What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are a top-of-the-line orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. They are a handy appliance that is just like traditional metal braces. However, instead of the brackets being cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth, they are cemented to the back surfaces of the teeth, making them… Read more »

Why Braces are Important

There’s more to getting braces than getting straight teeth and a brilliant, confidence-inspiring smile. While those are certainly great benefits of getting braces, it’s good to understand just how much braces help in other areas. Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel at True Smile Orthodontics in Tulsa and Bixby, Oklahoma are committed to helping… Read more »

Your Orthodontist Needs to Address a Loose Bracket

Traditional braces utilize a matrix of brackets, wires, spacers, bands and other hardware components to create a system capable of realigning your teeth. This requires our orthodontist to perform a series of regularly scheduled adjustments. Each one will apply mild force to the components and brackets cemented to your teeth. Over time the tension will… Read more »

Teeth and Braces Need Good Oral Hygiene Habits

The metal brackets, wires and other hardware components of your new braces represent a functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. This involves regularly scheduled adjustments with either Dr. Chris Trockel or Dr. Martin Trockel to tighten the braces components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place. Consistent… Read more »

The Best Smiles are Built with Invisalign®

Did you know that Invisalign® orthodontic aligners are clear and detachable? Because they can easily adapt to your smile and provide you with an aesthetic charm that will not hinder or impair you in any social settings. Invisalign is extremely popular for many individuals. They’re also metal free, so you will not suffer the risks… Read more »

Blaze a New Path to Oral Health Success with Orthodontics

If you’re looking to improve your smile with a highly effective treatment, one of the first dentistry specialists you should consult with is an orthodontist. If your teeth are out of alignment for any reason or your jaw is not in the proper alignment as well, it can cause a severe downturn in your oral… Read more »

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 »