3520 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177

459 W. Call St.
Starke, FL 32091

Chapman Orthodontics Palatka, FL 32177
386-328-8351

Chapman Orthodontics Starke, FL 32091
386-328-8351

Educational Articles

Common Problems

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper

Oral Hygiene

Interdental Toothbrush A Proxabrush is an interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush that you may use to clean underneath and around your wires and braces.

Palatal Expander

The palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The

Life with Braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s important for you to know how to properly take care

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when

Orthodontic FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics What is orthodontics? Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the

Brushing and Flossing

When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout

Emergency Info

Emergency Info What to Do in Case of Emergency Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your

Parts of Braces

Parts of Braces archwire A wire engaged in orthodontic attachments, affixed to the crowns of two or more teeth and capable of causing or

Types of Braces

Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, Americans and residents of are privy to a bevy

Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s

What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is

Type of Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating

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