Halloween Treats – Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween Houston TXYou have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at Greater Houston Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged braces for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed. Not only the discomfort involved as a result of broken wires and brackets but also the inconvenience of coming office for an extra visit with your busy school and/or work schedules.

Here at Greater Houston Orthodontics at our Memorial and West University office, we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness of potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Click here to download a Do’s and Don’ts Treat List offered by the American Association of Orthodontists. As a reminder, print it off and post in on your refrigerator for all to see.Read more on Halloween Treats – Do’s and Don’ts…

Smile – October is Orthodontic Health Month

Orthodontic Health MonthDid you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? Dr. Amir Davoody and our Team at Greater Houston Orthodontics want you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age 12, 16 or 60! A perfect smile is one of your best and lifelong assets. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile build self-esteem, confidence, and influences how you present yourself to the world. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in the future.

Our goal this year is to spread the word in Houston TX that October is National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Read more on Smile – October is Orthodontic Health Month…

Wisdom Teeth – What Now?

wisdom teeth houston txLately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her last three wisdom teeth.

While we don’t know if this will continue, we feel it’s a good opportunity to share with you why the extraction of your wisdom teeth can be so important for you.Read more on Wisdom Teeth – What Now?…

Invisalign Teen: 3 Things Parents Need to Know

Many parents have heard about Invisalign, the near-invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. But we’re often asked for more information about Invisalign Teen and whether it’s the right treatment choice for their child.

Rather than with wires and brackets, Invisalign Teen helps Orthodontists straighten teeth via a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-developed for your teen’s teeth, a result of precise images we take with a sophisticated scanner. Your teen wears these aligners over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners periodically—most often every one to two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place.

Here are Dr. Amir Davoody and Dr. Rana Mehr’s answers to the top three questions we’re asked about regarding Invisalign Teen. We hope you find it helpful!

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