Braces Repair 101

You will spend a great deal of time wearing your braces. You will have them on for months, maybe even for a year or more. And, you will invest a great deal of money in your braces. It is money and time well spent, since a well-aligned smile is a healthy one. But you need… Read more »

Dental Realignment with Invisalign® Malocclusion Treatment

Invisalign® is an innovation for patients who suffers from malocclusion or a poor bite. When teeth suffer from overcrowding or spacing issues, this can alter the set of the teeth and the contact between them. When the jaw closes—or completes this “bad bite”—this causes stress on the individual teeth and jaw. Though this appears often… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips For Your Clear Aligners

The InvisalignⓇ system is a brand of clear and removable aligners that has become increasingly popular for patients who want cosmetic and discreet smile realignment. The clear aligners are very durable and virtually invisible to the casual observer. It’s important to keep your aligners and smile clean for optimal orthodontic treatment. At your initial orthodontic… Read more »

Five Ways Braces Can Improve Your Smile

Our team at True Smile Orthodontics is pleased to provide braces for patients whose teeth are not straight or well aligned, or who need bite adjustments. Some patients receive braces to address cosmetic imperfections, while others need the medical benefits. Here are five reasons why your smile may need to undergo orthodontic treatment: #1 If… Read more »

The Reasons for Your Malocclusion and the Cure

One in five Americans has a malocclusion. A malocclusion is a term for any misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Typical examples include overbites, underbites, cross bites and open bites. A malocclusion can occur in many ways. For some it is the effect of a small jaw and too many teeth. Our ancestors’ jaws tended… Read more »

Headgear Fundamentals

If your son or daughter has braces installed on his teeth at True Smile Orthodontics in Tulsa and Bixby, Oklahoma, there’s a possibility that your orthodontist, Dr. Chris Trockel may counsel them to wear headgear for part of the orthodontic experience. Headgear is a word for an external orthodontic appliance which uses a specified type… Read more »

How to Keep Cavities at Bay When Aligning Your Smile with Braces

Cavities are very inconvenient and troublesome, especially when you have braces. This is why your orthodontist, Dr. Chris Trockel, strongly encourages you to avoid cavities as much as possible while you align your smile with braces. To help you do so, he has some helpful tips for you. First, brush your teeth frequently. It’s recommended… Read more »

Caring For Your Retainer

Retainers are amazing. Why is that? Well, when your braces come off, your teeth can sometimes slip back into their old alignment. Retainers can keep your teeth in their correct position, helping you maintain the straight and healthy smile for which you’ve worked so hard. Your retainer helps you, so return the favor. That way… Read more »

There Are Minor Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Damaged Braces

The braces installed in your mouth by the orthodontists at True Smile Orthodontics represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment and position of your teeth. This is done by attending routine adjustment sessions with Dr. Chris Trockel every four to six weeks. Each of these sessions will tighten your braces to apply a minute,… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer to Ensure Your Teeth Remain in Their New Alignment

Braces can play a very important role in correcting the alignment and position of your teeth. The successive adjustments at Dr. Chris Trockel’s orthodontic clinic have gradually brought your teeth into their ideal orientation, to give you a more appealing smile while reducing your chances of suffering chipped teeth and dental attrition. Now that this… Read more »