New Year's Eve

December 28th, 2023

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Erickson - Aamodt Orthodontics included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in dozens of countries.…
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Post-Braces Care: Wear your retainer!

December 20th, 2023

Many patients underestimate the importance of wearing their retainers after their braces come off, but it is one of the most critical post care practices to keep your teeth in alignment. Why spend all that time, energy, and money to straighten your teeth when you don't plan to keep them straightened after treatment? What is…
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The Herbst® Appliance

December 13th, 2023

Maybe you’ve known people with braces and aligners—maybe you’ve worn them yourself!—so if braces or aligners are in your teen’s future, you have some idea what to expect and when to expect it. But quite often, orthodontic issues require more treatment than braces alone can provide. When misalignment affects not only the teeth but the…
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Getting a Retainer? Make It Personal!

December 7th, 2023

If Drs. Erickson and Aamodt and our team recommend a Hawley retainer to complete your orthodontic treatment, you’re getting a classic. This retainer, invented by Dr. Charles Hawley, has been in use since the early decades of the twentieth century. But this isn’t your great grandmother’s pink plastic retainer! The look of today’s Hawley retainer…
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