September 2nd, 2016
First of all, we would like to thank our patients who were present for the ice cream social. We had a blast with everyone and of course the delicious ice cream. We hope everyone received their patient reward card. If you haven't, just stop by the office. Through this new program, patients can earn points with good hygiene, no broken brackets, even just by following us on social media. After enough points have been earned, they can be redeemed for gift cards on restaurants, shops, online, and so much more. A lot of time and effort has been put into this new program just so we can reward our patients and encourage their progress on their treatment.
July 1st, 2016
We would like to introduce you to a new member of our team, Dr. Kelly Owen. You can meet her at any of our four locations ready to make you laugh and improve smiles. Dr. Owen comes from a family of dentists and grew up working all parts of the dental field throughout her growing career. Coming from a dentist family, she learned it takes a team to treat orthodontic patients and strives on providing top quality orthodontic care. She accomplished her degrees and certificate in orthodontics at Texas A+M University Baylor College of Dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Owen enjoys baking, from cookies to cakes, or just anything chocolate really. Both her and her husband, whom she met during high school chemistry class, enjoy taking cooking classes. New to the city, they walk their dog Cooper, excited for this new chapter in their life. Don't forget to stop by and welcome Dr. Owen to the Get It Straight family.
May 18th, 2016
A few of our patients were featured in the Dentsply catalog. Dentsply produces the MTM clear aligner system that treated our patients with minor tooth movement. Check out their testimonials below.
March 18th, 2016
A common emergency that happens to patients in the beginning of their treatment is wires poking. Since having braces is something new and patients are not used to it, this might become a big discomfort.
Wires are changed every few weeks or even months and as time passes, the wires become stronger. Usually the first two wires tend to be flexible, which leads to wires sliding out of their bracket slots. Brushing your teeth and eating can also be a factor in the wires moving around. Assistants bend the end of wires to try and prevent this from happening, but that isn't always the case.
We highly recommend calling the office right away when it happens. They will try and fit you in as soon as they can, but there are procedures you can do at home until then. Wax is usually provided at the bonding appointment. Place a bit of wax on the end of the sharp wire. Another quick fix is using clean tweezers to try and slide the wire back in. For this procedure, you should be very careful and gentle. This can only be accomplished on the beginning flexible wires. Don't try and slide the heavier wires because it may lead to brackets popping off.
Remember that this is a common emergency, because as the teeth are being moved around, the wire will also be shifting.