New Year and New Braces

The calendar has turned, the holidays are past, and New Year’s resolutions are getting tough to keep. It’s a new year and new braces can change your life in many ways. Here are the top things to know as you look forward to enjoying your new smile. The New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep While […]

Holiday Activities in Utah

In our last blog, we covered some oral hygiene tips for the holidays. As such, we decided this week we’d make our blog a little more fun! For those of you in Utah who are starting to feel the holiday spirit, you can rest assured that there are plenty of exciting activities in which to […]

Dental Hygiene Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s that time of the year where most will indulge in a few extra sweets and treats. It’s hard to say no to hot cocoa, homemade cookies, or a delicious homemade pie after a big Thanksgiving feast. That said, the holidays aren’t the best time for your oral health. But […]

What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth are quite an anomaly. More often than not, these third molars end up causing more harm than good when they’re ready to emerge. However, understanding impacted wisdom teeth and the early signs they present can help you get into the dentist or orthodontist before the discomfort grows severe. As such, we wanted […]

How to Choose an Orthodontist

When it comes to choosing an orthodontist, many parents don’t know where to start. Researching online and asking friends is a good place to begin, but even then, many parents wonder what specifically they should look for in the process of finding the right orthodontic office. That being said, we wanted to spend some time […]

Why Visit the Orthodontist after Halloween

As Halloween approaches this year, we’re sure all of our younger patients are anxiously waiting to make their rounds and stock up on candy. Of course, it’s always important to refrain from eating candy that could harm your orthodontic appliances. Candy, in general, is already tough on braces, as well as your teeth, so Halloween […]

The Oral Health Hazards of Smoking


Here at Trapnell Orthodontics, we’re dedicated not just to providing the best in orthodontic care, but also in educating our patients on how to maintain sound oral health. As our infographic describes below, smoking can cause a variety of risks for your teeth, mouth, and gums. Take a look at some of the associated risks […]

Halloween Treats you Can Eat With Braces

For those with braces, Halloween can get a little complicated. It’s hard to say no to all that hard-earned candy you collected while trick-or-treating. You know the foods that are best to avoid: hard candy, sticky caramels, and gum, to name a few. But the good news is, even with braces, there’s plenty of Halloween […]

10 Fun Facts About Orthodontics!

Whether you’re wearing braces or you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, there’s a lot of information you ought to know when it comes to straightening your smile. But that information doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Believe it or not, some information about braces can be quite fascinating. And as such, we wanted to spend […]

Caring for Your Retainer

There’s nothing quite like getting your braces off. But it’s important to remember that your work isn’t finished there! Wearing your retainer after treatment is a crucial part of the process after treatment, while your teeth settle into their new alignment. That being said, we wanted to spend some time sharing some tips on how […]