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6 Reasons to Love Your Braces

April 18th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsYour braces are an investment in your smile, your health, and your overall well-being. Braces can transform your teeth, give you a more comfortable bite, and provide you with a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence. Braces can solve almost any orthodontic issue. Braces are customized to suit your needs and can help to improve a wide range of orthodontic issues. Whether you have crowding, spacing issues, an overbite, or a gummy smile, braces treatment can help....  [Read full blog post]

Four Types of Braces to Fit Your Lifestyle

April 4th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsYour smile influences your whole life. At Medina Orthodontics, we offer four types of braces to help transform your smile. Traditional Metal Braces - Metal braces are the most common type of braces used in our practice because they are remarkably effective. However, unlike earlier metal braces, the Metal Braces we use today offer a low-profile approach that enhances both aesthetics and patient comfort. Made of nickel-free high-grade steel, today’s metal braces are much...  [Read full blog post]

Eating With Orthodontic Appliances

March 23rd 2023
Medina OrthodonticsCertain dietary habits are known to cause breakage of orthodontic appliances, as well as increase the risk of dental disease. Dr. Medina’s aim is to achieve treatment goals with as few disturbances as possible due to appliance breakage, and to minimize the side effects of poor diet choices. Remember: Teeth move best in a healthy environment and in individuals who maintain excellent overall health. Make sure you choose a well-balanced diet. When taking care of braces or an...  [Read full blog post]

Early Orthodontic Treatment

March 6th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsMany parents understand the importance of orthodontic treatment for teens to ensure they do not have any cosmetic or oral health concerns due to the alignment of their smile when they grow older, but early orthodontic treatment for your child can also be important. Early orthodontic treatment, also called phase I treatment, is designed to help young children who still have some or all their primary teeth, which may prevent improper growth and alignment of permanent teeth....  [Read full blog post]

Dentist vs. Orthodontist

February 20th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsA question we often get asked is, “Can my general dentist give me braces?” The simple answer is no. All orthodontists are dentists, but most dentists are not properly trained orthodontists. Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites. Orthodontists...  [Read full blog post]

Choose Your Orthodontic Look

February 8th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsA variety of orthodontic options exist today for people looking into getting braces. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign aligners, it can be a challenge to decide which choice is the best. Silver Braces - These are the most common type of braces. Made of nickel-free high-grade steel, they are much smaller and more comfortable than silver braces of the past. Silver braces can correct a wide variety of issues, including jaw problems, crooked teeth, and...  [Read full blog post]

Clear Ceramic Braces

January 25th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsYour appearance can make a significant difference in your confidence, and a healthy smile is one of the first things people notice. Dr. Liana Medina is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles with straighter teeth and good bites. One of the orthodontic treatment options offered at Medina Orthodontics, includes Ceramic Braces. Ceramic brackets can be clear or tooth colored. They come in different shades of off-white that can be customized to match your teeth. The archwires...  [Read full blog post]

Chewing Ice is Bad for Your Teeth

January 9th 2023
Medina OrthodonticsChewing ice is an incredibly common habit. Some people chew on ice after finishing a drink, while others do it to cool off in the summer heat. No matter what the reason people chew ice, just like many other hard foods, chewing ice can cause cracked or chipped teeth. It can also damage your enamel, causing increased sensitivity to hot and cold leaving you more prone to tooth decay and cavities. Chewing ice can even damage existing dental work like fillings, crowns, and veneers...  [Read full blog post]

What are the Benefits of Braces?

December 22nd 2022
Medina OrthodonticsAt Medina Orthodontics, we believe that no matter what the reason for seeking orthodontic treatment, everyone deserves a straight smile. A straight smile means a healthy, properly functioning smile. When your teeth are crooked, overlapped, or otherwise misaligned, you place an uneven amount of pressure when you bite down. That leads to pain, and it can cause your teeth to wear down, chip and even break. Not only that, but poorly aligned teeth are also harder to clean...  [Read full blog post]

You Are Not Too Old For Braces

December 7th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and you can too. The biological process involved in...  [Read full blog post]

10 Common Orthodontic Questions

November 22nd 2022
Medina OrthodonticsIf you have been considering orthodontic treatment for you or your child, you might have a few questions.  Below are the top 10 questions our team has been asked from patients who are just starting their smile journey. How old do you have to be to get braces? Braces are typically recommended for children between the ages of 9 and 13. However, you can get braces at any age!  How soon can I bring my child in to see an orthodontist? The American Association of...  [Read full blog post]

5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

November 3rd 2022
Medina OrthodonticsWe use our teeth to bite, chew and talk countless times throughout the day. However, it's very easy to take our teeth for granted. When it comes to our teeth, many of us still have a thing or two to learn. Here are 5 facts about your teeth that you may not have known... 1. Your Enamel is the Hardest Part of Your Body - The enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth. Like a hard shell, its primary purpose is to protect the rest of the tooth. Even though it is there to...  [Read full blog post]

Benefits of Invisalign

October 20th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsFor many people looking to fix their crooked teeth, image is their main concern. Crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other dental issues can affect your self-esteem and make you feel bad about your appearance. If you don’t feel confident about your teeth and smile, you won’t feel confident in yourself. Invisalign is a new way to straighten your teeth. Created with a medical-grade polyurethane resin, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Every aligner is a...  [Read full blog post]

2 Minutes 2 Times a Day

October 6th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsThe 2 Minutes 2 Times a Day campaign was created by the Ad Council for The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a coalition of nearly three dozen dental health organizations, including the American Dental Association. Your mouth is the gateway to your overall health, and an unhealthy mouth can be linked to diabetes and heart disease. Did you know that dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? Only 44 percent of children brush twice a day and more...  [Read full blog post]

Scheduling Appointments With Medina Orthodontics

September 15th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsIf you are trying to schedule an orthodontic appointment with Medina Orthodontics but are not sure about the specifics, such as how to request an appointment or exactly what you need to be seen for, don’t worry…these are common concerns that many of our patients share. At Medina Orthodontics, we want to make scheduling an appointment with our Katy, TX office as easy as can be. Visiting our office should be done anytime you have a concern or issue with your teeth, jaw,...  [Read full blog post]

Adjusting To Your New Braces

September 2nd 2022
Medina OrthodonticsAs with any change, adjusting to something new can be a little overwhelming. To help you feel more comfortable with your new braces, the team at Medina Orthodontics has put together a few tips and tricks. 1. Be prepared when leaving our office: Before leaving our office, be sure to use your finger and tongue to make sure the wires aren’t extending into areas that might poke your cheeks or run into your tongue the wrong way. Double check your supplies. Ask for our team for...  [Read full blog post]

Ageless Smiles

August 25th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Just as straight, white teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, or worn teeth is associated with age. Beautifully straight, symmetrical white teeth cannot only make you look younger, but they can dramatically improve your confidence. Even if you...  [Read full blog post]

You Can Afford Braces

August 10th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsIf your dentist has told you that you or your child need braces, your first question may have been “How much is that going to cost?” Braces have a bad reputation for being more expensive than most families can afford. The fact is…yes, braces do involve pricey materials as well as many hours of time from a highly specialized professional. However, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn how truly affordable orthodontic care is today. At Medina Orthodontics, we know...  [Read full blog post]

5 Steps to a Healthy Smile

July 25th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsA healthy smile looks and feels terrific. Achieving a healthy smile takes a little effort, but every step is worth it. The 5 steps below are smart ways to care for your smile. There is no quick fix when it comes to doing what’s best, so stick with these steps and we promise you will see results. 1. Brush your Teeth Twice a Day with a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush Bacteria is produced in your mouth in a brief amount of time, and it keeps producing over short periods of time....  [Read full blog post]

What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

July 7th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsAdvancements in orthodontics have given our patients more options for achieving the smile they have always wanted! At Medina Orthodontics, we offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners, like Invisalign! If you’re thinking about improving your smile but can’t picture yourself in braces…Invisalign clear aligners might be the perfect option for you. Most people want to improve their smile but think that traditional metal braces are the only...  [Read full blog post]

Your First Orthodontic Visit

June 22nd 2022
Medina OrthodonticsAt Medina Orthodontics, we are proud to provide high quality orthodontic treatment in a compassionate and friendly environment. Your initial consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have at our office. Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine your main concerns. We will ease your fears by giving you as much information as needed to help you feel comfortable. Each member of our team is friendly and accessible, and...  [Read full blog post]

Welcome to Our Blog!

June 7th 2022
Medina OrthodonticsWelcome to our new blog! We are excited to have an outlet to keep our patients, their families, and their friends up to date on all of the new and amazing things happening at Medina Orthodontics!  Our mission is to provide high quality orthodontic treatment in a compassionate and friendly environment. We listen to our patients concerns and design a treatment plan based on their needs. At Medina Orthodontics we view orthodontic treatment as a team effort between the...  [Read full blog post]

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