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...

After using braces to straighten teeth, orthodontists often recommend wearing a retainer. Here are a few things you need to know if your dentist recommends you wear a retainer....

Palatal expanders are used to help treat various bite problems in children and adults alike. Find out more about the different types available and how effective they are....