You Should Never Attempt to Repair Damaged Braces

Your braces represent a serious investment in correcting minor alignment issues with your teeth. Each of your routine adjustment sessions with Dr. will apply a minute amount of tension to the orthodontic hardware. This will effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring each of your teeth in its socket. Certain sticky and hard foods could pose… Read more »

Getting Your Teeth Straightened Is a Key Step to Optimum Oral Health

Getting your teeth straightened is a key step to optimum oral health. Getting your teeth straightened is an excellent method to use to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your teeth easier, which can greatly… Read more »

Special Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Maintain Good Oral Hygiene with Braces

Your braces are composed of several different elements of orthodontic hardware. These brackets, bands, wires and other components can sometimes create hard-to-clean areas or other oral hygiene issues. If your usual daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing fails to remove bacterial matter, it could allow multiple cavities to form on your teeth. This… Read more »

Caring for a Hawley Retainer

Dr. placed braces to adjust the alignment of your teeth through the course of regular adjustment sessions. Each adjustment applied progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth. Now that your optimal alignment has been achieved, can remove your braces and you can enjoy your new, straight smile. There will still be some… Read more »

Seven & Up Orthodontics

As a parent, you want your children to grow up with a strong and healthy mouth. Your child can get a head start with that if you begin their orthodontic care at a young age. We also recommend bringing your children in for an orthodontic screening by the time they turn 7. Most people associate… Read more »

Accelerate Orthodontics with AcceleDent®

Orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference for the health and beauty of your smile. However, traditional orthodontics usually takes a few years. Luckily, there are quicker options. New techniques called “accelerated orthodontics” have the same goal as traditional orthodontic treatment, but accomplish these goals in a shorter period of time. If you would like… Read more »

How to Take Care of a Broken Bracket

Braces are extremely beneficial for your smile, but they can also be very complicated, especially when you break a bracket. However, there are things you can to do improve the situation and begin treating the problem. Those things are: –Step No. 1: Check the damage. Look to see if the bracket is still attached to… Read more »

How to Choose Between Traditional Braces and Invisalign® Braces

There are a lot of options available to people looking to wear braces. One of the most popular brands of braces on the market is Invisalign®. This popularity is because of the advantages Invisalign offers over traditional braces. It should be noted that some circumstances will require traditional braces. Invisalign trumps traditional braces in the… Read more »

Age Seven is the Perfect Age for Your Child’s First Orthodontic Checkup

If you ask most people what they think of when you mention braces, they will probably respond with a teenager that is afraid to show their smile or covers their teeth when talking or laughing. While that may be the common, pop-culture view of many people, it is not the best one. Even though a… Read more »

Six Leg Fun Run

Exciting news everyone! Six Leg Fun Run is almost here! This fundraiser is set up for Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption Center to help find homes and families for our animal friends. If you don’t have a pet, or would like to add to your family, or just crave a fun afternoon, please come by… Read more »