Entries by Dr. Brian Hockenberger

Have You Considered Clear Aligners for Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits, including proper tooth alignment, improved oral health, and a more attractive smile. Despite these benefits, some patients, especially adults, avoid wearing traditional braces with brackets and wires. We understand these objections to wearing standard braces and have good news for patients who would rather not do so.Clear aligners in Norton, […]

3 Myths About Wearing Braces

Many myths about wearing braces have circulated since they first became widely available decades ago. If you’re getting braces in Norton, OH, you need to be aware of these three myths. 1. Braces Are Only For Teens Braces are widely used for teens because this is a period of time when the teeth are more easily […]

Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Adjustments?

If you wear braces, you know that you have to have regular appointments with your Norton, OH, orthodontist for adjustments. With traditional braces, there’s no getting around these adjustments since they help to control the subtle shifting of your teeth into proper alignment. However, many patients report a feeling of discomfort for several days or up to […]

Hockenberger Orthodontics — How Do Clear Aligners Work?

If you want straight teeth, clear aligners are a great option. They’re comfortable, hardly noticeable, and relatively inexpensive. While it’s easy to understand the benefits of these popular orthodontic devices, do you know how they work? In this post, we’ll talk about what you can expect with clear aligners. What Are Clear Aligners? Clear aligners […]

What Is a Temporary Anchorage Device?

A Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) is a small dental implant made of titanium alloy, and it’s used to shift teeth to correct bite issues. They can pull teeth forward, fill in a tooth gap, or help a broken jaw heal. How long they stay in your mouth depends on the orthodontic treatment, but the general […]

How Long Will My Child Need Braces for Orthodontic Care  

If you are curious about getting braces for yourself or your child, you might wonder how long you would have to wear these orthodontics. Here at Hockenberger Orthodontics, we work with patients individually to determine the length of a dental treatment. Serving the community of Norton, OH, our orthodontist, Dr. Hockenberger, will diagnose your oral […]

Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

If you’re going to be getting braces in Norton, OH, you’ll need to know how to care for the braces and your teeth. It’s essential to continue your oral hygiene practices while wearing braces, but the braces can make removing food debris harder. In addition, certain foods have the potential to damage the braces. The point […]