Blog Archive

The Best Approach to Improving Your Smile with Aligners. Jun 9th, 2020

Invisalign began as company in 1997. Acceptance by specialists that this "crazy piece of plastic" would actually move teeth, took some time to resonate. Even today with over 6 million smiles under their belt, some professionals still haven't developed a true "trust" in whether removable therapy is the right tool...

COVID10- Appointment Pre-Screening Information May 20th, 2020

Symptoms/Exposure Protocol for COVID19For purposes of scheduling orthodontic patient appointments at the offices of Dr. Jon A. Moles   Definition: Known exposure: Family member or close contact with any person who has either shown symptoms or suspected symptoms or tested positive for COVID 19. Symptoms: Symptoms: Fever (subjective or measured),...

Risk Remediation Apr 27th, 2020

How to complete a Virtual Retainer or Aligner Check Mar 16th, 2020

Many of our appointments require a trip to the office. If you have braces for example, there is not much we can do without seeing you. However, if you have retainers or Invisalign, we can do it virtually! At the offices of Dr. Jon Moles, we utilize a HIPAA compliant...

Orthodontic Treatment and COVID-19 Mar 13th, 2020

How we protect you, everyday. As you are aware, Governor Hogan announced a State of Emergency in Maryland. With schools and large events cancelled for the coming weeks, we felt it prudent to review our everyday patient and operator protection procedures with you. There is a term used in the...

Why do I have to wear a retainer? Aug 6th, 2019

To understand the importance of retention it would first be important to understand how teeth move in the first place. Braces and Invisalign both work by applying light consistent pressure on the teeth which casues a natural "break down" and "remodeling" process of the bone that holds our teeth in...

Get Your Summer Smile With Invisalign! Jun 11th, 2019

Braces are great! They are a tried and true method to straighten smiles but if you've ever known anyone to have them you will have heard the complaints about how many of their favorite foods they have to give up so that they don't break something. Invisalign is the answer...

New Year's Resolutions For A Healthy Smile Jan 24th, 2019

Now that 2019 is here, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions so that we can improve the quality of our lives. Your adult and children’s orthodontist in Frederick MD, Dr. Moles, has a few good suggestions for resolutions that can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile...

10 Reasons to Consider Treating Your Teen with Invisalign®: Dec 24th, 2018

10 Reasons to Consider Treating Your Teen with Invisalign®: Invisalign® aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. In fact, your teen will be surprised to find out how many people won’t even notice they’re going through treatment. Invisalign Teen™ aligners feature compliance indicators which fade over time to monitor...

The Importance of early screening for Orthodontics Nov 24th, 2018

The Importance of early screening by an orthodontist   Quite often I am asked by parents, “Why do some of my children’s peers have braces already? They’re only in 3rd grade!?” It’s a great question of course, because in the past only children in middle or high school ever had...

DIY Orthodontics Oct 25th, 2018

Online aligner therapy…. Why not? This is a question I have received with growing regularity. Why not just do it yourself? There does seem to be a YouTube video explaining how to do just about everything these days.  In all honesty, I just searched how to replace a water pump...

Summer BBQ Foods to Avoid While Eating with Braces Jul 26th, 2018

Summertime is in full swing and the BBQ grills are firing up all around your Maryland neighborhood. At The Village Orthodontist, we want you or your child to have the best braces experience possible - whether they are receiving metal braces or clear braces treatment.That’s why Dr. Moles and his staff want to remind...

Dental Monitoring FAQs May 17th, 2018

The world has become data-driven - whether it’s monitoring web traffic with Google Analytics or comparing data between teachers to determine how best to drive students to meet the standards. And the world has also become dependent on the power of mobile technology, including apps. Leading orthodontists like Dr. Moles...

The Importance of Orthodontic Retention Mar 22nd, 2018

At The Village Orthodontist, Dr. Moles and his team enjoy watching our patients finish their treatment, and enjoy the moments when they get to see their beautiful new smiles for the first time! Once you’re done wearing bracesor Invisalign, the retention phase of treatment begins, which is extremely important if you want...

Halloween Candy & Braces: What You Need To Know Oct 18th, 2017

Halloween is almost here which means there will be a seemingly endless supply of candy and other goodies for children and teens to enjoy. To keep with the spirit of the sweet and spooky Halloween season, Dr. Moles and his team at The Village Orthodontist would like to remind all...

Benefits of Summer Orthodontics Aug 7th, 2017

For many families, summertime is the best season of the year! With the children out of school and beautiful weather, spending time outdoors and vacations are some of the most popular activities during this time. While you may not think about it, the summer season is also a great time...

Summertime Braces-Friendly Treats Jun 8th, 2017

Are you struggling to think of snacks to give your kids with braces? We know the summertime can be a crazy time for parents, so below you’ll find a few summertime braces-friendly recipes that young orthodontic patients will love.Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pops All kids love popsicles! Try these fun and healthy...

The Dangers of DIY Orthodontics Apr 4th, 2017

While we're all for DIY tutorials that can make completing household chores or other tasks easier, the team at The Village Orthodontist wants to warn against "DIY orthodontics." This scary trend has been making headlines as of late, and we want our current, former and prospective patients to know the...

Choosing an Orthodontist in the New Year Jan 18th, 2017

The new year is always a great time to set some goals and start fresh! If you (or your child) could benefit from orthodontic treatment, January is a great time to start your orthodontic journey toward a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles! We know there’s a lot to keep...

Surviving The Holidays With Braces Dec 19th, 2016

Now that we’re heading into the holiday season, there will be many get-togethers to attend where lots of traditional foods and snacks are served. If you’re currently visiting our Frederick MD orthodontics practice to improve your smile with standard braces, this is a time of the year in which you...

National Orthodontic Health Month Oct 12th, 2016

The Village Orthodontist strives to be your choice when you’re looking for a Frederick or Urbana, MD orthodontist. Dr. Moles and his dedicated team are committed to providing the highest quality of orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults, using the most advanced technology in Frederick County. October marks the...

Back To School With Braces Aug 18th, 2016

Even though it’s hard to believe, the 2016-17 school year is upon us. Kids will be learning their new class schedules, meeting their friends and swapping summertime stories as they prepare for the another year.Dr. Moles and his dedicated staff know that it can be challenging to adjust to being...

Why is it Important to Correct Your Bite? Jun 7th, 2016

The Village Orthodontist works tirelessly to provide children, teens, and adults with the smile they deserve. During the initial stages of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Moles will identify if you have a one of the many types of malocclusions, which are deviations from the normal alignment of the teeth. Not only do braces...

What You Need To Know About Mouthwash vs. Flossing Apr 29th, 2016

Many people wonder if it is acceptable to use mouthwash instead of flossing their teeth. While mouthwash can help make improvements to your oral health, it should not be substituted for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide their own unique benefits that are important to understand. The Benefits Of FlossingWhen Dr. Moles, your...

Why Do Braces Need Elastic Bands? Feb 2nd, 2016

We often hear questions from our patients about what all the little parts on braces do. They are such intricate pieces of equipment, you may wonder how all the pieces come together to eventually move teeth and get you a beautiful smile. But even after we explain how the archwire,...

Do Not Miss Out On Taking Advantage Of Your HSA Or FSA Plans! Dec 8th, 2015

Visit Your Local Frederick Orthodontist To Spend Your Unused FundsAs the end of the year approaches, you may find that you or a loved one has unused funds from this fiscal year within a HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) plan. We here at The Village Orthodontist...

The Benefits Of A Custom-Made Mouth Guard Oct 13th, 2015

Fall is upon us, and that means the beginning of the season for many various sports that will be played by young children and teens around the country, especially football and hockey. We here at The Village Orthodontist love when our patients are active and having fun, but we also...

Welcome to The Village Orthodontist Blog Sep 8th, 2015

Welcome to The Village Orthodontist Blog.  Please check back often to view posts about our office happenings as well as information on new Orthodontic treatment options.