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By televoxweb on 7/27/2018 8:10 AM

Orthodontic Treatment For Adults In Southern Texas

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At South Texas Orthodontics, our orthodontic team has the amazing opportunity to meet new adult patients every single day! With the advancement of orthodontic technology making treatments more discreet, our staff couldn’t be happier to see more adults than ever before visiting our offices in San Antonio and Schertz for orthodontic consultations. South Texas Orthodontics firmly believes that it’s never too late to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!

By televoxweb on 6/29/2018 7:45 AM

Invisalign is a great option for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are practically invisible, they’re removable, and best of all, and you can eat any foods that you want. However, to get the most out of your experience with Invisalign, you have to take good care of your aligners and make sure you clean them properly. The South Texas Orthodontics team has created a comprehensive list of the biggest do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of and cleaning your Invisalign aligners.

By televoxweb on 5/28/2018 7:44 AM

It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment. But when it comes to your child’s teeth, earlier is better than later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial screening at age seven to determine if early orthodontic treatment is right for your child. In most cases, if orthodontic work is not needed, your child’s orthodontist will simply monitor his or her dental growth patterns until the best time for treatment is determined.

By televoxweb on 4/30/2018 9:14 AM

Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, wisdom teeth often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.

When teeth lack the space to come through, or simply develop in the wrong place of your jaw and become impacted, problems arise. Thus, it becomes necessary to extract them. Never fear. Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively common procedure, performed on some five million patients every year.

By televoxweb on 3/31/2018 9:08 AM
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South Texas Orthodontics is committed to bringing you the latest in orthodontic treatment, technologies, and information. We utilize our blog as a means to help our patients understand vital orthodontic treatment, oral, and dental topics. This month, we would like to highlight a great piece from the American Association of Orthodontists that debunks and explains seven myths about orthodontic treatment. Read the piece in full on our blog below, or view it here on the AAO website:


American Association of Orthodontists – Orthodontic Treatment Article

By televoxweb on 3/16/2018 11:20 AM

Braces can make maintaining thorough oral hygiene difficult. However, there are some best practices and special tools you can use to make your oral hygiene routine easy and efficient!

Brushing Basics

Let's start with the basic brushing tools. Our orthodontists recommend choosing either a soft-bristle brush or a bi-level brush (a toothbrush that has shorter bristles in the middle and longer bristles at the edges). Used carefully, an electric toothbrush can also work. But be sure that the electric brush you select is set to a moderate power level whenever you use it, and be mindful of the vibrations. You don’t want the back of your brush to hit your brackets or braces.

By televoxweb on 2/2/2018 10:42 AM

Thumb and finger sucking habits are a perfectly natural way for babies and toddlers to soothe themselves. However, as a child grows there comes a point when this comforting habit can cause more harm than good.

While it is completely natural for children to engage in thumb sucking during the first few years of life, prolonging the habit could cause social awkwardness and damage to the jaw’s growth pattern.

By televoxweb on 1/1/2018 10:47 AM

When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on. However, while it is certainly important to revel in the freedom of your new smile, equally important is taking the necessary action to retain it. And that comes down to one word — retainers.

By televoxweb on 12/12/2017 9:23 AM

Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite or misaligned jaw growth. In those situations, your trusted orthodontists may recommend the use of special appliances, such as orthodontic headgear. Orthodontic headgear is worn partly outside the mouth and applies just enough force to move the teeth properly and guide the growth of the face and jaws.

By televoxweb on 11/6/2017 4:02 AM

Just because your child won't keep his or her first set of teeth forever, doesn't mean those tiny pearly whites don't need conscientious care. Primary teeth (baby teeth) serve some extremely important functions. As your local San Antonio, Schertz, and Austin, TX orthodontics team, we believe maintaining your child's dental health from an early age will lead to health benefits that last throughout adulthood.

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Primary teeth act as guides for the eruption of permanent teeth (adult teeth). They hold the space where new teeth will erupt as the crowns (tops) of permanent teeth push against the roots of baby teeth, causing them to resorb or melt away. As a result, the adult teeth are able to take their proper place.

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Orthodontic Treatment For Adults
How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners
Early Orthodontic Treatment
Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Seven Myths about Orthodontic Treatment
Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Thumb Sucking & Tongue Thrusting
Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear
Orthodontic Headgear
Early Dental Care
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