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Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

No matter which oral hygiene tools you choose to use for your braces, be sure to take plenty of time to brush above and below your brackets. Here are some of the top oral hygiene aids that San Antonio Orthodontics recommends to help your smile stay cavity-free and clean…

Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

No matter which oral hygiene tools you choose to use for your braces, be sure to take plenty of time to brush above and below your brackets. Here are some of the top oral hygiene aids that San Antonio Orthodontics recommends to help your smile stay cavity-free and clean…

Why Orthodontic Screenings Start at Age 7

Why Orthodontic Screenings Start at Age 7

Experts in orthodontics agree that it’s best for every child to be screened by a dentist or orthodontist for early bite concerns by age 7. When caught early, it’s possible to prevent the need for major orthodontic treatment or reconstructive surgery when your child is older.

How Do Clear Aligners Straighten My Teeth?

How Do Clear Aligners Straighten My Teeth?

Considering straightening your teeth? Clear aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces. Translucent aligners are suitable for all ages, including teens, who want a discreet alternative to conventional brackets and wires.

Ortho: Is it Bad That My Child Has Gaps Between Their Teeth? 

Ortho: Is it Bad That My Child Has Gaps Between Their Teeth? 

It’s very common for children to have gaps between their teeth. But is this condition okay, or should you be concerned if it occurs in your child? Let our experts at San Antonio Orthodontics help!

Best Braces-Safe Holiday Treats

Best Braces-Safe Holiday Treats

You don’t have to miss out on sweet treats this holiday season because of your braces! Check out these ideas for braces-friendly holiday treats. Call us today to learn more about braces in San Antonio!

Don’t Let Your Annual FSA Benefits Expire

Don’t Let Your Annual FSA Benefits Expire

Does your child need orthodontic care? Perhaps you’ve thought about seeing our San Antonio orthodontist to straighten your own smile. Have you ever considered taking advantage of your FSA benefits to help pay for orthodontic treatment? With the end of the year creeping up on us, now is the time to use your remaining FSA benefits before anything expires.

Don’t Let Your Annual FSA Benefits Expire

Don’t Let Your Annual FSA Benefits Expire

Does your child need orthodontic care? Perhaps you’ve thought about seeing our San Antonio orthodontist to straighten your own smile. Have you ever considered taking advantage of your FSA benefits to help pay for orthodontic treatment? With the end of the year creeping up on us, now is the time to use your remaining FSA benefits before anything expires.

How to Use a Water Flosser

How to Use a Water Flosser

A water flosser comes highly recommended by our San Antonio orthodontist because it’s a great alternative to flossing. Water flossers are very efficient at removing plaque and improving gum health, especially in hard-to-reach places like around braces.

What’s the Difference Between Braces and Aligners?

What’s the Difference Between Braces and Aligners?

Both braces and clear aligners are orthodontic treatments available in San Antonio to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. But the similarities stop there because braces and aligners couldn’t be any more different from each other.

What it’s Like to Wear Clear Aligners

What it’s Like to Wear Clear Aligners

Are you considering getting clear aligners as a substitute for traditional braces? Here are some of the biggest perks and tips you’ll want to keep in mind.

When to Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation

When to Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation

When is the best time to finally visit your orthodontist for a consultation for yourself or your child? Find out here.

Gum Disease Linked to Co-Existing Medical Concerns

Gum Disease Linked to Co-Existing Medical Concerns

Periodontal disease — or gum disease — is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Learn more about this topic here.

Which Type of Braces is Best for Me?

Which Type of Braces is Best for Me?

Although we offer a variety of types of braces, it can be helpful to understand the other options out there. When you’re more familiar with the different designs, it can help you feel more confident about selecting the best one for you or your child. 

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer After Braces.

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer After Braces.

Not wearing your retainer after either traditional metal braces or Invisalign is a mistake that will cost you a lot of time and money. It’s understandable that you might be put off by the idea of once again constraining your teeth after wearing braces or Invisalign for so long, but it’s the only way to ensure that new beautiful and straight smile.

What to Know Before Starting Invisalign

What to Know Before Starting Invisalign

Invisalign is an amazing alternative for adults or teens who want to achieve a straighter smile but in a more discrete fashion than traditional braces. Your orthodontist will tell you that while there are a ton of benefits, Invisalign may not be right for you or your child. Keep reading to learn more.