Invisalign® Can Help Both Adults & Teens

Are your teeth crooked or crowded? Do you wish you had a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile? Ask Dr. Burgess and Dr. Henry how Invisalign® in Austin, TX can benefit your smile. Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently and discreetly straighten your smile over time. This system is a great choice for teens and adults… Read more »

How to Brush and Floss Your Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Drs. Burgess and Henry may recommend braces in Austin. Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. Braces and other orthodontic appliances can attract plaque and food,… Read more »

Many Adults with Alignment and Overcrowding Issues Can Benefit from Braces

For many years, braces have been thought of as an effective yet socially awkward method for improving a teenager’s smile. Today, more and more adults are starting to use braces to improve alignment and overcrowding issues with their own teeth. As the years go by, the natural processes of aging can alter the orientation and… Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Is Often Called for After Braces Have Been Removed

Having your braces removed can be relieving. Especially now that you get to see your new winning smile without metal brackets and wires in the way. At the same time, you need to understand that there is still a little bit of tension lingering in your periodontal ligaments. If it’s not addressed by wearing a… Read more »

Deciding if Braces Are Called for to Correct Your Child’s Teeth

The process of growing up comes with many physical changes to your son or daughter’s body. One of the most significant rites of passage involves shedding their 20 baby to make room in their growing jaw for the set of 32 permanent teeth. These permanent teeth will need to serve your child for the rest… Read more »

Being Fitted for Invisalign

Traditional metal braces and brackets are slowly becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the popularity of Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners. This orthodontic treatment option is especially popular among adults working in the professional world who need straight teeth but are self-conscious about wearing ostentatious braces. If you’re thinking about undergoing Invisalign treatment, this… Read more »

Tools to Maintain New Braces

Your new set of braces installed by Dr. Amber Burgess are a serious investment in realigning your son or daughter’s teeth for a more appealing smile and a healthy mouth. Encouraging them to be diligent about cleaning their teeth and braces will reduce the chances that they will suffer complications from gum disease and cavities…. Read more »

Taking Care of Your Ceramic Coated Braces

For all intents and purposes your new ceramic braces are exactly the same as traditional wire and bracket braces. The one key distinction is that the majority of the hardware has been coated with a porcelain-ceramic material, shaded to closely match to your natural tooth enamel. The first step in maintaining your ceramic coated braces… Read more »

What Makes Braces Function

Malocclusion, or crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, is a common issue. Many people’s teeth come in crooked, overlapping, or crooked. This may occur when a person’s mouth it too small for their teeth to fit properly, which causes crowding. Other times, a person may have upper and lower jaws that aren’t the same size… Read more »

The Three Retainer Options

Now that Ortho 360 has successfully adjusted and realigned your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile, the time has come to have your braces removed. However, it’s important to keep in mind that adjusting your teeth with braces was just the first phase of the realignment process. Once your braces are removed… Read more »