The Petrunic Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Braces Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Right For Me?

Being told that you or your child need orthodontic treatment can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. You might be comparing braces vs. Invisalign, wondering which is right for you. You’re likely to have a number of questions and concerns, and you may be wondering what’s causing the issue, what treatments are recommended for your Read More

Harmful Oral Habits and Why You Should Break Them

Harmful Oral Habits and Why You Should Break Them

Here at Petrunic Orthodontics, we’ve worked with hundreds of patients over the years to straighten teeth and improve oral health! In that time, we’ve also handed out a lot of helpful tips on how to keep smiles looking and feeling great. Some of the most important information we can provide is about harmful oral habits, Read More

Recognizing and Treating Your Child's Misaligned Jaw

Recognizing and Treating Your Child’s Misaligned Jaw

It’s unfortunately all too common that charmingly lopsided childhood grins develop into uncomfortable misaligned jaws in adulthood. Noticing and knowing when to treat their child’s orthodontic issues is a common point of concern for parents, and the team at Petrunic Orthodontics is here to help you with recognizing and treating your child’s misaligned jaw and Read More

Tips for Caring for Your Clear Aligners

Tips for Caring for Your Clear Aligners

From their ease of use to the outstanding results they produce, clear aligners are a great option for patients of all ages. Whether you’re considering clear aligner treatment or close to wrapping up your last round of Invisalign, it’s never a bad time to brush up on tips for caring for your clear aligners! Many Read More

Why Early Treatment Matters

Why Early Treatment Matters

As parents, we want the best for our children. That includes getting the best care for their smiles! Although orthodontics is often associated with teens, treatment helps patients of all ages, including children. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child has an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. But why Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

Here at Petrunic Orthodontics, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a patient’s face light up when their beautiful new smile is revealed for the first time! It’s a wonderful feeling, and we never get tired of helping children, teens, and adults achieve the exceptional results they’ve been hoping for. Completing the active phase of Read More

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Thanks in part to an ever-increasing range of affordable treatment options, more adults than ever are choosing to improve their oral health with orthodontics. Although teens still make up the largest percentage of orthodontic patients, we’re seeing children and adults close that gap every day! Here at Petrunic Orthodontics, we’re proud to create beautiful smiles Read More

the-truth-about-invisalign

The Truth About Invisalign

Thanks to a multitude of advances in technology, today’s braces have gone through quite a dramatic change over the years. The braces we use at Petrunic Orthodontics feature a smaller, sleeker appearance, giving patients in Prattville a more comfortable orthodontic experience. However, many people still seek a more subtle way to straighten their smiles. Fortunately, Read More

Orthodontic Treatments

Types Of Braces

Orthodontic treatment has gone through some major transformations in recent years, giving patients more choices than ever before when it comes to achieving a healthy, confident smile. There are a few different types of braces that can straighten your teeth quicker and more discreetly than ever before. Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques, Petrunic Orthodontics Read More

playing sports with braces

Playing Sports With Braces

Many Petrunic Orthodontics patients are active in sports. Both student and recreational athletes have questions about playing sports with braces. They want to know they’ll have to miss a season or two during their orthodontic treatment, or if they’re going to have to deal with discomfort in their mouths.  While this is a widespread concern, Read More