Recent News

May is Teen Self-Esteem Month!

Being a teen is rough, and the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new set of challenges.  In any time, teens are worried about getting good grades, making friends, fitting in, and trying to find their niche in which they can excel.  With all these external pressures, self-confidence can make all the difference.  May is National […]

We’ve Missed You!!

At Christenson Family Orthodontics, we’ve been happy to do our part to help “flatten the curve” of the Coronavirus pandemic here in Chesapeake.  Now that the governor has given us the “OK” to open, we are excited to see all you’re smiling faces again! As we re-open on May 4, we will be implementing several […]

Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home

Due to COVID-19, Christenson Family Orthodontics is postponing any non-emergent appointments and you may be wondering how to handle potential orthodontic issues at home. While there are steps you can take to temporarily fix or alleviate discomfort and prevent additional damage, please call the office and let us know what’s going on! Contact us if […]

What does the office closure mean for your treatment?

Given the outbreak of COVID-19, Christenson Family Orthodontics has made the difficult, but important, decision to postpone any non-emergent appointments. You can be assured that this decision was not made lightly but was made to protect patients, staff and families. Given the closure, you may have a few questions. Will this delay my treatment? We […]

Coronavirus Update – Updated (4/27/2020)

Dear Families of Christenson Family Orthodontics, The health and well-being of our patients, team, and families are of upmost concern in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, in accordance with the Executive Order from the Governor of Virginia and recommendations from the American Association of Orthodontics and the Virginia Dental Association, Christenson Family Orthodontics […]

Let’s talk retainers

You may be wondering if you really need to wear retainers after you get your braces off.  The short answer is – YES!! The longer answer… there was a time that orthodontists thought that if they could just put teeth in the exact right position, they would stay there forever.  However, long term studies completed […]

New Office Hours

We’re excited to start new office hours on Fridays starting in January 2020. On Fridays we will be open from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm. We know that most parents (and some kids) don’t like missing school, and many of those same kids have after-school activities. Starting in January, you will be able to come […]