Buck Teeth – Known As Malocclusion Or Overbite

Buck Teeth Houston TXBuck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier.

Throughout history, buck teeth have been the cause of bullying and embarrassment. Studies have shown that the most common cause of bullying is a person’s smile.Read more on Buck Teeth – Known As Malocclusion Or Overbite…

Announcing Our “Halloween Word Scramble” Contest!

While there is still plenty of summer left, you may notice the mood at Greater Houston Orthodontics getting a little eerie and spooky… we’re getting ready for our “Halloween Word Scramble” Contest!

Patients are invited to complete a Halloween-themed word scramble to be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Dave & Buster’s.  And no, your eyes won’t be playing tricks on you… we’ll be drawing TWO winners – TWO chances to win!

This spooktacular contest runs August 3rd through October 16th! Learn more on our Contest Page… if you dare!

Smile – A Simple Way To Improve Almost Everything

Smile Houston TXA simple smile holds the key to many wonderful secrets. When you flash a those wonderfully beautiful pearly whites, you are sending a message not only to the world but subconsciously to yourself. You are telling the world that you are happy and confident but also telling yourself. We all smile when we are happy but did you know smiling can actually make you happy. It has been scientifically proven that it can literally change the world around you and change the way you feel. A smile is truly contagious.Read more on Smile – A Simple Way To Improve Almost Everything…

Sunburn Is A Bad Idea

Sunburn Houston TXThe Team at Greater Houston Orthodontics knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice in the past 12 months according to the CDC.

What Causes Sunburn

You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red and irritated.
Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
• UVA
• UVB
• UVCRead more on Sunburn Is A Bad Idea…