Smile And Be Happy In 2017

The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile? Read More

A Question Of Missing Teeth

Missing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends an orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered a Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Trivia

Thanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at MK Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful Read More

Thumbs Down On Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking…Children are born with a natural sucking reflex that often evolves into a comfort behavior. It is not at all unusual for an infant or child to find a thumb or finger to calm them when tired or upset as a coping mechanism. Ultrasound scans have revealed that thumb sucking can start before birth, Read More

Halloween Fun Facts And Safety Tips

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time Read More

Labor Day – Some Fun Facts

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now Read More

Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority of people suffering from bad breath are dealing with oral bacterial. However, there are other causes of this embarrassing problem. Learning more can help you Read More

Tell us about your summer!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Dr. Michal Kleinlerer and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, went on a camping trip, or just stayed in Waterville or Augusta, ME and relaxed, we want to know how you’re all spending Read More

Happy Fourth of July

Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they range from community parades and large scale gatherings to concerts, fireworks displays, and smaller scale celebrations among family and friends. For some people, July 4th Read More

The Advantage of Invisalign Teen®

Many teens want to improve their smile without the pain and embarrassment of having to wear metal braces. Just like metal braces, Invisalign works by gently moving teeth into position. Metal braces are worn continuously, however, and need to be adjusted by Dr. Michal Kleinlerer regularly in order to move the teeth into proper position. Read More

Misconceptions About Orthodontics

While everyone understands that a dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what MK Orthodontics does for our patients and how exactly Dr. Michal Kleinlerer can help them. Let’s take a closer look at a couple of the myths and misconceptions Read More

How to Floss with Braces

The MK Orthodontics team knows that oral hygiene is important, whether you have braces on your teeth or not. But if you are a person who wears braces, caring for your teeth and gums can become somewhat challenging. Without daily oral hygiene practices, you may become prone to cavities and tooth decay during your time Read More