Three Snack Foods that Could Damage Your Braces

The decision to receive orthodontic treatment for a healthier and more attractive smile means you will need to make some big changes in your lifestyle, including your dietary habits to keep your orthodontic appliance hygienic and in good shape. Remember, braces are strong enough to reposition your teeth, but hard... Read more »

Find the Answers to Questions About Orthodontic Aligners Here

Are you interested in aligning your teeth with orthodontic aligners? If so, then you most likely have questions. Well, our orthodontist, Dr. Robert Montoya, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for so you can ensure this is the right treatment for you. To do so, he... Read more »

Protecting Your Braces

At our orthodontic office, Dr. Montoya and our team want to impress upon you and your family the importance of orthodontics in maintaining a healthy smile that is well aligned. Since your braces are imperative to your orthodontic results, it’s important to keep them in good shape with these tips:... Read more »

Broken Braces: Temporary Fixes

When you get your braces, your orthodontist will talk with you about how to keep them from becoming damaged. You can protect your orthodontics by not eating hard, tough or sticky foods. Chewing on pens and pencils can cause damage to your braces, as well as a blow to the... Read more »

Cleaning Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Getting braces is an important investment in your future oral health. When your teeth are in proper alignment, you can eat and speak more effectively, and your teeth will not strike one another at improper angles, which will preserve your tooth enamel.   But spending all that money and all... Read more »

Damaged Braces Need to Be Repaired in a Reasonable Amount of Time

Your new braces represent a functional system capable or realigning your teeth for a better functioning mouth and a more attractive smile. This is done through a series of regularly scheduled adjustments at Montoya Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic. Each one of these important appointments is designed to tension the orthodontic components... Read more »

Braces: The Process of Shifting Your Teeth Into Position

With the help of orthodontics, your braces shift your teeth into the desired position for straight teeth and an aligned bite. Let's look at how your orthodontist uses your braces to accomplish this process. Braces are a system of wires, brackets, and bands which are designed to work together to... Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligner

If you are aligning your smile with Invisalign®, then it’s important to keep your aligner in tip-top shape. This is because there is a good chance you can suffer orthodontic and even dental consequences if you fail to take good care of your aligner. So, to help you keep your... Read more »

Headgear Essentials

If your child is having braces installed on their teeth at Montoya Orthodontics in Keller, Texas, there is a possibility that your orthodontist, Dr. Robert Montoya, may counsel them to wear headgear for a portion of the time. Headgear is the term for an external orthodontic appliance which uses added... Read more »

What Happens When You Get Braces?

Perhaps your dentist has suggested that you consider orthodontics for yourself or your child. Or maybe after taking a look in the mirror, you have decided that now is the time to straighten your smile. Not only will properly aligned teeth improve your appearance, they will help you to eat... Read more »