Teeth 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.
Hart Orthodontics Blog
September 2, 2019
August 30, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
Do you have a little one at home with crooked teeth? Misaligned teeth can not only affect their appearance, but it can have an impact on their oral health and even influence the way that they speak. Thankfully, braces can help prevent problems like decay, gum disease, and more. Needless to say, orthodontics are important, but when is the most convenient time for your son or daughter to receive braces? Keep reading to learn why the answer is summer from an expert orthodontist.
June 25, 2019
At Hart Orthodontics, we love helping people of all ages achieve healthy smiles, and we’re honored that so many of our patients think of us as the best orthodontist in Cleburne! But we’re just as proud that Dr. Hart is not only regarded as a great orthodontist, but also a great person overall. In fact, the Cleburne Rotary Club recently chose Dr. Hart for their Service Above Self Award to recognize his volunteer work, both locally and in other countries. Keep reading below to learn more about it!
April 10, 2019
As an orthodontist and dentist in Cleburne, we’ve been proud to serve our community for the last 40 years by providing orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. And this past March, we were thrilled to participate in not just one, but two fantastic events that raised funds for Gerard Elementary School and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County. Keep reading below to see pictures of the great time had by all at these events and learn about the many other organizations we support!
March 20, 2019
Orthodontic treatment is a lifelong commitment for most people. At first, you have to be diligent about caring for your braces or aligners while your teeth gradually move into their new positions. Later on, you have to maintain your new smile by regularly wearing a retainer. But what if you misplace or accidentally break your retainer? No problem! With the Retainers for Life program from your orthodontist in Cleburne, you can get replacements anytime for a low cost.
February 13, 2019
Invisalign has a reputation for being a discreet and effective way to straighten teeth. Indeed, it is a remarkable treatment. However, did you know that there are alternatives to Invisalign that might be even better? At Hart Orthodontics, we are proud to offer several clear braces options, including ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and our own In-House Aligners. Let’s take a moment to compare our in-house treatment with the more commercial brands. We think you’ll be surprised by what you learn!
November 23, 2018
Traditional braces consist primarily of brackets, bands, spacers and wires, and they all play integral roles in properly aligning your teeth. But what happens when one of those components is broken? Depending on the situation, you may have an orthodontic emergency, and as you read on, your emergency orthodontist explains how you should respond so your appliances can be restored to a working condition.
October 11, 2018
When many people think of braces, they think of preteens and teenagers who have a colorful display of brackets and wires in their mouth. It’s rare to see someone in their 20s, 30s, or older who is undergoing orthodontic treatment. But does that mean you shouldn’t get adult braces or that they aren’t really necessary? Let’s talk about how even grown-ups can benefit from getting their teeth straightened.
September 3, 2018
Sports are great for kids! They can get young people off the couch and onto the field, help them make lifelong friends, and teach valuable lessons about teamwork and dedication. Of course, the benefits of sports don’t mitigate the risks; there is always the chance that an injury will occur, which is why we want to do our part in protecting young athletes. We offer free and discounted mouthguards in Cleburne to the local school district’s middle- and high-school sports players.