The Petrunic Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

As you begin your orthodontics journey, it’s important to have the right information from the right person when you leave your first appointment. Your treatment process should be a collaborative effort between you and your orthodontist, so you want the right expert guiding you every step of the way. The right office for you will Read More

10 Braces Myths You Need To Know

10 Braces Myths You Need To Know

If you’re getting braces, odds are you’re Googling everything you can about them – and that’s great! Doing your research is extremely important when you’re deciding whether you’re ready to finally get the straight smile of your dreams.  However, while research never hurts, there are a lot of myths about braces on the internet that Read More

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Choosing an orthodontic treatment plan can feel overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, you might find yourself Googling the best and worst ways to treat your teeth — it’s probably how you found this article, too! Although Google can be a great tool for research, sometimes you may find misleading answers that paint Read More

5 Things You Won't Get With Mail-Order Orthodontics

5 Things You Won’t Get With Mail-Order Orthodontics

Have you ever been scrolling through TikTok when you come across a video similar to one you liked just hours before, only to find that it’s not nearly your taste? The TikTok algorithm does its best to anticipate the content you’ll want to see, but it’s no match for your best friend who knows exactly Read More

4 Reasons to Get Adult Braces

4 Reasons to Get Adult Braces

When most people think of braces, they picture a teenager with a mouth full of brackets and wires. They might even think of extreme headgear and unseemly appliances. In the modern age of orthodontics, however, braces are designed for people of all ages — and they are a lot more aesthetically pleasing, too!  As braces Read More

Can Orthodontics Help Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Can Orthodontics Help Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

It is no secret that your body does much of its healing and repair while sleeping, but did you know that your oral health can dramatically affect your sleep quality? If you are having trouble sleeping due to teeth grinding, sleep apnea, or snoring, there is a good chance that orthodontic treatment can help change Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

With years of experience straightening smiles for the Prattville, AL area, our knowledgeable team at Petrunic Orthodontics knows your treatment may require more than just straightening your teeth. Facial asymmetry, caused by a narrow upper jaw or a crossbite, is not just an aesthetic concern for some patients. It can also contribute to other oral Read More

The Different Types of Braces

The Different Types of Braces

Technology has come quite a long way just in recent decades. Those advancements have not skipped over the wonderful world of orthodontics, making now a better time than ever to look into getting the sparkling straight smile of your dreams.  Our goal at Petrunic Orthodontics is not just to give you that smile but also Read More

Why You Should Trust Your Family's Smiles To An Orthodontist

Why You Should Trust Your Family’s Smiles To An Orthodontist

Here at Petrunic Orthodontics, we know how hard you work to provide for your family. You go above and beyond to ensure they have the best of everything, including healthy teeth and a confident smile! But what happens if that doesn’t come naturally? If an orthodontic treatment looks like a possibility for someone in your Read More

Your Prattville Orthodontist

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