Category Archive for: Orthodontist near Austin

True or False Quiz: Plaque

Today on the blog is a fun new feature – a True or False Quiz! Our topic of the day is plaque. What do you know about plaque? Test yourself with this quiz: True or False: Plaque is also referred to as biofilm True or False: Plaque is the leading cause of problems like tooth decay and…

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How to Whiten Teeth with Braces

One complaint we often get from patients is that their teeth get more stained when they have braces. You also can’t throw on a whitening strip when you have braces! While many patients wait until they are done with treatment and get them professionally whitened after the braces come off, some can’t wait. Try these…

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Water Flossers – What they are and how to use them

Water flossers are a type of electric “flosser” that shoots a stream of water to clean between your teeth. And they are very popular for orthodontia patients, because they are easier than regular floss. While that may be the case, it should not be a full substitution for regular flossing. The water cannot get between…

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Orthodontic Emergency While On Vacation

It’s the worst case scenario. You’re on vacation for spring break or just a getaway, and something goes wrong with your braces. A bracket falls out, wires pop out, or something breaks. Don’t panic! There are ways to get you through the rest of your trip before you can come visit us. Bring an emergency…

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Picking The Right Retainer

You might think that once you g et your braces off, you’re done with orthodontics forever. But wearing a retainer for a period of time following removal of your braces is essential to keeping your new smile beautiful and healthy. The staff here at SmileOn will prepare an individualized treatment plan for you and your…

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How To Relieve Sore Teeth

If you recently got your braces on or got them tightened, you’re likely dealing with sore teeth. This tightening is a necessary part of the teeth-straightening process, but it can be a nuisance. Luckily there are a few ways to deal with the soreness until it goes away on its own! Oral anesthetic An oral…

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Types of Braces

You don’t have to be a metal mouth anymore! Braces today are a far cry from what they looked like 30 years ago. Today, there are many types of braces, of different levels of visibility depending on your preference. Traditional metal braces – These are made of stainless steel brackets and wires, with dozens of…

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What is the Best Time To Get Braces?

A common question for orthodontists is patients wondering when the best time is to get braces. Every patient is different, so there is no easy answer to this question. An ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are…

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Invisalign for adults | Cedar Park TX Smileon Orthodontics

Benefits of Invisalign For Adults

If you are insecure about your smile or worry about oral hygiene with crooked teeth, but you don’t want traditional braces, Invisalign is for you! Invisalign for adults is an increasingly common solution for those who want a straighter smile in a more subtle way. There is of course nothing wrong with getting traditional braces…

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Foods That Improve Your Oral Health

In this blog, we spend a lot of time talking about the foods you shouldn’t eat with braces. But what about the foods we encourage you to eat? There are a lot of tasty foods that help improve your oral health, making your smile brighter and stronger long after you get your braces removed. Some…

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