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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.


6 Tips for Enjoying the Holidays with Braces

December 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 7:31 pm

There are plenty of tempting treats to enjoy during the holiday season, but if you’re wearing braces, you’ll need to be careful so that the festivities are interrupted by an orthodontic emergency. Your dentist in Cleburne has 6 tips that will help you look after your braces throughout the holidays; keep them in mind if you want to stay on track towards creating a straighter smile.


Find Out What You Should Do If You Lose or Break Your Retainer

September 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 1:19 pm

a person holding retainersTeeth are like elephants in that they never forget. Once you finish with braces, no matter the type, you’ll need something to keep your teeth from moving back into their original position. You certainly don’t want to have spent all that money for nothing, right? This is when a retainer becomes extremely important. This small oral device is crucial to ensuring your new smile stays in place, but what happens if you accidentally break or lose it? Let an orthodontist in Cleburne explain.


Your Orthodontist Explains Why Your Child Should Always Wear a Mouthguard

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hartorthosmiles @ 5:11 pm

Kids playing football with mouthguards You make sure your child wears their seat belt during every car trip and their helmet every bike ride, but are they wearing a mouthguard when they play sports? While your child may not want to wear it now, they’ll thank you later. Mouthguards are one of the least expensive types of sports gear but can save you thousands of dollars — and prevent your child from getting hurt. In this post, your orthodontist in Cleburne explains the ins and outs of mouthguards.


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