A Fixed Retainer Requires Daily Cleaning and Care

Thanks to the iterative adjustments at True Smile Orthodontics, your braces have brought your teeth into their ideal alignment. Once all the orthodontic hardware has been removed, there will still be a modest amount of tension in your dental sockets. If it’s not counteracted, it could cause your teeth to gradually drift out of their… Read more »

How to Wear Affordable Braces

Straight teeth and a healthy bite have a huge impact on your oral health and even affect your overall health, not to mention they boost your self-confidence. The thing is, braces can be pricey. Here at True Smile Orthodontics in Bixby, Ohio, we want to provide you with options that won’t break your budget. Here… Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health with Braces

While your braces are not vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay, you should still clean them daily. Food matter and plaque buildup that are trapped in and around braces hardware easily promote tooth decay. This can lead to complications that will significantly increase the amount of time needed to fully realign your teeth. To aid in… Read more »

Fitting In With Ceramic Coated Braces

The teenage experience is an awkward time in the life of anyone. That’s why most kids put up a huge fight if you try to get them to wear traditional metal braces, and perhaps rightfully so. That’s why your dentist, Dr. Chris Trockel offers ceramic coated braces as an alternative. These type of braces function… Read more »

The Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions at True Smile Orthodontics, your braces have pulled your teeth into their ideal alignment. This was accomplished by applying progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that secure each of your teeth into its individual socket. Once all of the braces hardware has been removed, there will still be… Read more »

Damaged Braces Can Cause Significant Complications

The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Chris Trockel were designed to realign your teeth through the course of multiple adjustment sessions. If your braces are bent or damaged in any way, it could increase the number of adjustments needed to realign your teeth. Should something happen, you need to call 918-364-2222 to schedule… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Needs Regular Care and Cleaning

A retention period will be required after your braces have been removed. This often involves the use of a removable retainer, like a Hawley retainer, to help hold your teeth in place while any lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments abates. If either set of your front teeth needed significant realignment, your orthodontist, Dr. Chris… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Are Less Noticeable

Some people find that the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces leave them feeling self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, your orthodontist, Dr. Chris Trockel, can address these concerns by applying ceramic braces in your mouth. These are just like traditional wire-and-bracket braces except the visible hardware has been glazed with a special ceramic material…. Read more »

Helpful Hints to Care for Your Braces

If you are looking to improve your smile while wearing braces, or are in the process of getting braces, always remember that your daily maintenance of your teeth and gums is paramount for your treatment’s success. Braces can be easily damaged if you are hard on your mouth or fail to take the necessary steps… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?

Have you ever wanted a clear smile while wearing orthodontic treatment? Even if you have had an aligner system in the past or you are looking to straighten your teeth for the first time, the Invisalign® orthodontic aligner treatment system may be the right service for you. What are the benefits of Invisalign? Listed below… Read more »