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Dr. Noorani and Dr. Wu Donate $1000 to a Local Non-Profit!!

March 07, 2017

Dr. Noorani and Dr. Wu recently donated $1000 to a Local Non-Profit Organization to support their local community! Congratulations to the D.O. Believe Foundation and Nikki Spagna Stagnoli! Nikki started the D.O. Believe Foundation after losing her 7 year old son to pediatric cancer and has since ...More

The Wedding Experience Bridal Show Feb. 4th & 5th

January 27, 2017

Today, we finished our Facebook drawing for 5 pairs of FREE Bridal Show Tickets to the Wedding Experience Bridal Show at the Baltimore Convention Center on Feb 4th and Feb 5th! Congratulations to all of these beautiful brides-to-be! Dr. Noorani and Dr. Wu will be hosting a booth there to showc ...More

$1000 Donation to a Community Organization

January 09, 2017

Dr. Noorani and Dr. Wu met prior to the New Year and set their 2017 New Year’s Resolution to be more involved in the community. They decided to give back to the community and help build the community with a Facebook Competition where they will post photos about local non-profit organizations. The ...More

Make sure your Orthodontist is Board Certified today!

December 19, 2016

A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. Not all orthodontists are Board Certified. Today, only 33% of o ...More

I have to wear my retainers for how long?!

November 21, 2016

Retainers are for life! This is for two reasons. After Damon braces, traditional braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or any other orthodontic treatment, teeth want to move back to where they started. That's why it is very important to wear your retainers all the time immediately after treat ...More

Making A Great First Impression Without The Goop Or Gag!

April 04, 2016

We’ll Make a Great First Impression The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process fa ...More

How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

July 17, 2015

Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to fit your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. More importantly, th ...More

What if I miss an appointment over the summer?

June 05, 2015

If you are planning on taking a vacation this summer, we ask that you let us know ahead of time so that we may schedule your summer appointments more efficiently. We also encourage patients and their parents to be proactive in determining when they make their summer appointments. If you will be g ...More

Five Fun Ways to Count Down Your Braces Time

January 07, 2015

Braces can straighten your teeth to give you a more attractive smile for life. The process can take 18 months to two years or more, and this amount of time can seem unending when you first get your braces. Counting down your brace time can help the time pass more quickly and build the excitement f ...More

Smile! -- It Is National Orthodontic Health Month

October 01, 2014

Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Cramer and Noorani Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friend ...More

Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!

May 15, 2014

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Cramer and Noorani Orthodontics. Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we have a few reminders to keep your pearly wh ...More

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

January 10, 2014

A popular option for straightening teeth at Cramer and Noorani Orthodontics, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign, which is different from traditional braces, works by applying ...More

Adults Say Healthy, Beautiful Smiles Transform Lives

December 18, 2013

A recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists shows that a majority of adults report improvements in career and personal relationships after orthodontic treatment. Adult orthodontic treatment contributes to significant ,improvements in both professional and personal lives say res ...More

Fluoride and Your Orthodontic Treatment

November 25, 2013

Our team at Cramer and Noorani Orthodontics knows that there are many ways you can protect your pearly whites throughout your orthodontic treatment. If you follow the rules and brush your teeth twice a day, floss often, and protect your appliances from damage, you should have a successful treatment. ...More

Prevent Accidents, But Know What To Do If One Occurs

October 15, 2013

Mouth guards are one of the least expensive pieces of protective gear available. They can help prevent or minimize tooth and jaw injuries. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends mouth guards be worn any time the teeth could come into contact with a ball, a hard object, another player o ...More

Straight Teeth, What should they look like?

September 16, 2013

There is no normal smile because everyone has a different tooth shape, size and bone structure. This is why it is important to assess straight teeth on the basis of 32 adult, healthy, working teeth arranged correctly in the upper and lower jaws. Do you feel that your understanding of the term “ ...More

Orthodontic Emergency Care

August 16, 2013

Although major orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, when they do happen it is important to seek immediate attention. By comparison, a minor orthodontic issue is something you can usually take care of yourself, or wait until your next scheduled appointment for care. Here are some guidelines t ...More

Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Says

August 10, 2013

Sports and energy drinks cause irreversible damage to the teeth of teens and young adults. A study which was published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry states that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they begin destroying teeth after only five days of consistent use. Ac ...More