Can I Just Get a Retainer Instead of Braces?

Dr. John Walker of Walker Orthodontics knows that treating serious orthodontic issues with a retainer instead of braces or Invisalign clear aligners is ill advised for patients who live in or work near Westminster, MA. Braces or Invisalign work over a defined course...

When Can My Child Get Braces?

Many prospective patients who live or work near Worcester County, MA associate braces with awkward teenage years. However, orthodontics knows no age limit. Anyone from the age of 6 or 7 to 100 can get braces and the picture perfect smile they wish for, if they meet a...

Five Questions to Ask at an Orthodontic Consultation

What questions should I ask? For folks who want to improve the appearance of their smile, the effectiveness of their bite, and/or their overall oral and dental health, feeling in charge of their orthodontic treatment decisions and feeling prepared for their initial...

Can I Play Sports with a Mouthguard When I Get Braces?

Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics recommends to their patients who play sports that they wear a mouthguard so that their braces stay protected during their activity. Dr. Walker believes it is important for all his patients to know exactly what...

Before You Choose Invisalign, Read This

For decades, traditional metal braces were the go-to choice for orthodontic treatment. Most often because it was the only option available to patients needing orthodontic treatment for people who live or work near Westminster, MA. Today, there are more treatment...