer is that it depends. In this short article we will dive into the pros and cons of each and hopefully you will be better educated on what option for getting your teeth straight will be better… View Article


Top 10 things To Know Before Your Kids Get Braces

Dr. Michael Richards and his specialized team want you to have a wonderful experience as you get the best smile possible.  Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions that will help you understand the orthodontic process on the way to a beautiful, healthy smile. What happens at the initial visit? You will be… View Article

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