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You Need to Take Steps to Prevent Damaging Your Traditional Braces

The traditional braces represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. With regularly scheduled adjustments tension will be applied to the components and the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth to move them closer to their ideal alignment in your mouth. Throughout this process, you will need to take proactive steps to maintain the structural integrity of... read more »

Athletics and Orthodontics

If you are involved in playing sports but will be receiving braces soon, we are happy to answer any questions to ensure you are comfortable and confident about your orthodontic gear while participating in sports. Below we answer a few FAQs about athletics and orthodontics to help you avoid damaging your orthodontic gear. Can I still participate in sports while... read more »

All-Ages Orthodontics for Every Dream Smile

If you have been wondering how to improve the alignment of your jaws and teeth so that you can have a more functional and attractive smile, we are pleased to offer orthodontics. These custom-made dental appliances can greatly improve the alignment of your teeth so that you can have a smile that is healthy and beautiful. Our orthodontists offers orthodontics... read more »

These Three Treats are Harmful to Braces

If you are planning on undergoing orthodontic treatment in order to improve the health of your smile, it’s important to maintain your orthodontic appliance to keep it hygienic and strong. Despite their strength when shifting your teeth, braces can be damaged by sticky and hard foods, which should be avoided during your treatment. We encourage you to refrain from eating... read more »

You Still Need to Brush With Braces

Looking at that mouthful of metal, you may be wondering how you are going to eat, and how you can make your smile a little less conspicuous. The last thing you may be thinking about is how to brush your teeth with your new dental work. But, braces give food particles and plaque even more places to hide, and so... read more »

Different Styles of Braces Can Correct Your Child’s Teeth

Adolescence can be an awkward and confusing time for many individuals. This discomfort can also be compounded if your son or daughter has misaligned or significantly gapped permanent teeth. Alignment issues can range in severity and source. Common causes might include the loss of one or more primary teeth, genetic factors, or a facial trauma in childhood.  If the alignment... read more »

Don’t Eat Pecan Pie If You Have Braces

 The holidays can be rough for orthodontics patients, as there are a lot of things you should avoid eating. It’s tempting to bend or even break the rules, but it is NOT worth the risk of damage to your brackets and wires. Broken braces are not a good addition to holiday plans! To help prevent this, be sure to be... read more »

Wearing Your Retainer

If you wear braces, you are probably ticking off the days until you will walk into the orthodontist’s office and have them removed. It will be feel good to have the pressure on your teeth relieved, but you aren’t quite done. Even though your braces have done the hard work of moving your teeth into proper alignment, your teeth, and... read more »

Your Orthodontist Can Apply a Porcelain Glaze to Make Your Braces Less Noticeable

Here at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic in Richmond, Texas, Dr. Lee Mahlmann often recommends traditional braces to correct misaligned teeth. The synergy between the brackets, wires, and other orthodontic components is intended to gradually alter the position of your teeth. This will give you a more appealing smile while also reducing your chances of suffering dental attrition and... read more »

Do You Have Sore Teeth After an Orthodontic Adjustment? Here’s What to Do

When you align your smile with braces, it’s normal to have sore teeth after orthodontic adjustments. Although this is quite inconvenient, it’s a sign that your teeth are moving, which means you’re on your way toward your perfect smile! So, to help you deal with and maybe even handle the soreness, our orthodontist, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, encourages you to do... read more »