If Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu and our team at Central Texas Orthodontics have recommended a palatal expander, you might be wondering what it is and how it will help you. A palatal expander is a small appliance fitted in your mouth to create a wider space in the upper jaw. It is […]
Braces-Friendly Recipe: Breakfast
Kids can be picky eaters. How many times have you seen your child try to hide the peas under a mound of mashed potatoes? At Central Texas Orthodontics, Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu and our team understand how hard it can be to get your child to eat the recommended daily allowance of […]
When You Need Immediate Care, We Are Here For You
At Central Texas Orthodontics, we know orthodontic emergencies are neither convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu and our team are more than willing to see you after hours or over the weekend. As a general rule, you should call our Austin, TX office when […]
Braces-Friendly Recipe: Dinner
Wearing braces during your treatment at Central Texas Orthodontics presents some unique challenges in the types of food you can safely eat. The wrong items can be difficult to remove from between your teeth and the appliance. Other foods may even break or loosen your braces. Dinner recipe ideas Lasagna is a great dinner choice […]
At Central Texas Orthodontics, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Austin, TX area to the national level! When Americans sit down to dinner on the last Thursday of November, the day that Abraham […]
Does My Child Need Two-Phase Treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment involves two separate and distinct periods that your child receives orthodontic treatment. It allows your son or daughter to begin early treatment of bite and jaw problems, in order to reduce the dental issues he or she experiences later on. Two-phase orthodontic treatment with Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu can […]
Five Braces-Friendly Dinner Recipes
Did you know that more than four million children throughout the US and Canada have braces? At Central Texas Orthodontics, Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu and our staff know that kids can be picky and meticulous eaters. If cooking for children without braces is difficult, preparing meals for children with braces is especially daunting. “Comfort […]
Why Should I Visit The Dentist During Treatment?
So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Drs. Brian St. Louis and George Cantu every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment. In short, the answer is yes. Today, we […]
Halloween Fun With Braces
Halloween is a favorite holiday among children due to the festive games, imaginative costumes, and candy. Modern celebrations stem from a combination of traditions from Pagan and Christian traditions throughout the centuries. The original holiday was called Samhain and derived from the ancient Druids of Ireland. In their belief system, November 1st marked the beginning […]
What Should I Ask During My Orthodontic Consultation?
If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at Central Texas Orthodontics. During the consultation we will actively listen to your concerns and address all of your questions, as well as discuss a treatment options that would best suit […]
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