The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

When you think about braces, the traditional metal versions may be the first things to enter your mind. Actually, braces are more diverse than that. We offer a variation called ceramic braces, which you may find more appealing. Both traditional and ceramic braces can do the job of aligning your teeth. They operate about the same, meaning they encourage your... read more »

An Orthodontic Mouth Guard Can Prevent Oral Injury

If you love to play sports but also wear braces, we can help you have a comfortable and confident orthodontic experience. By answering the following FAQs about playing athletics with braces, we can help you protect your orthodontic gear: Do I have to give up sports while wearing braces? No, you can play the same sports when you are receiving... 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 face. But you can be as careful as you can,... 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 that time on orthodontics will not do much good if... 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 move teeth into a new position for an aligned outcome.... 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 force beyond braces to steer the growth of the face... read more »

How to Prevent Cavities When You Have Braces

When you align your smile with braces, it’s very important to take good care of your teeth and gums. One of the reasons why is because you need to prevent cavities during your orthodontic journey. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Robert Montoya, has some helpful cavity-preventing tips he would like to share with you. First, brush your teeth frequently.... read more »

Preserving the Health of Your Teeth and Gums Is Important for Correcting the Alignment of Your Teeth with Braces

Each of your teeth is securely anchored in the dental socket by a series of very strong periodontal ligaments. Your routine adjustment appointments at Dr. Robert Montoya’s orthodontic clinic will gradually stretch these connective tissues to correct the alignment of your teeth. You will need to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout the alignment process. If you suffer from periodontal... read more »

Orthodontic Braces and Why They Are Needed

If you have a smile that appears crooked or contains any teeth that are out of alignment, it can throw off your entire smile and lead to a failure to your oral health. Not only can crooked teeth make you less likely to smile, they tend to be much harder to clean. Furthermore, crooked teeth are more likely to suffer... read more »

Your Invisalign® Aligner Needs Care Too

Being new to aligner sometimes takes a bit of adjusting to. To help you learn how to care for your Invisalign® aligner properly, Dr. Robert Montoya with Montoya Orthodontics in Keller, Texas, is happy to provide advice, so you can keep your aligner and smile in tip-top shape. The most central thing to remember while you transitioning your smile with... read more »