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What to Know Before Starting Invisalign

What to Know Before Starting Invisalign

Invisalign is an amazing alternative for adults or teens who want to achieve a straighter smile but in a more discrete fashion than traditional braces. Your orthodontist will tell you that while there are a ton of benefits, Invisalign may not be right for you or your child. Keep reading to learn more.

When Should My Kid See An Orthodontist?

Calendar December 23, 2019

If you have children, you likely have thought about when they need to visit an orthodontist. Many young people get braces to give them straighter and healthier smiles, but most parents don’t know when that should start. At Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we wanted to address this commonly asked question. You Should Start Earlier…

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer After Braces

Calendar September 16, 2019

When you come to Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, you’ll find some of the most effective orthodontics around featuring a wide array of high-quality treatments. Your Boerne orthodontist, Dr. James VandeBerg, is proud to go above and beyond to give you the compassionate orthodontic care that you deserve throughout your entire orthodontic treatment…and this even includes…

Is It Better To Brush Or Floss First?

Is It Better To Brush Or Floss First?

You know that your family dentist recommends both brushing and flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but which one should you do first? At Boerne Orthodontics, we’re happy to help you figure out the answer to that question. As your trusted Boerne pediatric dentist, we deliver compassionate care in a family-friendly environment using state-of-the-art methods.…

5 Holiday Activities

5 Holiday Activities

At Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. But in addition to providing kids throughout Boerne, Fair Oaks, and the surrounding areas with quality pediatric dental treatment in a comfortable office environment, we want to give you and your family a…

Braces at Any Age

At Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to help patients throughout Boerne, TX achieves beautiful smiles through quality braces & Invisalign treatment. While we specialize in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, we use orthodontics to treat patients of all ages – even adults! While many people think that braces are “just for kids,” the truth…

Surviving Thanksgiving with Braces

Surviving Thanksgiving with Braces

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and while many of our patients are getting excited to spend an evening reconnecting with family and indulging in delicious foods, if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with braces this year, you’ve got one more thing on your plate to think about. While delicious, many of the foods we love to enjoy during Thanksgiving…

Back To School With Braces

Calendar September 20, 2018

Starting a new school year is always an exciting process, but for some of our patients, it can also mean making some adjustments. Heading back to school with braces can take some getting used to, and there are a number of changes you’ll need to make to properly care for your braces during school. But don’t worry:…

How To Avoid Bad Breath With Braces

Braces or not, bad breath can always be a potential concern. Our team here at Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is set on helping you solve this problem and prevent issues in the future. Dr. VandeBerg and Dr. Frere proudly provide orthodontic and dental treatment to the Boerne, TX and surrounding areas. Check out our tips to avoid bad…

Benefits of Holistic Dental Care

Your smile is like one big machine, full of countless living parts such as your teeth, gum tissue, and jaw bone. To make sure all of those parts stay healthy and work as they should, there are many types of oral healthcare professionals that focus on providing treatment and care for specific parts of that machine. There…

Does my Child Have a Cavity?

At Boerne Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to help kids throughout the Boerne and Fair Oaks, TX areas develop beautiful, healthy smiles – and much of the work we do centers on preventing and treating cavities. Cavities, also called dental decay, are one of the most common preventable conditions in children, second only to the common cold.…

Infectious Smiles

Calendar February 20, 2018

A smile can be infectious. When someone else smiles, it’s not uncommon to have the urge to smile back. It’s a great way to invoke positive feelings in another person. However, that’s not exactly the meaning of ‘infectious’ that we at Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry have in mind! There’s another type of infectious smile…

Dental Sealants and Cavities

Calendar December 12, 2017

As your premier provider of Boerne and Fair Oaks Invisalign and braces, it’s our aim at Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry to do everything we can to help your child attain a healthy smile. One of the basic fundamentals of achieving a healthy smile lies in the prevention of cavities. To help in this task, our practice…

Sports Drinks & Your Teeth

At Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, your teeth are our number one concern. We want to do all we can to make sure that all our patients are on the right path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We don’t just provide this compassionate care while you’re here to visit your Fair Oaks and Boerne…

My Teen Doesn’t Want Metal Mouth!

Orthodontic treatment is common among teens and adolescents. By the time children have reached this age, all their permanent teeth have arrived, and it is possible to tell if they need adjustment due to misalignment, crowding or other issues. However, as common as braces are, some might prefer a less visible option. For many teens, Invisalign is…

Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety affects a wide range of people, and can keep them from receiving vital dental care. Often, this anxiety stems from unpleasant experiences in the past, usually during childhood. Using sedation dentistry can help overcome this issue and allow you to have your teeth properly cared for. What Causes Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety can occur for…

What To Do If a Child Has Tooth Decay

Tooth decay in children is unfortunately a common problem. Children’s oral health is as important as their overall health, yet sometimes this isn’t recognized because children lose their baby teeth, making them seem less important. However, it’s vital that your child have regular checkups and any necessary treatment if a cavity does occur. Treating and Preventing Tooth…

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment For Comfort and Convenience

Invisalign is a relatively new approach to orthodontic treatment. It’s gained in popularity because the clear plastic trays are virtually invisible and don’t detract from your appearance. The trays are also more comfortable than traditional metal brackets. Advantages of Invisalign The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions orthodontic work is traditional braces, with their…

Is Flossing Possible With Braces?

Orthodontics is treatment to move your teeth into the right position, but the treatments used can present a challenge to maintaining your everyday oral hygiene. If you are wearing braces, flossing is not only possible, but it’s important to maintain the health of your teeth. Your orthodontist and your dentist can provide you with tools that will help…