Monday, September 2, 2019

Protect Your Smile #MouthGuardDay

Today is #NationalMouthGuardDay! As everyone has gone back to school and fall sports are about to begin, it is a perfect opportunity to remind our Greenville community the importance of wearing a mouthguard during activities, especially during orthodontic treatment!

Wearing a mouthguard ensures our teeth and overall smile is protected. During the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouthguard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports.

Here are the three types of mouthguards you can wear, especially if you are currently in orthodontic treatment.

  • Custom fitted mouth guards - these are made by your dentist and can be molded to fit your smile perfectly.
  • Stock mouth guards - these types of mouth guards are  performed and may be a bit bulky.
  • Boil and bite mouthguards - are mouth guards that are softened by boiling water and then insert your mouth, to form to the shape of your mouth. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Treatable Orthodontic Problems at TLS Orthodontics


Crowding of the teeth is probably the most common orthodontic problem. Although many factors contribute to dental crowding, this problem typically stems from a discrepancy between the space in each jaw and the size of the teeth.

Crowding can be the cause or result of other problems, such as impacted teeth, retained teeth or teeth that do not naturally fall out. Crossbite of the front or rear teeth can also cause the teeth to become crowded.


Spaces between teeth are another common problem associated with the need for orthodontic care. Like crowding, spacing may be related to a tooth-to-jaw size disharmony. Spacing may occur between the front and the back teeth. Tooth size discrepancies, such as smaller teeth or abnormally shaped teeth, or tongue thrust habits can also create abnormal spacing.

If you are experiencing some problems or want to find more information, give us a call at (662) 332-4902

Monday, July 29, 2019

Back to School in Greenville

Who's ready for another giveaway? We are giving away 2 backpacks filled with school supplies, perfect for back to school!  All you have to do is enter on our Facebook Page:

Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season? This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic treatment. This will ensure your child's treatment is on schedule. Schedule a consultation or an appointment today by calling us at (662) 332-4902

Monday, June 3, 2019

Dr. Skelton’s Birthday Giveaway!

Dr. Skelton is celebrating her birthday in a big way! We’re giving away 4 bikes to 4 different winners. Perfect for summer adventures. It’s all happening on June 10th! Enter on our Facebook page here and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Go Purple for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

Go Purple for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month! May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and we are encouraging all our patients to join us in celebrating awareness by getting purple braces. This easy fun way allows anyone with braces to participate in raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs.

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation more than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide) in the United States. There are 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis diagnosed each year.

“Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.” Learn more by visiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

4 Things to do After Each Visit

Congratulations! Your braces appointment is almost here and your smile is about to undergo a beautiful transformation. You’re now on your way to a healthy beautiful smile.

Wondering what happens after your braces have been applied to your teeth? There are routine steps that we ask you to take prior to leaving our office after each visit. Our goal is to help ensure you experience as minimal discomfort related to irritation from the braces and ensure an optimal response to treatment.

These are great steps to ensure your visit with us, works for you.
1. Using your finger and tongue, check to see that the wire ends do not extend into areas which might poke or abrade the cheek or tongue.

2. Make sure you understand what you are to do until your next appointment. This could include wearing headgear or elastics as instructed, adjusting an expander or following specific hygiene and diet instructions.

3. Make sure you have an adequate supply of dental wax, special cleaning aids, elastic bands, or other related materials you may need between appointments.

4. Always schedule your next appointment before leaving the office. Postponing appointments is a common contributor to overtime treatment.

Located in Greenville, Mississippi, our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best care possible. Your smile, last a lifetime and our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and grow self-esteem in our patients.

Monday, March 25, 2019

2 Ways to Protect Your Enamel

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Located in Greenville, Mississippi, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible and your smile is the best it can be.

Did you know your tooth enamel is the hardest mineral substance in your body? It is stronger than your bones. This hard, outer surface layer of your teeth, protects against tooth decay. It acts as a protection shield against your teeth. Being that it is on the outside of your teeth, it is easy to damage it over the foods we eat and by neglecting care for our mouth. Here are 2 ways you can prevent enamel damage such as decaying or discoloration.

1. Eliminate Acidic Foods: Eating foods that are high in acidic such as berries, sugar, honey, lemon and others can contribute to the decaying of your enamel. A simple step to start is by eliminating sugary fruit jucies and soda from your daily diet intake.

2. Utilize Mouthwash: 
Using mouthwash after eating to wash away food particles or simply for a fresh breath, can help maintain your smile and enamel healthy. Check out our blog on the different types of washmouth below. 

If you have any questions on orthodontic treatment or oral health care routines, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during the following hours through our office phone number or e-mail address.

Protect Your Smile #MouthGuardDay

Today is #NationalMouthGuardDay! As everyone has gone back to school and fall sports are about to begin, it is a perfect opportunity to ...