What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know During This Time

First and foremost, if we’re open it is because we feel it’s safe for you to come in. Here are a few important things your orthodontist wants you to know during this time:   1. Your oral health is representative of your overall health. Now isn’t a time to let it slide. Orthodontists routinely utilize appliances such as springs, coils [...]

What Candy Can You Eat with Braces?

Worried your braces might ruin your Halloween fun? Spooky thought – but never fear! Enjoying good candy with braces is still an option. But first, avoid damaging your braces and risking your successful orthodontic treatment by learning which candy might loosen the brackets attached to your teeth. Candies to avoid with braces These candies may damage orthodontic appliances and can [...]

How Braces Work

Successful orthodontic treatment depends on three things – pressure, time and cooperation. Braces – a fixed orthodontic appliance typically comprised of brackets,bands and wires – put pressure on teeth to gradually move them into the correct position over time. Patient cooperation is needed by keeping teeth clean, avoiding food items that break the brackets, limiting sugary drinks, visiting the general [...]

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. “Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child’s first check-up with an orthodontist be performed when an orthodontic problem is first recognized, but no later than age [...]

6 Facts About Two-Phase Treatment

Problems that will eventually need orthodontic attention can become obvious long before a child has all of their permanent teeth. Depending on the type of problem a child has, an AAO orthodontist may recommend two-phase treatment. It means that treatment is done at two different times, often to take advantage of predictable stages of dental development and physical growth. Here [...]

COVID-19 Update – Suspending all scheduled appointments until further notice

Dear Patients and Families of Tolleson Orthodontics, Due to the ongoing efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the state of Texas greatly limited our ability to physically see any patients, except in true medical emergency situations, until April 22, 2020.  This state mandate affects all dental providers. However, do not worry; we are here for you! Please TEXT our office [...]

Smiles Are Global!!!!

At Tolleson Orthodontics, we truly believe Every Smile Matters and that this motto goes beyond straightening teeth. Each month, we continue to support our Compassion kids, Miracle and Fritza in honor of our new patients that start treatment with us every month. Our vision for building smiles doesn’t just exist within the walls of our office! We want it to [...]

It’s Our Mantra Here at Tolleson Orthodontics…

“EVERY SMILE MATTERS”! To us, all smiles are beautiful! We believe that a smile is an outward reflection of the beauty within a person. You know that feeling you get when you smile at the person in the grocery as you pass or the person getting gas next to you or maybe your best friend and they return the smile [...]

It’s All About The BITE!

Your bark may be worse than your bite, but your bite is a very important part of your oral health. In orthodontics, “bite” refers to the way upper and lower teeth come together. A bad bite, called a “malocclusion,” happens when teeth meet improperly, or they don’t meet at all. While each individual bite problem is unique, there are seven [...]

3rd Annual Run 4 Elise and WE ARE HERE FOR IT!

2019 marks the 3rd year that Tolleson Orthodontics has been involved with the Swim4Elise foundation and the 2nd year as title sponsor! Not only are the Cerami’s Tolleson Ortho family, they are model representations of what it means to take action in the community and we are INSPIRED!       The Run4Elise is an event that helps support water [...]