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Tips for Taking Care of Your Braces This Holiday Season

November 7th, 2017

Tips for Taking Care of Your Orthodontics Braces This Holiday Season in Frisco

The holidays are coming up, and there will be lost of great food to enjoy. However, if you currently have braces, then you will still need to take good care of them in order to avoid prolonging your orthodontic treatment.

Before the holidays start, the first thing you should do is set up an appointment with to have your braces checked. If you cannot do this, then be sure you have enough elastic bands and wax to last until your next visit.

What You Should Avoid

While you have braces, one of the most important foods to avoid is popcorn. Popcorn kernels are notorious for getting stuck in wires and brackets, and it can be extremely difficult to get them out. In addition to getting stuck in your braces, popcorn kernels can also cause pain, or even bleeding, in your gums.

Sweets like cookies and candy are a big part of the holidays. However, if you develop a layer of excess sugar on your teeth, then it can potentially cause decay. Don’t forget to brush your teeth after you eat your holiday sweets.

Taking Care of Your Braces

Flossing: Be sure to floss your teeth multiple times a day. It is important to floss between each tooth, even if it may not be easy to reach. If you have difficulty flossing between the brackets, then floss threaders can make it much easier.

Water Pik: If flossing causes pain or bleeding in your gums, then you may want to try a Water Pik. A Water Pik is an oral irrigation device that uses water to achieve a similar effect to flossing.

Brushing: You should brush your teeth and braces before going to bed, as well as after every meal. Look for an interdental toothbrush, which is a toothbrush made specifically for braces. It can help you to reach between brackets and under wires.

Elastics: If you have been given elastics, then you should almost always be wearing them. The exceptions are when you are either brushing your teeth or eating. It is important not to forget to wear your elastics because not doing so can cause your teeth to shift. This will make your treatment take longer.

Travel Kit: If you and your family are going to be traveling during the holiday season, then be sure to bring a braces kit with you. You should keep floss, wax, mouthwash, elastics and a small toothbrush in this kit.

If you follow these simple guidelines, then you will be able to enjoy this holiday season to the fullest while keeping your teeth healthy and your orthodontic treatment on schedule. If you have any questions about taking care of your braces during the holidays, then feel free to contact your Frisco and Allen Orthodontists today.

October is Orthodontics Health Month

October 4th, 2017

Right on schedule, around October, there must be something with the change in weather and autumn leaves that drives us toward fall treats, including Halloween candy! But did you know that October is also Orthodontic Health Month? This awareness campaign promotes the benefits of orthodontics. ? The goal is to spread the word about healthy smiles and a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth and a winning smile!

The social benefits of straight, healthy teeth are well known – all cultures choose straight teeth as preferable to crooked teeth. Aligned smiles promote confidence and have been shown to change one’s self- image for the better. No matter your age, Orthodontics can not only enhance your appearance, but also positively impact your health. When you undergo Orthodontic treatment in Frisco or Allen, Texas, we treat problems related to your teeth, bite or jaw.

So if you have pondered about visiting an Orthodontist for yourself or a child, come visit the doctors at Rendon Orthodontics this month. This will be a great time to learn about what Orthodontists do as well as how they can help transform smile and lives for the better.

What Sets Us Apart

Offering a warm and family-oriented environment, Rendon Orthodontics will welcome you and your family with smiles. We look forward to getting to know you: your interests, your activities, your hobbies, and always happily anticipate your next visit, where we’ll have a chance to hear about what’s been happening in your life. That opportunity to share a laugh, to hear a story, to catch up with patients who have become our friends, makes us all look forward to each day at work.

Back To School Orthodontics Tips

September 5th, 2017

Frisco Orthodontist Back To School Tips 2017

Now that the holidays are over, Frisco and Allen parents are occupied with preparing their children to go back to school. One important aspect that most parents tend to forget is the oral health requirements of their kids. Dental health plays a crucial role in a child's entire health and well being. For children with Frisco braces, observing the right oral practices and measures is necessary. Here are a few tips that will help you ensure proper oral hygiene for your child when they return to school.

Dental Care Practices

Brushing and flossing are important dental care practices that your child needs to learn. Experts recommend brushing two times a day but it might be better to brush thrice because of the food debris that remain in teeth after children take their lunch snacks. Furthermore, for brushing to be effective, it needs to be performed for 2 minutes: 30 second for the upper right, lower right, upper left, and lower left teeth respectively. Also make sure your child learns to brush their tongue. Frisco and Allen Orthodontists at Rendon Orthodontics may also advise you to buy a few toothbrushes for your child. It is considered healthy practice to change toothbrushes every three months.

Make Your Child Carry a Water Bottle

Encourage your child to carry a water bottle to school. Water does not only keep the body hydrated, it quenches your child's thirst and keeps them from drinking sugary beverages. Water also contains fluoride, a natural cavity fighter.

When your child eats food or drinks sugary juices, cavity causing bacteria in their mouth feed on the left-over sugars and release acid that destroys their enamel. Water helps to rid the mouth of left over sugars and food that nourish bacteria. Furthermore, water dilutes the acids that are produced by the bacteria in the mouth. Therefore, as long as you train your child to drink water throughout the day, their teeth will remain stain and cavity free.

Instruct Them To Keep Extra Rubber Bands

Not all children with braces need rubber bands. When determining whether your child needs rubber bands, your orthodontist will check their jaw alignment. These rubber bands are connected to brackets with hooks. The rubber bands connect the upper tooth bracket with the lower tooth brackets to adjust the teeth's position in the mouth and to also position the jaw accordingly. Rubber bands help to properly line up your child's teeth. The bands should be taken off during meals and when cleaning the teeth and brackets. Additionally, bands should be replaced on a daily basis because they wear out and loose elasticity quickly. This is the reason you should instruct your child to carry a pair of extra rubber bands to school.

A Healthy Diet

Food and drinks have a huge impact on your child's oral health. Starchy and sugary foods encourage the formation of cavities and often lead to tooth decay. Inquire from your Allen Texas Orthodontist what foods are best for your child. If your child should take sugary drinks, then instruct them to use a straw to prevent contact with the teeth. Some examples of healthy food items include raw vegetables, cheese, grains, milk, and fruit. Bananas come highly recommended for their richness in fiber and potassium. Bananas are good for strong jaws, bones, and a healthy heart. If there is a school cafeteria, make sure you pick healthy food choices for your child.

Many parents tend to overlook the importance of oral health for their kids. As your children open school, make sure you do not fall into the trap of disregarding their dental health needs. The tips above will go a long way in ensuring their teeth remain in good shape.

Why You Should Seek an Orthodontist's Second Opinion

August 9th, 2017

Something as simple as braces, it seems, shouldn't warrant seeking a second opinion. Such consultation, you would think, is only required for serious surgical procedures or matters of life and death. Contrary to what convention might say, however, you should seek a second opinion for orthodontic matters.

Seeking a second opinion is important. It lets you know that you got the right option at the right place. Often, other treatment options are available at other places. Further, Frisco orthodontists have much more experience dealing with braces than dentists, and have a wider variety of specialized options available. Moreover, you can find an orthodontist that you can develop a relationship with, one who you can trust as you adjust your teeth into a beautiful smile. Lastly, at Rendon Orthodontics, seeking a second opinion is free, so you have nothing to lose!

In this article we'll tell you five reasons why you should consult multiple orthodontists before making a decision.

Seeking a second opinion may save you money

Orthodontic care isn't always covered by insurance, making the monetary expenses an issue for most. If you want to invest in a brighter smile for your future, you should make sure you're getting the best deal possible. The Frisco and Allen Orthodontics practices of Dr. Rendon gives you access to a number of financing options, agreements that can often save you significant amounts of money. Such options include:

  • Payment plans sans credit check for flexibility: We won't check your credit before setting up a payment plan, an offer you might not get at the bank!
  • Direct billing options if available for insurance: this often saves you the cost of out of pocket expenses or prepayments

A Second Opinion can offer alternatives

There might be multiple options available, treatments you would only learn about by consulting another orthodontist for a second opinion. If you wanted to use clear braces, for instance, and were told they weren't suitable, Rendon Orthodontics offers more versatile options, giving you a greater chance of getting the treatment you want.

Not all orthodontists have every option available. Consulting a second opinion can often get you the style of braces you want.

Other clinics might have more experience

If a dentist wants to give you braces, often you ought to consult an orthodontist for a specialized examination first. Orthodontists have three years of extra training in alignment issues, giving them the expertise knowledge to give you the right recommendation if you need braces.

Second opinions are free at Rendon Orthodontics!

If you go to an orthodontic practice like Rendon Orthodontics, your second opinion will be free, meaning that you will be able to assess your orthodontic needs without having to pay extra money for a second appointment.

Schedule your second opinion consultation today!

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