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Can I Get Traditional Braces on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth?

August 30, 2022

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Don’t like how only one arch of your teeth looks? You’re not alone. Many people wonder if they can get traditional braces on just their top or bottom teeth. While it’s certainly possible, it’s not very common or even recommended. Your orthodontist will want to achieve a comprehensive improvement for your smile, which is why they typically avoid suggesting single-arch treatments. Read on to learn more about this and see what your alternative options are.  

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5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

August 17, 2022

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Many people are hesitant to move forward with orthodontic treatment because they want to avoid the hassle of wearing metal wires and brackets. Well, traditional braces are no longer your only option for a straighter smile. Invisalign in Katy is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to move your teeth into proper alignment! If you’re on a budget, you may be wondering if you can achieve the same results with DIY clear aligner options. Read on to learn a few reasons why you’re better off investing in professional treatment.

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Why Traditional Braces Are Sometimes the Best Option

April 2, 2022

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Woman pointing to her traditional braces.

When it comes to modern orthodontics, there are now many safe and effective methods for correcting crooked teeth and restoring compromised smiles! However, nothing remains quite as tried and true as traditional braces. For generations, these metal brackets and wires have remedied countless smiles while also causing countless embarrassing photos! That said, there’s a reason for this method still being around today; there are still many benefits to traditional braces when compared to some of the newer alternatives. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why traditional braces are still sometimes the best available option.

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Dental Implants Post-Op: 4 Things You Need to Know

March 12, 2022

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Female patient sitting and smiling after receiving implants

When you first talk to your dentist about scheduling dental implant surgery, you’re likely to plenty of questions about the process. In particular, you’ll probably want to know what to expect in the days after the surgery and what you’ll need to do to take care of your mouth while you’re still recovering. Your dentist will go over your post-op instructions before the surgery takes place, but it’s never too early to start preparing. Here are 4 important things that you should definitely know about what to expect after dental implant surgery.

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How Gum Disease Could Impact Your Cardiovascular Health

February 10, 2022

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Heart floating between doctor’s hands for Heart Health Month

While Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it’s worth giving your heart some loving as well, not only your significant other. When you’re done thinking about gifts for the big day, you’ll want to consider the ways in which your at-home oral hygiene could better protect your heart. If you’re wondering how your mouth could have any impact on your cardiovascular health, take a moment to read this post from a dentist celebrating Heart Health Month!

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The Incredible Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants

January 25, 2022

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dentist showing titanium dental implants

Extensive tooth loss can affect more than just your appearance – it can affect your quality of life as well. Fortunately, there are many ways you can replace the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they can improve your appearance while helping you achieve restored overall function. Although different materials are used to craft dental implants, one of the most enduring and important ones is titanium. Read on as we explain why this material is used and the incredible benefits of titanium dental implants.

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Enjoying Your Favorite Holiday Meals with Braces

December 21, 2021

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family eating holiday meal together

The holiday season is officially upon us! It’s a magical time of the year that consists of gift-giving, spending quality time with loved ones, and (of course) eating. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you might not be as excited as others to indulge in all the seasonal meals and treats. Instead, you’re probably more concerned about food getting stuck in your braces and sending you straight to your orthodontist. Luckily, you can prevent that from happening with the following tips for eating holiday meals with braces.

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Do Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?

July 22, 2021

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Airport metal detector

Do you have a trip planned? It is always exciting to leave home for a few days, but many people find the hassle of going through airport security overwhelming. No one wants to be stopped, searched, and delayed on their way to the terminal. You have a plane to catch on the other side of the security checkpoint. People with dental implants may be feeling extra anxious about the experience. You will be going through a metal detector with titanium in your mouth. Will it go off? Continue reading to learn how metal detectors work and why you shouldn’t be wary of traveling with dental implants.

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Dental Implants 101: Everything You Need to Know

June 2, 2021

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Dental implant surrounding by natural teeth

Are you researching ways to replace your missing teeth? If so, you have likely already heard about the growing popularity of dental implants. According to the American Dental Association, more than 5 million implants are placed each year! Why are so many people turning to implant treatment to restore their smiles? The answers are right here in this dental implants 101 blog.

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Why You Should Avoid Mail-In Aligners

January 8, 2021

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An up-close image of a clear dental aligner

Living with a misaligned smile can not only negatively impact your oral health, but it can also lower your self-esteem. While there are many orthodontic solutions currently available (i.e., traditional braces, Invisalign), there are also companies promoting mail-in clear aligners. Although these may seem more cost-effective and convenient, what you may not realize is that they can cause more harm than good. Read on to learn what dangers you can face by choosing to straighten your smile on your own instead of seeking the help of a licensed orthodontist.

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