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DIY Can Be Fun - But Not When It's Braces

Teen With Braces | Round Rock

You may have noticed an intriguing trend gaining in popularity, especially among teens – do-it-yourself braces. This can include mail order aligners and home remedy style options. These orthodontic experiments are terrifying for dentists because they understand the serious repercussions of what can happen when you try moving your teeth without the supervision of a qualified dentist or orthodontist.

  • Gum infections – Using paperclips, rubber bands, or any household item to move your teeth can cause a foreign object to lodge itself in the gums and cause a serious infection that leads to gum disease and bone loss.
  • Damaged roots – A teen on YouTube demonstrates closing the gap between her two ...

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Getting Braces When You're All Grown Up

Braces | orthodontics | round rock tx dentist

Braces are for kids and teens, right?

It is never too late to have a straight, healthy smile. Many adult patients come to us wanting to improve the way they look and are surprised to learn about the many health benefits of properly aligned teeth. Here are some of the challenges that patients with crooked or overlapping teeth can experience.

Difficult Home Hygiene

When teeth overlap or are too crowded, slipping the dental floss between them can feel like a wrestling match. The floss might shred or get stuck between teeth, discouraging people from flossing and then leading to more oral conditions.

When teeth are too far apart, food particles can collect between teeth ...

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Six Month Smiles or Invisalign: Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?

Six Month Smiles Round Rock TX

Are you unhappy with the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth? Maybe you have considered orthodontics but aren’t sure which type is right for you. The one thing you do know for sure is that you don’t want to have to spend years in treatment.

At our Round Rock dental office, we take the stress out of orthodontics treatment. Both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are convenient options, but they each have their own benefits. Simply tell us what you want and we will provide you with the information you need to make the right choice.

Invisalign or Six Month Smiles – What You Should Know

Some things to keep in mind ...

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Considering Orthodontics as an Adult

Adult Orthodontics in Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

If you've lived with crooked teeth, it's always on your mind when you speak in front of others, or when you shake hands with that new client. You may feel self-conscious about your smile, which diminishes your confidence. Adult orthodontics in Round Rock, TX may just be the solution you've been looking for.

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Did you know that when your teeth overlap it also affects your oral health? Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean when you brush and floss, which puts you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth are also more likely to become chipped or fractured when they overlap. A ...

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Six Months To A Straighter Smile!

Six Month Smiles and Invisalign by Old Settlers Dental in Round Rock TX

The idea of braces can be terrifying to people for a number of reasons. They're costly, can take up to several years to work, and can often be painful and unsightly. Luckily, Old Settlers Dental offers Six Month Smiles, a revolutionary dental solution to minimize cost, time, and pain.

How Does it Work?

Rather than re-aligning the entire mouth, Six Month Smiles focuses only on the area exposed when patients smile. This allows us to bring the treatment to you at a much lower cost, and with an average treatment time of only six months! The Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® technology features clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to ...

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