What is an Orthodontist?

There are three steps in an orthodontist’s education: college, dental school, and orthodontic residency program. It takes approximately 10 or more years of education after high school to become an orthodontist. After completing college requirements, the prospective orthodontist attends dental school. Upon graduation, he or she must be accepted as a student in an accredited Read More

Behind the Scenes at Franklin Square Orthodontics Part 1

One thing that makes Franklin Square Orthodontics unique is that we have our own orthodontic lab onsite. Most orthodontic practices send impressions to other  labs to create retainers, and other orthodontic appliances. The benefit of having our own lab is that we have a faster turn around time to make retainers and we have the Read More

Mrs. Meharg Talks About The 2011 FSO Calendar

It’s the end of the year and that means it’s time for our annual calendar which is put together by Mrs. Meharg. She has agreed to do this blog and give everyone a little history of the Franklin Square Orthodontics calendar. We started thinking about creating our own calendar in 2002 after seeing one done Read More

Syracuse Orthodontist Dr. Meharg on Halloween with Braces

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, a time when members of the American Association of Orthodontists provide the public with information about Orthodontics. This is very timely because October is one of the busiest months for orthodontists primarily because patients indulge themselves in treats that they should not be eating with braces. Hard, sticky, chewy candies can damage braces and Read More

Syracuse Orthodontist Dr. Meharg – Is Invisalign For You?

Performance psychologist and author Jim Loehr once said, “With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.” With this in mind one of the best ways to show confidence is through your smile. Many people want to improve their smiles but worry about the cosmetic look Read More

Syracuse Orthodontist Michael Meharg Starts Dental Blog

Have you ever wondered what actually happens behind the scenes at Franklin Square Orthodontics? This is your chance! Here you will find exciting news about the practice, new treatments being offered at FSO, upcoming events, contests, braces friendly recipes, and general information about what is actually going on in your mouth during orthodontic treatment. History Read More