Category Archive for: Cedar Park Orthodontist

History of Orthodontics

For as long as humans have had teeth, people have sought ways to keep them healthy and make them stronger. “Orthodontics” is derived from the Greek orthos (“correct”, “straight”) and -odont- (“tooth”). According to the American Association of Orthodontists, archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Archaeologists have also discovered…

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Celebrities Who’ve Had Braces

Braces are a lot more common than you think! Tons of famous actors athletes, public figures, and more wore braces as a child or even an adult. Did your favorite celebrity wear braces? Faith Hill – She got braces in her 40s and even wore them to the Grammy’s! Miley Cyrus – She wore braces…

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The Danger of Biting Your Nails

Are you stuck in the habit of biting your nails? It may motivate you to stop when you hear that it can be harmful to your orthodontic work! Here are four dental and general reasons to stop biting your nails: 1. It’s unsanitary: Your nails harbor bacteria and germs, and are almost twice as dirty…

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The Difference Between Dentists and Orthodontists

Are you confused about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist? If you’re new to orthodontic care, it may be difficult to see why you need to have both. How are they similar? The main similarity between a dentist and orthodontist is that they both focus on oral care. An orthodontist can work in…

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Back to School with Braces

School’s back in session, and you’re ready with backpacks, binders, and pencils. While you’re getting your education back on track, you can’t forget your braces! During this transition back to school, it’s important to keep dental hygeine on your to-do list. Braces Care Kit It’s a great idea to take a braces care kit along…

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Invisalign FAQ Part 1

Invisalign is a great alternative to braces that allows patients to get a straighter smile while wearing clear, comfortable and removable aligners. SmileOn patients often have many questions about Invisalign, so here are some answers! HOW DO THE ALIGNERS WORK? Every patient is given a series of custom-made aligners that are perfectly calibrated and fitted…

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Why Is Dental Hygiene Important When You Have Braces?

Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment. While we trust you will continue brushing and flossing on a regular basis throughout your treatment at SmileOn Orthodontics, you also have to mindful of what you eat. While all those sweet, sour, and sticky candies…

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Orthodontics Glossary

You may leave your first orthodontics appointment with your head spinning – bite plates, expanders, brackets, what are all these things!? Here’s a quick guide to common orthodontics techniques and tools. Braces straighten your teeth. Brackets, bands, and wires characterize traditional braces. Braces are attached to the teeth, so they are not easily removable. Spacers…

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How To Clean Your Retainer

Now that you’ve gotten your braces off and have a retainer, you may be wondering how to keep it clean. Retainers get dirty and wear out with use. The natural bacteria in your mouth can cause your retainer to look, taste, and smell bad. The best way to keep it clean is to keep it…

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How To Make Braces Affordable

One of the major concerns many new patients have is the cost of braces. The price can vary greatly based on type and length of treatment, but at SmileOn, we never want finances to stand in the way between you and a gorgeous smile. We offer affordable treatment that fits your budget. After your complimentary…

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