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Must-Know Tips for Preventing Mouth Sores with Braces

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 8:30 pm
Closeup of girl with braces smiling

Overlapping, gapped, and misaligned teeth are just a few of the many orthodontic issues that braces can address head-on. In fact, the traditional metal brackets and wires can fix everything from a minor gap to severely rotated teeth. There is, however, one drawback: mouth sores. Fortunately, this is largely avoidable with the right best practices in place. With this in mind, keep reading for four tips for preventing mouth sores with braces.


3 Signs That Your Kid May Need Braces

May 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 2:59 pm
child with braces

Your child is growing up so fast. It seems like they just got their baby teeth in yesterday and now the Tooth Fairy is visiting your home! As a responsible parent, you think about your child’s future and want to do everything you can to make sure they get what they need. When their permanent teeth start coming in, you wonder whether they will need braces. How can you know whether you need to see an orthodontist or not? Read on to learn about the signs indicating the need for braces for children!


5 Instruments to Use When Cleaning Your Braces On the Go

April 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 7:13 pm
a young female showing off her beautiful smile while wearing metal braces

Whether you’re at home or on the go, keeping your teeth and metal braces in tip-top shape is necessary. Inevitably, you will find yourself in a situation that requires the removal of food from between your brackets and wires, so if you want to better prepare yourself for these potential predicaments, an orthodontist shares 5 dental instruments that you should keep nearby to effectively clean your appliances and maintain optimal oral health throughout treatment.


3 Reasons to Celebrate Orthodontic Assistants this Week

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 6:58 pm
Orthodontic assistant

When you go to the orthodontist, you probably don’t think about all of the work that your orthodontic assistant puts in to make the appointment run as smoothly as possible. They do a lot more in the office than you probably even expected. The first week of March is Dental Assistance Recognition Week, so there is no better time to think of all of the reasons why your orthodontic assistant deserves your appreciation. Here are a few of the important responsibilities that they have on a daily basis.


Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with New Dental Products!

February 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 5:38 pm
Girl with braces smiles during National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that February is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month? As such, there’s no better time to stop and appreciate your little one’s precious smile. It’s important that you give your child the right tools to keep their oral health on track as they grow, especially if they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Not only will the right products make their oral hygiene habits more effective, but they can even make daily dental care fun! Here are some fun new products to try this February to keep your little one’s smile happy and healthy.


Wondering What It Feels Like to Get Braces? Read This!

January 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 5:27 pm
Dentist examining patient's braces during appointment

For decades, both metal braces and clear aligners have helped patients leave crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth in the past. However, if it has been years since you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment or this is your first time, you may be wondering what it feels like to get braces. To help ease your concerns, keep reading for what to expect from your first appointment to your final visit!


Can I Play Musical Instruments With Braces?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 5:46 pm
Closeup of child playing trumpet

Braces truly are incredible. With the use of metal wires and brackets or clear aligners, they can gradually shift your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position, leaving gapped, crooked, and crowded teeth in the past. But what if you play a wind instrument? Will your orthodontic treatment hinder your ability to play? Fortunately, the answer is no. Read on for four tips for mastering musical instruments with braces.


COVID-19: What Should You Do?

March 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 8:20 pm
Older man with glasses thinking

The spread of COVID-19 has made it a very uncertain time. There’s a lot of information out there with seemingly an endless amount of suggestions. That’s why your orthodontist has included some information about the warning signs of COVID-19 as well as what you can do to help prevent it. Plus, you can see how you should handle an orthodontic emergency during quarantine. Read to learn more!


How to Show Your Smile Some Love This Valentine’s Day

February 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 9:24 am
Smiling woman in dress holding large red heart

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air! While many couples are planning romantic dates, it is important to take the time to practice self-care and show your smile some love as well. Taking care of your teeth and gums will not only benefit your oral health, but it could boost your love life too! Indeed, in a poll of 5,000 men and women conducted by online dating service, a beautiful smile was ranked the number one most attractive quality. Need some help getting started? Here are some tips from a dentist on how to treat your smile with love this Valentine’s Day.


Is There an Age Limit for Braces?

January 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 4:45 pm
a mouth mold wearing metal braces and dental tools nearby

As a working professional who may prefer to keep your age under wraps, you’ve discovered that your mind, body, and smile have changed a bit over the years. While in high school, you had no problem donning traditional metal braces, but now that you’re…older, you are noticing your bite seems off. Is it too late to think about orthodontic treatment? Are you too old? To help you answer these questions, let an orthodontist in Cleburne share ways you can achieve the smile you want and deserve no matter how long it has been since high school.

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