May 4th, 2020 First and foremost, my team and I would like to thank all of our patients for their understanding during this scary and confusing time. I want you all to know that we are taking this pandemic
Smokeless Tobacco, It Can Snuff You Out!
Did you know that West Virginians consume 3.5 pounds of smokeless tobacco for every man, woman and child in our state yearly? Among the fifty states, West Virginia is the highest per capita user of smokeless tobacco. Why is that
Can Braces Change Your Face?
A question that some patients have is, “Can braces change your face or profile?” Orthodontic treatment can change your face but only in certain areas of the face. Braces can change your face in two areas, around your lips and
Teays Valley Living Magazine
Dr. Joseph Thompson has been shaping smiles for over 28 years. After running a thriving practice in Huntington for over 25 years, Dr. Thompson opened his current office at Teays Valley 3 years ago. “Most orthodontists operate two offices. I
iTero Digital Scanner
Dr. Thompson has made Invisalign even easier by adding an iTero Digital Scanner to the practice. No more goopy mess with impressions for Invisalign patients. Now the impression is done with a wand that scans your mouth. Within minutes, we
What is a Rapid Palatal Expander?
A Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) is an upper appliance that places pressure on the upper jaw (maxilla) by turning a midline screw. The pressure separates the mid palatal suture thus making the maxilla wider, which can correct crossbites and creat
What Age Should I Take My Child for their First Time Orthodontic Visit?
When Should My Child be Seen by an Orthodontist? A parent asked today, “What is the best age for a first time check up for my child?” A good time for an orthodontic exam is 6 to 8 years old.
Orthodontic Retainer Care 101
So your braces have been removed and Dr. Thompson has given you a retainer to wear. Here is some information you need to know about retainer wear and care. The retention phase of treatment is very important. Most people think that when braces are removed that
Does It Hurt When Your Braces Are Removed?
This video shows how easy it is to remove braces. There is a special plier that Dr. Thompson uses and it shears the bracket from the tooth.
Tied Dyed Orthodontic T-Shirts
Just wanted everyone to know that we have Dr. Thompson’s Tie Dyed T-Shirts in stock for our patients. These have been very popular. They have a large peace sign on the front and “Peace, Love & Braces” on the back. If
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