Midline Discrepancy – How It Affects Your Appearance

Posted on January 15, 2017

Midline Discrepancy…If you pay close attention to popular culture and celebrities, you may have noticed many celebrities wore braces, Tom Cruise included. Why did Tom wear braces? The center of his two front teeth did not line up with the center of his nose and upper lip. There is nothing medically wrong with this condition…. Read more »

Smile Beautifully In 2017

Posted on December 31, 2016

The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile?… Read more »

Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Orthodontic Friendly

Posted on December 15, 2016

The holiday season is upon us again. Where did the year go? At Garcia Orthodontics we would like to share some stocking stuffer ideas to consider for patients of all ages wearing braces. Instead of candy and sweets that can bend wires and knock off brackets during holiday festivities, give something more suitable to make… Read more »

Baby Boomer Smile – The Finishing Touch

Posted on December 2, 2016

The Baby Boomer is a generation like no other. In addition to growing up in the tumultuous sixties and seventies, they were the first to experience the full benefit of modern medicine, changing attitudes about nutrition and exercise, and the advent of plastic surgery. As a result, they have been able to maintain a youthful appearance… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving Trivia

Posted on November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Garcia Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful… Read more »

Are Teeth Or Jaws The Problem When Teeth Are Crowded?

Posted on November 2, 2016

A common problem we see every day at Garcia Orthodontics is crowded teeth. This problem is often accompanied by protruding or “buck teeth”. Crowding can give the appearance the teeth are oversized or too big for the size of the jaws. However, this is not always correct. Often, it is not a tooth problem, but… Read more »

Halloween Fun Facts And Safety Tips

Posted on October 17, 2016

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time… Read more »

Orthodontic Timing Is Everything When Treating Children

Posted on October 2, 2016

Orthodontic timing is important when treating children. Garcia Orthodontics specializes in the movement of teeth and correction of adverse jaw growth problems. Evaluating and diagnosing each individual patient’s dental development, presents a slightly different challenge for an orthodontist. There are many factors at work and different approaches that can be used. In severe situations, permanent… Read more »

The Many Benefits Of Straight Teeth

Posted on September 16, 2016

There are many reasons why people want straight teeth. Not the least of these is the fact that crooked teeth are not the most attractive feature. While a nicely aligned smile can be the part of your looks that pulls everything else together, a crooked smile can draw attention away from an otherwise striking appearance…. Read more »

Did You Know? – Labor Day Fun Facts

Posted on September 2, 2016

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now… Read more »