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Winter Activities for Kids in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee

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As a Johnson City orthodontist, Dr. Sturgill and his team chat with a lot of families, so we tend to get the scoop on all of the fun stuff to do in the area. We know with winter underway, it can be hard to keep the kids entertained, especially on days when the weather isn’t great. Well, Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics is here to help. We’ve rounded up some of the best winter activities for kids in the Tri-Cities. Without further ado, here’s our guide to what to do with kids in Johnson City and the surrounding area. Read More

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Youth Volunteer Opportunities in Johnson City, TN and the Surrounding Area

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At Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics giving back to the community is so important to us. Dr. Sturgill feels privileged to be a Johnson City, TN orthodontist. Sponsoring community and school programs and events, as well as donating orthodontic care through Smiles Change Lives are small ways he and the team can show their gratitude. We’re not the only ones who embrace the spirit of giving back either. A lot of our awesome patients are dedicated to making a difference too. We absolutely love that because volunteering is an excellent way to teach kids and teens the importance of helping those in need. Now that the holiday season is underway and many of us are reflecting on all of the things we’re thankful for, it’s the perfect time to start or continue those volunteer efforts. To help, we’re sharing some youth volunteer opportunities in Johnson City, TN and the surrounding area. Read More

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What are My Sleep Apnea Treatment Options?

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be potentially serious and because it makes getting a good night’s rest virtually impossible, it can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly more common and as many 80% of people with the disorder are never diagnosed. When untreated, sleep apnea has been tied to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, cardiovascular issues, including heart failure, and traffic accidents. That’s why if you suspect you have sleep apnea, it’s important to seek help. An orthodontist is actually a great person to turn to and we offer several sleep apnea treatment options at Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics.       Read More

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Match Your Braces Color to Your Personality

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At Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics, many of our Johnson City, TN braces patients love choosing elastics colors that show off their style. It’s an opportunity to customize your hardware and make a statement while you straighten your teeth. Now that school is back in session, why not start the school year off right with a colorful smile? As for what braces colors to wear, consider the psychology of color, which is the study of how we perceive colors and how different hues affect our mood, emotions and behavior. We’re tapping into these theories in this guide to picking a braces color to match your personality. Take a look at the meaning behind some popular colors:
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12 Lifestyle Bloggers from Tennessee You Need to Follow

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What’s not to love about Tennessee? There’s delicious food, Southern charm, gorgeous scenery and amazing music. At Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics, we don’t just offer braces and Invisalign in Johnson City, TN, Dr. Sturgill and our team members all live in the Tri-Cities area too. So, as far as our favorite blogs, we’re partial to lifestyle bloggers from Tennessee who make the most out of all the cool stuff to do in our state. If you’re looking for some new blogs to bookmark or Instagram accounts to be inspired by, be sure to check out our favorites. Read More

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10 Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities in Johnson City, TN and the Surrounding Area

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Getting fresh air and exercise isn’t just good for your health, it’s also a fun way to spend time with your family. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of exciting Tennessee outdoor activities. In fact, aside from giving patients fantastic smiles with braces and Invisalign in Johnson City, TN and Norton, VA, Dr. Sturgill’s favorite pastime is taking advantage of all of the recreational opportunities the area has to offer. On weekends, you can usually find him hiking, horseback riding or camping with his wife. With the warm weather in full swing, now’s the time to get out there and explore.

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Tennessee Tri-Cities Mom Blogs and Meetups

The Best Tennessee Tri-Cities Mom Blogs and Meetups

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As a Johnson City, TN orthodontist, Dr. Sturgill meets a lot of moms who are either accompanying their kids at appointments or receiving treatment themselves. That’s not to mention the Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics team members who are parents too. As such, we hear about some really great Tennessee Tri-Cities mom blogs and meetups and we’re sharing. Here’s our guide to blogs and groups for Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport moms.
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Braces-Friendly Food in Johnson City, TN

Braces-Friendly Food in Johnson City, TN

By | Community, Orthodontics

Dr. Sturgill is an avid traveler and he’s been to some far flung destinations on mission trips. Yet, in all of his adventures, he hasn’t found a place quite like Johnson City. The amazing community, his awesome Tri-Cities braces and Invisalign patients, his family and friends and the mountain views are major contributing factors to his deep connection with the area. Another factor? The food! Thankfully, if you’re also a big fan of the culinary scene, there’s no reason for you to miss out just because you’re undergoing a smile makeover. Of course, there are a few things that will have to wait until your hardware comes off (we’re looking at you, Starburst) but, otherwise, most of your favorite treats are still fair game. We’ll cover what foods are safe to eat with braces and then give you recommendations for some of the best Johnson City, TN restaurants perfect for anyone in orthodontic treatment.

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Storie & Sturgill Orthodontics Receives “Best of Virginia” Award

Storie & Sturgill Orthodontics Receives “Best of Virginia” Award

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Storie & Sturgill Orthodontics is thrilled to announce we’ve been named one of the best orthodontic practices in Southwest Virginia in the “Best of Virginia 2017” issue of Virginia Living Magazine. As orthodontists with offices in Johnson City, TN and Norton, VA, we’re passionate about helping patients in the Tri-Cities achieve beautiful, healthy smiles and we’re honored to be recognized for our grin-perfecting efforts!

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The 10 Best FREE Summer Activities for Kids in Johnson City, TN

The 10 Best FREE (that’s right!) Summer Activities for Kids in Johnson City, TN

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As a Johnson City, TN orthodontist, Dr. Sturgill gets the scoop on all of the fun kids’ activities in the area. We know how excited our patients are about the end of the school year but for their parents, keeping them entertained for several months without spending a small fortune can be a challenge. Well, Storie & Sturgill Orthodontics is here to help! Here’s our guide to the best free summer activities for kids in Johnson City.

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