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Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Posted on August 19, 2019

Getting braces doesn’t mean giving up the sports you love! Luckily, braces will not keep you from any sport or physical activity. However, the price you pay for a beautiful smile is taking a little extra care of your mouth while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Play Safe, Play All Season In general, it is not uncommon… Read more »


Elastics for Braces, Explained.

Posted on August 1, 2019

Whether you’ve had orthodontic treatment or not, you’ve seen people wearing elastics or rubber bands as part of the process. But do you know what they’re used for? To help give you a better idea of why rubber bands are used with metal or clear braces, we’ll explain what they are, why they’re used, and… Read more »


How to Survive Summer BBQ Season with Braces

Posted on July 15, 2019

Summer is here! That means outdoor barbecues with family and friends will be abundant. Whether celebrating a national holiday, graduation or attending a simple gathering, summer barbecues are a common summertime activity meant for everyone to enjoy. So how do you survive a summer BBQ while wearing braces? Fear not, we’ll break down the foods… Read more »


How to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

Posted on July 1, 2019

You’ve gotten your clear aligners and it’s time to begin your journey to a healthier, straight smile with Invisalign. Just as your oral hygiene routine would change with braces, you will need to adopt a new routine with Invisalign. This includes stocking up on a few more hygiene products and supplies to maintain your new… Read more »


My Braces are Off But My Wisdom Teeth are Coming In

Posted on June 17, 2019

You’ve been patiently waiting for your orthodontic treatment to come to an end and your braces to come off. You followed all the oral hygiene instructions during and after treatment, but now your wisdom teeth are starting to come in. Will they ruin your new smile? At Garcia Orthodontics, we get this question a lot… Read more »


What to Expect in Your First Week With Braces

Posted on June 4, 2019

You’re getting your braces put on for the first time and you’re not sure what to expect. One thing is for sure; your oral hygiene practices will definitely change. To help prepare you for what’s in store and make the most of your orthodontic treatment, we at Garcia Orthodontics explain what you can expect from your… Read more »


Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

Posted on May 15, 2019

In a previous post, we discussed some of the drinks that have a negative effect on the teeth. This included soda, fruit juices, and coffee. While it may seem like water is your only beverage option, fear not. There are a few drinks still available to quench your thirst without affecting your orthodontic treatment. Milk… Read more »


What To Ask At An Orthodontic Consultation

Posted on May 1, 2019

Orthodontic consultations are often times a complimentary introduction for orthodontists, like Dr. Fransisco Garcia, to get to know you and your oral health concerns. The best thing you can do to make the most of your consultation is to prepare a list of questions beforehand. To help you get started, we’ve come up with a… Read more »


Are You Too Old For Braces?

Posted on April 15, 2019

When you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatment for adults… Read more »


Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

Posted on April 2, 2019

Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic treatment is or… Read more »