976 3 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Great Smile

At the practice of James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC, we have the unique opportunity to help patients of all ages and with all types of orthodontic issues make informed decisions and select excellent products when seeking orthodontic treatment.  We are committed to providing solutions to improve your quality of life and help you achieve the best possible smile.  During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will help you determine the most beneficial treatment for your needs and lifestyle.  To schedule your appointment and learn more about orthodontics in Grand Rapids, Michigan, please contact us today at 616-784-4300.

Here are a few of our favorite products and websites where you can get extra information and support about orthodontic appliances:

American Association for Orthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists recognizes the importance of a healthy bite throughout your entire life.  Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment can improve your oral health and function, and give you a beautiful, confidence-boosting smile.  To learn more about orthodontics, and to read up on the latest advances in orthodontic treatment, please visit https://mylifemysmile.org/.


Discovering that your child needs braces can be overwhelming.  Embraceit.com covers all braces bases to guide you in choosing orthodontic treatment for your child from the moment you see the first crooked tooth.  For more information, please visit www.oralb.com/embraceit.

Enamel Protection

Did you know that saliva helps provide essential minerals to strengthen your teeth and protect your tooth enamel?  If you have difficulties in producing saliva, our orthodontist may recommend that you consider MI Paste.  This product restores minerals and helps you produce saliva so that you can enjoy improved oral health.  For more information about MI Paste, visit www.mipaste.com.


The OralB website is a great resource for leaning about products that can improve your oral health and help you maintain good oral hygiene.  We encourage you to visit oralb.com to learn about electric toothbrushes and other products.


Phillips Sonicare offers a variety of electric toothbrushes and is often recommended by dental professionals to help patients improve the effectiveness of their brushing and enjoy better oral health.  To learn more about this product, visit the Sonicare website, http://www.usa.philips.com/.

SPEED Braces

SPEED braces eliminate the need for elastics in your orthodontic treatment by using an energy-storing spring lock component to straighten your teeth.  For more information about this revolutionary treatment, please visit www.speedsystem.com.

Dental Care Education Resource

Crest OralB is committed to helping you learn about oral health conditions, dental procedures, and proper oral hygiene techniques.  There is a vast library of materials available for you, from instructional videos and material specifically for children to customizable handouts in over 20 languages.  We encourage you to visit https://mylifemysmile.org/ for more information.

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