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Quick and Easy Smoothie and Dinner Recipes

While there are quite a few foods that we strongly suggest are not consumed while wearing braces, such as raw vegetables, popcorn, nuts, corn on the cob, pretzels, sticky or hard candy, there are also a lot of foods that you can easily enjoy that are softer and easier to enjoy. We have added a…

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Does My Child Really Need Braces?

It can be confusing to a parent when it comes to deciding if your child really needs braces. It is a big investment financially and you want to make sure it is done correctly. Leaving your child’s teeth unchecked can result in bigger oral health problems as they get older. It is important to have…

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Orthodontist Near Cedar Park

Myth or Fact? Our Answers To 5 Myths About Braces

From time to time we are asked questions about things people have heard or read online regarding braces. We want to set the record straight and give you some honest answers to these common myths. Myth #1: All I can eat is soft, mushy food. Answer: Not at all. For the first few days after…

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Teeth 101

You know you’re supposed to brush them. You know you’re supposed to floss them. But what do you actually know about your teeth? Here’s a quick guide to learn more about those pearly whites: These are the parts of your teeth: • Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate,…

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Braces FAQ – How Long Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

We answer your more common braces questions. If you have a question you need answered, let us know! Congrats, you got your braces off! This is an exciting day certainly, but your journey with orthodontia is not over yet! The last thing you want is to have to get braces or Invisalign a few years…

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What to Expect with Invisalign

Increasingly, we have adult patients coming to our office looking to straighten their smile. Maybe they had braces as children, but didn’t wear their retainers. Or, their teeth have just shifted over time. Or some people never went through orthodontia procedures, and are now ready to get a smile they’re proud of. Invisalign is a…

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Do NOT Try At-Home Braces

There has been a scary recent trend – especially among teenagers – of DIY braces. People are fashioning their own braces from rubber bands, fishing wire, and other odds and ends. We do not recommend this. First, whatever materials they might be using are likely filled with bacteria, and could cause infections in your mouth.…

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Spring Cleaning Your Braces

Spring is a time for cleaning! You’ve probably tackled your home, your car, or your work. But what about your teeth? Proper dental hygiene is extremely important while you have braces, though we can recognize its difficult. Make sure you’re taking care of your teeth so your smile will be perfect once the braces are…

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Braces Through The Years

Braces have been around for hundreds of years- people have always wanted straighter teeth! Here are a few ways people tried dental care in the past. Ancient Orthodontics Archaeologists have found Egyptian mummies with crude metal bands around the teeth – which are believed to be the first version of braces. Ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and…

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Wisdom Teeth & Braces

Are you worried about getting your wisdom teeth removed while you have braces? Or are you unsure if your wisdom teeth could potentially affect all the hard work you put into your orthodontia already? We have all the info to answer your questions. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nine out of…

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