Dr Wesley’s Invisalign Journey Episode 3: Reviewing the Clin-check

May 7, 2019

When you submit your records into an aligner company such as align, a technician will help to set the case up according to your guidelines. They are NOT orthodontists and it is very rare that we can simply hit approve and expect a good result. It takes a lot of communication between the orthodontist and technician. On average, Dr Wesley will send the clin-check back for edits at least 3-4... Read More


Orthodontic Separators

April 30, 2019

Orthodontic Separators Orthodontic Separators are little, thick, and circular elastic bands. They are used to “Separate” two teeth from each other. When the rubber bands are stretched, they become thinner and we can easily floss them in between two teeth. As the elastic band attempts to retake its original shape and thickness it slowly pushes the two teeth apart. The separation between he two teeth is very minimal, but it... Read More


Dr Wesley’s Invisalign Journey Episode 2: Capturing Records

April 23, 2019

The record taking phase is an important part of any type of orthodontic case. Imagine that you were trying to go somewhere and you typed your destination into Google Maps but you didn't have GPS or didn't know where you were beginning. It is just like that and perhaps the most important part of beginning your smile journey! Video Link: Read More


How Much Do Braces Cost?

April 16, 2019

  How much do braces cost? Dance, hockey, band camp, girl scouts, new eye glasses, new shoes, saving for college, saving for senior pictures, saving for saving and so on. Everyone wants to be the best possible parent to their children but raising them can be quite costly. And what about yourself!? Retirement savings, your next vacation, healthcare savings, paying off your credit card, your new glasses, or paying off... Read More


Dr Wesley’s Invisalign Journey Episode 1: The Introduction

April 4, 2019

  As an orthodontic specialist, Dr Wesley is an expert in moving teeth and jaws. That is all that he focuses on all day, everyday! Like a hammer or a shovel, Invisalign is just a tool used to move the teeth. Ultimately, it is the skill and knowledge of the person using the tool that determines the success of the outcome that we are trying to achieve. Now, Dr Wesley... Read More


Clear Aligner Therapy

February 6, 2018

I took this photo on Sept 8,2017 at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. The thing with taking photos of waterfalls is that you can never capture the sound which is a major key to it’s serenity. Orthodontist have historically been restless individuals. What I mean by this is, orthodontist seek continuous improvement. This characteristic draw has made our profession a very innovative one. There have been innovations in the way we diagnose,... Read More


White Spot Lesions: Tales of an orthodontist and his broken heart

December 21, 2017

I can remember every broken heart in my life. All unique in their own right but in the end, all of them the same. All of them, of course, ending in white spot lesions. Ok, I’m am probably sounding a little dramatic here but ONLY just a little. And what is a white spot lesion? I will explain more in detail. To summarize, it is the initial stages of a... Read More

Welcome to the Lifetime Orthodontic blog post.

November 21, 2017

As a health care professional, I strongly believe that one of my inherent duties is that of an educator; to be a distributor of knowledge. I have spent many years and experiences gaining dental and orthodontic knowledge. This knowledge, however isn’t mine to keep but rather mine to share. Hence, the primary reason for the creation of this blog: To provide a platform for open discussion. To provide a platform... Read More


At what age should I bring my child in for an orthodontic evaluation?

November 20, 2017

Photo Credit: Gerald W. Wesley We perform hundreds of new patient exams each year in our office. I feel that this is one of the greatest parts of being a healthcare provider! The opportunity to meet such a broad, diverse range of people. Each interaction brings a new and unique experience. I don’t have to travel 15 hours, with a 10 hour layover, before getting on another 8 hour flight... Read More

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