The Petrunic Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Do Dental Check-ups Help Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Do Dental Check-ups Help Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Did you know that dental check-ups help your orthodontic treatment succeed? Dr. Petrunic and our team at Petrunic Orthodontics will happily work with your dentist throughout your time with us to keep your treatment as effective and efficient as possible. Read on to learn more about the difference between orthodontic and dental appointments, as well Read More

How To Maintain Good Oral Health With Orthodontic Treatment

How To Maintain Good Oral Health With Orthodontic Treatment

Starting your smile journey can initially feel intimidating with everything you need to accustom yourself to. However, Petrunic Orthodontics is here to help you adjust and make the process as comfortable and easy as possible. Our team is here to share how to maintain good oral health with orthodontic treatment, including the importance of drinking Read More

Am I Too Old For Braces?

Am I Too Old For Braces?

When inquiring about braces, the amount of information thrown your way can be overwhelming. Petrunic Orthodontics is committed to making your smile journey a straightforward, easy experience. You can count on our team to slow things down for you and answer your burning questions, such as whether or not you can be too old for Read More

Do I Need Dental Insurance to Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Do I Need Dental Insurance to Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Are you curious about the financials behind straightening your teeth? Look no further! Our team at Petrunic Orthodontics is here to answer whether you need dental insurance to get orthodontic treatment, how it can help you, and the average costs of appliances! We understand payment can be a stressor for some patients when considering services, Read More

Get a Brighter Smile With Teeth Whitening

Get a Brighter Smile With Teeth Whitening

Smiles play a huge role in establishing first impressions! Of course, everyone deserves a grin they are proud to show off, and whitening teeth is just another way of helping you achieve that confidence. At Petrunic Orthodontics, you can receive this cosmetic dental procedure and achieve wonderful results in no time! Our team is here Read More

Have you ever seen the abbreviation TMJ? Yes, if you're suffering from TMJ disorders Dr. Petrunic wants to share how orthodontics can help!

TMJ and How Orthodontics Can Help

Have you ever seen the abbreviation TMJ? It stands for temporomandibular joint. Yours is a crucial part of your daily life. What does it do? It enables you to talk, chew, and express yourself. But what happens when this essential joint starts acting up? For our Prattville neighbors, TMJ disorders can cause discomfort. Even worse, Read More

How Pacifiers And Thumb-Sucking Can Affect Kids’ Smiles

At Petrunic Orthodontics, we love working to help our clients feel as informed as possible about all things orthodontics! When it comes to topics to be experts on, nothing is more important than our kids! And that’s what we’re interested in talking about today. Specifically, let’s talk about how pacifiers and thumb-sucking affect kids’ smiles. Read More

Dr. Petrunic goes over Extraction vs. Non-Extraction Therapy and answers questions like "Which is right for you?"

Extraction vs. Non-Extraction Therapy

Here at Petrunic Orthodontics, we always work to give our amazing Prattville patients the highest standard of orthodontic care available. That means working hard to keep their smiles in amazing shape, 24/7. Restorative and preventative care will always be our choice when it comes to dealing with problems that might potentially lead to extraction, but Read More

What To Do If My Braces Break

What To Do If My Braces Break

Having braces can be a little tricky at the beginning. Learning new skills can take some practice, like how to properly take care of your braces by brushing and flossing under your brackets and wires. You need to learn to cook and eat differently to keep your braces safe, and sometimes even when you do Read More

Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for Me

Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for Me

If the time is finally right for you to get straighter teeth, then you are in the right place! Petrunic Orthodontics has helped our patients in the Prattville area uncover beautiful and healthy smiles for many, many years. Dr. Petrunic is a board-certified orthodontist who is an expert at evaluating your unique dental needs and Read More