12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

Have you decided you’re ready to achieve your best smile with Portalupi Orthodontics? Are braces the right fit for your lifestyle and your orthodontic needs? If so, you are about to join approximately 4 million Americans who have also said yes and are currently sporting braces. Braces are super common and you probably know someone […]

Why Patients in Woodland, CA Choose Portalupi Orthodontics

Why Patients in Woodland, CA Choose Portalupi Orthodontics

At Portalupi Orthodontics in Woodland, CA, our goal is to give our patients exceptional results in a relaxed, friendly environment. Whether you’re coming to us for braces, Invisalign, TMJ therapy, or any of the other services we offer, we’re going to give you the same level of care and attention that we’d give our own […]

Move Over Colored Elastics – Why Clip Brackets are the New Cool

Hey everybody, how are you doing? Dr. Portalupi here from Portalupi Orthodontics in Woodland, California. Today I’m going to talk to you today about these really cool brackets that we use in our braces treatment. They are made by a German company called FORESTADENT. Now you may have heard about something that used to be […]

Invisalign 101: What You Need to Know About Clear Aligner Treatment

Hi, I’m Dr. Portalupi from Portalupi Orthodontics in downtown Woodland, and today I’d like to talk to you a little bit about Invisalign. First of all, I want to tell you that not all people that provide Invisalign services are orthodontists. There is a big difference between an orthodontist and a general dentist who provides […]

Look Who Is Wearing Braces

In a previous article I talked about the advantages of early orthodontic treatment. At early ages (4-8 years of age) we have the ability to influence the growth of the jaws in a positive manner; to treat without removal of permanent teeth the vast majority of time; to obtain beautiful facial profiles; and to develop […]

What Is TMJ?

Many people suffer from dizziness, earaches and pain of the face, head, neck, shoulder, or back without knowing the cause. Previously patients seeking help for these types of problems would go from “specialist” to “specialist” seeking a cure. Today, however, a condition termed TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome) accounts for a large number of these previously […]

Early Treatment

In the article “Orthodontics…What Age?” I discuss the benefits of early or Two Phase Orthodontic treatment. Usually, early treatment involves obtaining necessary diagnostic records such as models of teeth, photographs and growth analysis. Predictions can be made regarding nose, upper and lower jaws and chin. The analysis tells us what will happen to the face—both […]

So You Want to Stop Snoring?

Is there anything more aggravating than being kept awake night after night by a bed partner who snores or gasps for air in their sleep? While this is an annoyance for those around the person snoring, it can be life threatening for the snorer. A condition known as Sleep Apnea often accompanies snoring. Sleep Apnea […]

Orthodontics… What Age?

Amazing advances in technology have brought the profession of orthodontics (braces) to a new age. No longer is treatment limited to teenagers but is available to adults of all ages and to children very early in their life. It is the early treatment stage that I would like to discuss. For many years, orthodontists waited […]