Why DIY Orthodontics Is a Bad Idea?

In today’s digital age, the allure of DIY solutions is stronger than ever. With just a few clicks, you can access information and products for almost anything, including orthodontic treatments. While the idea of saving money and straightening your teeth at home may seem tempting, it’s crucial to understand the potential risks involved. In this blog post, we will delve into the dangers of DIY orthodontics and highlight why seeking professional care is the wisest choice for your oral health.Read More

Eating for a Healthier Smile: 5 Tips You Need to Know

At Greater Houston Orthodontics, Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas embrace the age-old saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Applying this wisdom to our daily dietary choices can fortify and enhance the strength and brightness of our teeth, promoting a healthier smile.


While treatments such as veneers, crowns, and fillings play a role, the cornerstone of a healthy smile is built upon practicing excellent oral hygiene and making thoughtful dietary selections. In this blog post, we’ll share five dietary recommendations that can substantially enhance the well-being of your smile.

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Your Smile’s Best Friends – Retainers

Congratulations! You’ve bid farewell to braces, and your radiant smile is beaming at everyone and everything in sight. But before you throw a victory parade for your new grin, remember to cherish your retainers to preserve those perfect teeth. Keep reading to learn more on how to protect your retainers from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas  at Greater Houston Orthodontics 

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The Causes, Consequences, and Prevention of Teeth Shifting

Are your teeth supposed to move around? The answer is no. Teeth shifting is natural during orthodontic treatment, but after treatment or if there hasn’t ever been an orthodontic device installed, teeth movement is not a good sign. Tooth movement can cause several dental issues, including decay, gum disease, and misalignment of teeth, which can necessitate additional orthodontic treatment. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the causes, consequences, and prevention of teeth shifting. Keep reading to learn more about why teeth shifting is a cause for concern and how to prevent it from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics.Read More

Why You Should Get Invisalign from an Orthodontist?

If you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you might be wondering if you can get it without seeing an orthodontist. While some companies offer mail-in orthodontic services, it’s important to choose a licensed orthodontist for your treatment. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics about the benefits of getting Invisalign Treatment from an Orthodontist.


Expertise and Training

Orthodontists are highly trained professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating issues with teeth and jaws. They have completed dental school, a specialized master’s program, and a residency in orthodontics. They also participate in ongoing education to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies.

In contrast, mail-in orthodontic companies may lack the same level of expertise and training. While they may use technology to create clear aligners, they may not have the knowledge to diagnose underlying issues with your bite or teeth.Read More

What is a Digital Impression?

You’ve probably heard others complain about putty impressions at the orthodontist as recently as five years ago. These impressions were notorious for triggering gag reflexes and leaving a horrible, lasting taste. Fortunately, putty impressions are now a thing of the past. Today, orthodontists have access to high-tech digital impression machinery, which has drastically changed the experience of getting impressions taken. If you’re curious about how digital impressions have transformed orthodontic treatment, Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics can provide valuable insights.


What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Digital Impressions?

So, the obvious difference here is that one of these methods involves putting a chemical-tasting goop into the patient’s mouth and holding it there for minutes on end, often having the patient sit still. This impairs breathing, and movement, and can trigger gag reflexes and mild choking. 

The traditional dental impression has some constraints. It must deal with moisture well, so typically consideration for water-friendly versus water-repellent is important on a case-by-case basis. The material must also remain stable after the chemical reaction which sets the impression in the mouth. These basic requirements for a safe and effective impression lead to uncomfortable consistencies and taste. Most polymers used for traditional impressions are hydrophilic polyether, vinyl polysiloxane (VPS), and hybrid VPES. 

Digital impressions are completely computerized. There are no words that sound like a high school chemistry flashback, and they don’t impair breathing or cause gagging. The highly advanced camera technology allows for accuracy and speed that was previously impossible with chemical impression technology. 

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Keeping Up with the Innovations in Orthodontics

Innovation is at the forefront of the orthodontic industry, constantly driving change and growth. New technologies and practices are emerging all the time, so it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in orthodontics to ensure you’re receiving the best possible care. If you’re interested in staying informed about the most recent advancements in orthodontics, you’ll find valuable insights from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics.


Clear Aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign have been a game-changer in orthodontics. They offer patients an alternative to traditional braces that is comfortable, discreet, and effective. Invisalign uses cutting-edge 3D technology and digital imaging software to create aligners that are tailored to each patient’s unique needs, making treatment more accurate and efficient.

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What Vitamins Should You Take for Healthy Teeth?

Vitamins and minerals are essential for your health. But vitamins are not just good for keeping your energy up or gut health; they are also integral to good oral health. Your teeth are bones, just like those that make up your arms and legs, and therefore require the same support as the bones in the rest of your body.


Vitamins are essentially an all-around preventative measure for common oral health issues. Improving your mouth’s health every day with vitamins is a proactive way to ensure a pain-free, healthy dental experience. Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics recommend these vitamins to promote tooth health, strengthen your enamel, and support jaw health.

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