• Which Retainer is Right for You?
    Brackets and wires, clear aligners, lingual braces, regular brackets, self-ligating braces, elastics, spacers—you and your orthodontist have had to narrow down a lot of choices to discover the best treatment Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Should I use a water pick during my treatment?
    the doctor and our team at Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS know that for some of our patients wearing braces, it can be difficult to weave through those wires and Read more
  • Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash
    A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients Read more
  • Braces-Friendly Foods
    Having braces can be frustrating when you have to be cautious about eating certain foods or having to avoid them altogether. Making sure your braces don’t bend or break is Read more
  • Going on vacation? Remember these simple tips!
    If you are wearing braces and are planning a vacation, our team at Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS would suggest that you be prepared. We put together a list of Read more
  • Emergency Care for Orthodontics
    It’s vital to understand the difference between an orthodontic emergency and minor orthodontic issues. Minor issues can be handled the next day, or at your next scheduled appointment. When a Read more
  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Read more
  • Breakfast with Braces
    Breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for many reasons. Children need to refuel after a long night’s sleep, and studies suggest that school kids who eat Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • Braces-Friendly Recipe: Dinner
    Wearing braces during your treatment at Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS presents some unique challenges in the types of food you can safely eat. The wrong items can be difficult Read more
  • How long does orthodontic treatment take?
    The dental procedures that focus on the correction of alignment and bite are known as orthodontic care. With the aid of braces, aligners, retainers, brackets, and similar appliances, orthodontic treatment Read more
  • Spacing Out
    One of the most common reasons for getting braces is because there’s just not enough room for all your teeth to fit next to each other evenly. The result is Read more
  • What happens if I have an orthodontic emergency while I'm on vacation?
    At Nancy F. Shackleton, DMD, MS, there are a few things we want to remind you of when you're on vacation, so that a day with friends and family won’t Read more
  • Snowball Effect
    Winter and its snowball fights are behind us, true, but there might be another kind of snowball heading your way. When you neglect the small steps involved in your everyday Read more
  • Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist
    We often think of braces as a rite of passage for kids in middle and high school. So you might be surprised when your child’s dentist recommends a visit to Read more

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