Clean Teeth Need a Clean Retainer. Here’s How!

 At East Texas Orthodontics, we want our patients to understand how essential it is to keep your retainer clean. In fact, it’s just as important to brush your retainer as it is to brush your teeth. The biggest concern is that retainers can harbor dangerous bacteria. But besides that, they can begin to smell and taste funny if you don’t … Read More

12 Surprising Ways Life Is Better With Straight Teeth

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Having straight teeth gives you more benefits than just cosmetic ones. Here are 12 fabulous benefits of having straight teeth─and only two involve having a gorgeous smile! 1) Higher Self Esteem Probably the number one benefit of straight teeth is the increased self-confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. Increased self-confidence affects every aspect of life. It allows more ease … Read More

5 Reasons Why Summer is the Most Ideal Time to Get Braces

Summer: the time for family vacations, playing in the pool, and relaxing. But it’s also the perfect time for something else─getting braces! It’s true, several factors make summer the ideal time to get new braces. Here are five of them: 1) There’s More Time to Learn How to Care for Braces A bit of a learning curve comes with braces. … Read More

National Teen Self-Esteem Month

  Because we work with so many teenagers at East Texas Orthodontics, we’d like to recognize that May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month! Navigating teenage years can be hard, but when teens suffer from a low self-esteem, it’s even more difficult. Fortunately, there are some things we can do as adults to help with this common teenage problem.   At … Read More