Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Thank you for visiting Star Orthodontics! In our office, we make it a priority to offer each of our patients advanced and high quality treatment in a comfortable setting that will leave them smiling. We proudly serve the communities in and around Corpus Christi, Alice, and Beeville, TX, leaving them with healthier, straighter smiles than they’ve ever imagined. We believe our patients deserve nothing but the absolute best care, and it is our goal to ensure that this is what they receive every time they are in our office. If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment and are worried about what types of festive foods aren’t acceptable for braces-wearing patients, we are here to provide a helpful list of tasty braces-friendly recipes for you to enjoy!

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Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes

Now that we are in the fall season, your local Corpus Christi orthodontists would like to share a couple recipes we are confident you will “fall” in love with. Here are some amazing fall foods and snacks that are great for those wearing braces!

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Braces-Friendly Summer Recipes

Starting treatment with braces means getting used to a few changes. Your smile will look a bit different during treatment, you may have to slightly adjust to some new routines with cleaning and caring for your teeth and braces, and your diet will have to change a bit, as sticky, hard, or sugary foods can damage teeth and braces during treatment. To help with this last adjustment, we have put together a couple of our favorite braces-friendly recipes. Try out these wonderful creations and make your summer extra delicious!

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Thank You To All Of Our Patients At Star Orthodontics!

At Star Orthodontics, we feel so very lucky. Why? Because every day, we get to come to work and give our patients the gift of a healthy, beautiful smile. For us, there is no greater fulfilling work. A smile is something that lasts an entire lifetime, is the first thing that people notice about a person, and offers both physical and psychological benefits in every area of life. As lucky as we are, we never forget that none of this would be possible without our patients!

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

At Star Orthodontics, we have one main goal: helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. This means correcting and straightening crooked teeth on a regular basis. While we all know the benefits of a straighter smile, why do we need braces to begin with? What, exactly, causes crooked teeth in the first place?

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Brush Like A Pro While Wearing Braces

Whether you are wearing metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile and preventing issues from tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Here at Star Orthodontics, we understand that brushing your teeth and brackets with metal or clear braces on can be a bit more difficult than standard brushing, but it is critical to ensuring that your treatment plan goes well and you have the best oral health you can. The surfaces, spaces, and crevices of wires and brackets are perfect places for plaque and bacteria to manifest themselves. So what brush should you use to maximize your cleaning capabilities and rid yourself of these harmful annoyances?

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Keeping Your Smile Safe With Custom-Made Mouth Guards

Now that fall is here, the beginning of the season for many various sports that will be played by young children and teens around the country, especially football and hockey, has finally arrived. We here at Star Orthodontics always want our patients to have fun and be active, but we also want them to be safe. We highly recommend that every child, teen, or adult playing a contact sport wear a custom-made mouth guard to protect their mouth, whether they have braces or not.

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Eight Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign

Here at Star Orthodontics we are firm believers that a beautiful, healthy smile is attainable for everyone, and we encourage all of our current and potential patients to seek the smile of their dreams. With the sleek technology of Invisalign, one of the most convenient and effective treatment methods out there, straightening your teeth has never been easier. We believe in patient education and want you to be prepared and ready for your orthodontic treatment. If you are considering Invisalign for yourself or a family member or have an upcoming appointment to get your new aligners, this blog post highlights eight things you should know before starting your Invisalign treatment.

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Spring Break in Corpus Christi, Texas

Every spring during the month of March, thousands of visitors flock to the beaches of Corpus Christi to enjoy the sun, sand, and sights during Spring Break. While our specialties lie within braces and Invisalign®, our staff still knows how to enjoy the natural and man-made wonders that make Corpus Christi so special. The orthodontists and team members at Star Orthodontics in Corpus Christi, TX have compiled a list of their favorite Spring Break activities to enjoy in the area.

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National Children's Dental Health Month

Here at Star Orthodontics, our mission is to ensure the total oral health of all of our patients at every age, so February happens to be one of our (and Starla's) favorite months of the year - it's National Children's Dental Health Month! For this blog, we'll take a look at some fun strategies for helping kids maintain great oral health and build dental hygiene habits that will last them - and their smile - a lifetime.

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