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Visit our blog regularly for the latest and greatest news on Westrock Orthodontics, including our doctors, services, treatment, and friendly staff.

We Are Temporarily Closed During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our staff and our trusted patients, at the recommendation of the state health department, we are temporarily closing our clinics effective March 23, 2020,&n…
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Women’s History Month
Everyone can think of a female who has impacted their lives in some capacity. Whether it was your mother, an aunt that took you under her wing, a teacher who never gave up on you, a nurse who mended your wounds, a …
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A Wedding-Ready Smile by Invisalign®
Shayne’s Smile Story Now that you have the ring, it’s finally time to start (officially😉) planning your perfect wedding day.  When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone knows the “Big Four” on your v…
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Paying For Treatment
We know it can be scary! Let us help you.  The world of insurance can sometimes be tricky. At Westrock Orthodontics, we want to help you make the most sense of your potential orthodontic benefits. At Westrock …
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Braces FAQs
Can I brush my teeth before my appointment? Yes! If you have a bracket that is loose or broken, we suggest that you continue to brush as normal. We also suggest that you do not brush immediately before getting brac…
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Teeth Cleaning And Care
The American Dental Association recommends the following for good oral hygiene: If you have braces, rinse your mouth out with water first to clear and loose particles out of your teeth or braces.  Brush your t…
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Foods To Avoid With Braces
Sticky Foods: Gum Licorice Sugar daddies Toffee Tootsie rolls Caramels Starburst Laffy taffy Hard Foods: Ice Nuts Hard taco shells French bread crust/rolls Corn on the cob Apples and carrots Bagels Chips Jolly Ranc…
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The Spooky Secrets On Candy This Halloween
We will let you in on a spooky secret….Orthodontists eat candy too! However, not all sugar is created equally. We’ve put together a trick-or-treat list for you on the sweet stuff this Halloween! Treats: Dark chocol…
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Tami’s Smile Story
Our patient, Tami, transformed her smile at Westrock Orthodontics and has the pictures to prove it. See how Tami chose to begin her orthodontic journey in our Q & A blog post. What made you decide to transform …
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Children’s Dental Health Month
When thinking about orthodontics, people tend to think of teens and pre-teens with braces. However, there are many reasons that your children should visit an orthodontist much earlier. The American Association of O…
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Free Consultation on Braces or Invisalign!
Yes, it is that simple. We are offering a free consultation on Braces or Invisalign!* If you’d like to know more about this offer please call 844-976-7846 or schedule your free consultation by filling out the form …
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Hey Fort Smith! We have arrived!
Hey Fort Smith! Dr. Jonathan Rakstang and his team look forward to continuing to treat the community under the Westrock Orthodontics name. We welcome our current patients and new patients to come see what being a p…
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