Austin, TX - When you look in the mirror, do you see a smile that is crooked, crowded, or in some other way less than the picture perfect smiles we often see in magazines and on TV? You aren’t alone, but did you know there...

Austin, TX – After the initial excitement of starting orthodontic treatment wears off, you probably can’t wait to have your braces or appliance removed so you can show off your new smile. While patience is key, there are some things you can do to ensure...

Austin, TX - At Pure Smiles Orthodontics, we work hard every day to help our patients meet their smile goals. But we can’t do all the work alone – most of our patients have to do a bit of work on their end, as well. Patient...

Austin, TX - Austin residents looking for exceptional orthodontic care have found it with Dr. Silvana Gonzalez at Pure Smiles Orthodontics. Dr. Gonzalez is committed to ensuring each patient she treats receives the highest level of care that results in the smiles of their dreams. Dr....

Austin, TX - Your orthodontic success depends on a few things. First, your orthodontist - their skill and knowledge, along with the types of treatments and technologies offered, will play a big factor in your treatment and treatment length. Next is you - how your...

Austin, TX - Many people wear braces at some point in their lives, typically in the teen years. And many of these patients may also use elastics during the course of their treatment. But, what is the purpose of these tiny rubber bands? Simply put, elastics...

Austin, TX - A very common question orthodontists are asked is “will wearing braces hurt?” While no orthodontic treatment is without a little bit of discomfort, wearing braces should not be extremely painful. Because orthodontic treatment is moving bones in the mouth, discomfort can be...

Sometimes when athletes get braces, they become worried that their orthodontic situation may get in the way of the sport that they love. Braces may feel different, but with the right protection and caution, you should be able to play your sport like you did...