The Petrunic Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

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

Why Do I Need to Wear a Retainer

Why Do I Need to Wear a Retainer

One of our favorite moments during a patient’s treatment is when they are able to graduate from braces to a long-term retainer. At Petrunic Orthodontics, we treat each and every patient like a friend, and we are nearly as excited as you are when the big day comes! It’s important to us to set you Read More

Why See an Orthodontist Near Me

Why See an Orthodontist Near Me

At Petrunic Orthodontics we understand that orthodontic treatment can be, well, a lot. Some people worry about the expense, the amount of time needed to go to appointments, and even the work of maintaining their teeth along with orthodontic devices like braces. While it might seem overwhelming, in our experience, having a solid team of Read More

5 Keys to a Beautiful Smile With Aligners

5 Keys to a Beautiful Smile With Aligners

Clear aligners are clear plastic trays that straighten the teeth over time with a series of trays. The aligners offer patients an option for orthodontic treatment with a less noticeable look and lower maintenance than traditional metal braces. But don’t let their slim design trick you! They are a fantastic and effective option for straightening Read More

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces

For many people, the thought of wearing braces for years is enough to scare them away. While many factors are in your control, several are predetermined. Petrunic Orthodontics is here to provide the best orthodontic care and ensure you get your braces off as quickly as possible. Dr. Petrunic is an experienced orthodontist who can Read More

Protect Your Smile: Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies in Sports

Protect Your Smile: Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies in Sports

If you’re an athlete, you know it’s essential to stay safe on the field or court. But did you know that your oral health can easily be compromised? Unfortunately, athletes are more likely to suffer from oral injuries than the average person. Throw orthodontic appliances into the picture, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Read More

7 Tips For Brushing Your Teeth With Braces

7 Tips For Brushing Your Teeth With Braces

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step to get a beautiful, healthy, straight smile: That’s why you got braces! Now you’re faced with the challenge of keeping your teeth clean and healthy while sporting brackets, wires, and other bits and pieces. Learning how to brush your teeth with braces can take a little practice, but Dr. Read More

Can Orthodontics Fix Facial Asymmetry?

Can Orthodontics Fix Facial Asymmetry?

Orthodontic treatment comes in many forms. Sometimes our patients look for a quick smile tune-up, and other times, they want an entire smile makeover. Fortunately, Petrunic Orthodontics is here to help with any and all orthodontic needs – including facial asymmetry! If you’re feeling insecure about the shape of your face and you’re wondering how Read More

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