Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces…. Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening… Read more »

Optimize the Cleaning of Your Orthodontic Appliance with Special Tools

Your braces have the function of realigning your teeth in a better position to help you have a healthier and more attractive smile. Braces require proper care and cleaning throughout treatment, and using the right tools for the job can go a long way. Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel understand that the components… Read more »

Have You Developed These Dental Malocclusions?

Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel are here to help you care for your smile by addressing any tooth alignment issues that are impacting your oral health. If your teeth or jaws are out of alignment, you could experience other issues that decrease your oral health and cause you to have a smile you… Read more »

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 »