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  • Eating with Braces: Braces-friendly snack recipe
    At Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS, the doctor and our staff know that eating with braces can be tricky. You want to avoid damaging the bands, brackets, and wires, since Read more
  • Orthodontics: From Tooth Fairy to Retainer
    You might be surprised to learn that the doctor and our team recommend an orthodontic appointment even before your child has had that last visit from the Tooth Fairy. In Read more
  • Adults and Braces
    Nowadays, many adults are taking advantage of getting straighter teeth with braces. the doctor and our team love to help patients create the dazzling, confident smile they’ve always wanted. Our adult Read more
  • What was your favorite part of summer?
    It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and the doctor and our team Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • How Your Pearly Whites Can Help You in Life
    At Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS, the doctor and our staff have found that patients who like their smiles have better self-esteem. People who don’t like their smiles are often Read more
  • Bracing for the Heat? Try These Braces-Friendly Summer Treats!
    Summer means sun and heat and delicious, frosty treats to keep you cool while you’re enjoying the sun and heat. If you’re wearing braces this summer, not to worry! the Read more
  • Looking—and Feeling—Your Best in Braces
    It’s normal to be a little self-conscious when you first get your braces. Even though you really want to straighten any crooked teeth, or correct a bad bite, you might Read more
  • It's time to go back to school!
    Now that many of the schools in Louisville, Kentucky are back in session, the doctor would like to remind all of our patients about the importance of scheduling appointments in Read more
  • Time to Brush Up on Brushing and Flossing
    If your child has just gotten braces, chances are it’s a good time to brush up on dental hygiene! Why now? What’s different? And how can you help? Let’s take Read more
  • How Long Will I Wear My Braces?
    How long? Well, a beautiful smile is both science and art—proper teeth and jaw alignment united with aesthetically pleasing results. Orthodontists achieve both these outcomes with a careful analysis of Read more
  • Brushing with Braces: How to Keep a Clean Mouth
    A clean mouth is a happy mouth. And when the doctor and our staff see you have a clean mouth, we are happy too. Of course, all of this should Read more
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    You’re going to the game! And no matter which sport you follow, there’s so much to enjoy—the best athletes, exciting play, hometown pride—and those delicious concession stands! But if you’re Read more
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    You’re going to the game! And no matter which sport you follow, there’s so much to enjoy—the best athletes, exciting play, hometown pride—and those delicious concession stands! But if you’re Read more
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    You’re going to the game! And no matter which sport you follow, there’s so much to enjoy—the best athletes, exciting play, hometown pride—and those delicious concession stands! But if you’re Read more
  • Fun Facts for the Fourth
    The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While Read more

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