What Is A Waterpik And How Does It Work?

July , 2018

A good dental hygiene routine is important for all of us, but it’s especially crucial for kids who are undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces. Brushing and flossing regularly and effectively is essential for removing the plaque and food that can accumulate around braces, reducing unsightly white marks, cavities, and even gum disease. But if you […]

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Why You Should Choose Castilla Orthodontics

June , 2018

When it comes to choosing an orthodontic practice, we know that it is a very personal decision and that there are many choices available to you. That is why Castilla Orthodontics work so hard to stand out from the crowd! Although we were voted as the Best Orthodontist of the Mid-Valley by readers of the […]

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Should I Use A Manual Or Electric Toothbrush For Braces?

May , 2018

Take a walk down the toothbrush aisle of your favorite grocery or drug store, and you may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices on display these days. There are sensitive toothpastes, whitening toothpastes, alcohol and alcohol-free mouthwashes, manual and electric toothbrushes— the sheer amount of choices can seem massive! No different than other […]

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Braces Vs Invisalign

April , 2018

When new patients who are interested in straightening their teeth and improving their smile first come into Castilla Orthodontics, one of the first questions we ask them is: “Are you interested in braces or Invisalign?” Much of the time, patients are not sure because they are not aware of the differences between the two. Our […]

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Dentist vs. Orthodontist for Braces

March , 2018

Thinking about getting braces? Or maybe you have just been informed that your child would benefit from treatment with braces. If so, you may be wondering if  you will need to see an orthodontist or whether this is something your own dentist can do. You are already familiar with your dentist’s office and know it […]

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Teeth Whitening After Braces

February , 2018

Here at Castilla Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment with braces can be quite a journey, requiring a lot of time and dedication on your part. When the day finally comes to ditch the brackets and wires, it’s something worth celebrating! But what happens if your newly aligned teeth are discolored or you just want […]

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What Is Orthodontics?

January , 2018

Specialties exist everywhere you turn, from bakeries to hospitals, and teeth are no exception. Chances are you’ve heard the term orthodontics before, but you may be unsure what it actually means, or what an orthodontist really does. Castilla Orthodontics is all about keeping patients educated and informed, because when you know what orthodontic care entails, […]

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Life with Braces: Food to Eat with Braces

November , 2017

When you first get your orthodontic braces here at Castilla Orthodontics in Marion County, OR, you are probably going to experience some discomfort and/or soreness. It may also take some time to get adjusted to your new, affordable braces, but even then, you might not be ready to jump back into your normal eating routine as anything too hard […]

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The Truth about Braces: Busting the Top 5 Orthodontic Myths

October , 2017

Choosing to pursue braces as treatment for a dental condition is a big decision. There are many factors to consider from cost to length of treatment to aesthetic. Dr. Ana E. Castilla and the team at Castilla Orthodontics are experts in braces and we want to alleviate your fears! Here are our top 5 myths […]

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How Do I Make Wearing Braces More Fun for my Child?

September , 2017

The idea of having to wear braces to correct an orthodontic issue is not a fun prospect for a kid near Stayton OR. For parents, getting your child to look forward to their treatment may be a tough sell. But braces are often a necessary step in helping a child’s teeth to grow in strong, […]

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