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Welcome to Bracify – 3D Orthodontics In Little Elm

3D Orthodontics in Little Elm

Dr. Ritu Gupta and her staff are committed to providing the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in Little Elm, Texas by taking advantage of the modern technology and gentle care.

We provide all modern orthodontic treatment with a gentle touch. We provide all types of braces for people of all ages including children, teens, and adults. We have invested heavily in our advanced i-CAT® 3D CT scanner and intraoral digital scanner which enables us to create the customized care for each patient.

We at Bracify 3D Orthodontics are looking forward to working with you to make your orthodontic treatment a fun and meaningful experience! Contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself or your kids.

Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX
Orthodontist in Little Elm, TX

July 1, 2018

Bracify 3D Orthodontics

Come join our Free Art Class in the Bracify Commons Room. The class will take place Wednesday, July 25 for ages 7 to 10 from 3pm to 4pm. We had so much fun in the first class so we are really looking forward to the next. The very talented Artist, Zahra Jahanyfard will be teaching.

June 21, 2018

Bracify 3D Orthodontics

Come join the fun!! This is an invitation for Bracify’s first FREE Art Class for kids! The class will be for ages 4-7. The location will be our office in the Bracify Commons Room, July 12, 10am-11:00am. Seating is limited. Please rsvp through Facebook, call us at 972-525-5500 or email us. info@bracifyortho.com

Our Holiday party was a success. Thanks to all whom were part of our celebration

What Our Patients Are Saying!

  • Ziad M. Avatar

    Great and kind doctor, friendly staff and clean office. Highly recommended.

    Ziad M.
  • Akash G. Avatar

    Had a great experience at Bracify. Dr. Ritu Gupta and her staff were very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend it someone who wants an orthodontic treatment in Dallas.

    Akash G.
  • BL D. Avatar

    Dr. gupta & her staff are really nice , They are very caring

    BL D.
  • Jen Avatar

    Wonderful staff and Dr. Gupta is the best!

    Jen
  • Elle L. Avatar

    What a beautiful location with a wonderful front office staff. We love a group that will support one another and this is definitely one. I walked into this office last week and was blown away by the amazing look of the location, its extremely awesome and colorful. What kid or adult couldn't feel comfortable here. Had a wonderful time visiting with this crew at the medical meet up as well. Dr Gajendra Hope's to see you again soon.

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6 Tips To Get The Most From An Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is an excellent option for adults and teens interested in straightening their smile without traditional metal brackets or wire braces!

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign is known for being more convenient and less painful than some of the conventional options, but there are things you must do to ensure it’s a successful form. If you fail to take care of your teeth while using Invisalign, you won’t get the beautiful smile you long for and deserve. Here are some of the essential tips to remember when using Invisalign!

You Must Rinse and Floss Daily

The most important tip – no matter where you read about Invisalign treatments – is to rinse and floss every single day after you eat. Most people remember to brush their teeth after eating. However, rinsing with water will help to loosen the food particles, and you can floss to help get rid of food that has gotten stuck between the teeth.

Think of your Invisalign as being your real teeth. Treat them like you would regular teeth – brush, rinse, and floss. By doing this, you improve your chances of successful treatment.

What many people fail to recognize is that Invisalign is plastic aligner, which will hold onto food even after brushing. That is why it is so essential to rinse and floss after eating or drinking.

Wear Your Aligners

If you want to get the most from your Invisalign aligners quickly, you should be wearing them at least 22 hours a day, removing them for times when you’re eating, drinking or playing some contact sports. (Don’t forget to brush and floss after eating and drinking before putting the aligners back in, and then brush again to minimize bacteria in your mouth.)

If you decide to keep wearing your Invisalign aligner while playing contact sports, consider buying a mouth guard to protect your “investment” and teeth.

Use Chewies

Invisalign treatment is only successful when each tooth fits appropriately in the aligner. How do you know if your aligner isn’t fitting just right? If you feel air gaps between the teeth and aligner, then there is an issue. This is where chewies come in to help. They are small, plastic cylindrical cushions that will help in sealing the aligner, so they fit against your teeth.

Regular use of chewies can improve the chances of the treatment finishing in a shorter time frame. Just use them several times a day for up to 10 minutes each time to get the benefit they provide.

Change Aligners When Directed

Your orthodontist is going to give you a schedule of when you need to change your aligners. Don’t ignore it. Don’t think you can wait a few more days before changing them or that you can change them a day or two early. Changing them early or late can harm the overall treatment.

See Your Orthodontist Regularly and Get Your Cleanings

You already know how important oral health is, which is why it’s stressed that you get your teeth cleaned two times a year. Many people neglect their mouth, which can lead to other health problems. If you’re seeing an orthodontist for Invisalign treatment, you don’t want to ignore your cleaning.

On top of that, your orthodontist can determine if the Invisalign isn’t working like it should, making adjustments where necessary and coming up with solutions, so you get the most from the treatment.

Use Your Retainer

Once you have finished wearing your aligners, your retainer is another essential part of your treatment. The retailer should be worn every day until your orthodontist tells you it’s okay to wear it only at night.

Always follow your orthodontist’s instructions regarding the treatment plan to ensure its success. It can take anywhere from six months to a year for your Invisalign treatment to work. It’s not uncommon for many people to need another set of Invisalign aligners in the middle of their treatment, but remember what the goal is: to give you a beautiful smile you desire and deserve.

Book an appointment with our team at Bracify 3D Orthodontics to see if Invisalign is right for you!

Dental Wax: Your Sidekick in Living with Braces

Ah, braces. A necessary pain. Braces can be uncomfortable at times, but luckily, that is exactly what dental wax is for. Like a knight in pearly-white armor, dental wax is here to save the day!

What is Dental Wax?

Dental wax is a natural wax, usually made from beeswax, carnauba, or paraffin that you apply to your braces to give them a smoother, more comfortable surface. The wax provides a buffer between the hard metal and your soft mouth. It’s great when your braces feel “scratchy” or when a wire breaks and you need to keep it from stabbing into your mouth while you wait for an orthodontist visit.

Unfortunately, if you accidentally digest even the smallest amount, you’ll need to go to the ER to have it removed from your stomach. Kidding! Only kidding. It wouldn’t make much sense to put a toxic product in your mouth, now, would it? (I’m looking at you, tobacco users). Dental wax is perfectly safe and it’s ok to accidentally swallow some as it wears away. Some waxes may even be flavored with mint or other natural and safe ingredients.

Over time, dental wax will wear away and rub or flake off your braces. That is totally normal, and again, it’s safe to digest. If your braces get uncomfortable, simply apply another layer.

How to Apply It

Before you do anything, wash your hands to avoid putting unwanted germs and bacteria in your mouth. Then, you will want to brush your teeth, specifically focusing on where you want to apply the wax.

The wax itself is solid at room temperature, but you can soften and shape it by squeezing and rolling it around in your hands. You will want to stick with a small amount, maybe the size of a pea. Once the wax is soft enough, simply push it onto the part of the braces where you need it. You could also use your tongue to get it exactly where you want it.

Eating with the wax on can be a little difficult since it may stick to your food. You can remove it before eating, but if you decide to leave it on, be sure to replace any dirty wax after you eat. It wouldn’t do any good to your smile if you had old food stuck to your teeth.

You can use floss to remove the wax as long as you are careful not to damage your braces or gums.

You Can Survive Braces

Life with braces can be a drag sometimes, but it is well worth it. Your orthodontist and dental wax are both there to help. Use the wax as your sidekick to help you survive the day-to-day and always be sure to make an appointment Bracify 3D Orthodontics if you need help or have questions about living with your braces.

How are Metal and Ceramic Braces Different?

Getting braces is a major orthodontic procedure. For many, they are necessary in order to straighten their teeth and make for a great smile. However, it can be a challenge to decide what type of braces to get––metal braces or ceramic braces. While both serve the same purpose and have the same goal, there are a variety of differences that may cause you to go with one over the other. Read on for more information on ceramic and metal braces to help you determine what will work best.

METAL BRACES

Metal braces are the most popular and most commonly used style of braces. They are made of stainless-steel brackets which are held together with metal wire and small rubber bands. Metal braces are strong, durable, and highly effective in straightening teeth and correcting bite formation. Metal braces have been a mainstay in oral health for over 100 years;they are both reliable and effective. However, today’s braces are smaller and far more complex than the models that were used in the early 20th century.

CERAMIC BRACES

Ceramic braces are built in the same way as metal braces, but they are made out of porcelain rather than stainless steel. This is generally so that they can be made to match the color of the wearer’s teeth. White wires and clear brackets are generally used in conjunction with ceramic braces in order to give a minimal and sometimes nearly-invisible appearance. Ceramic braces perform the same job that metal braces do, but they sometimes must be worn for longer as they are not as strong and suffer from additional friction throughout the treatment.

BENEFITS OF METAL BRACES

As mentioned, metal braces tend to be stronger because of their material. They are also usually a bit cheaper than their ceramic counterparts. They will work faster, which will allow you to finish treatment as quickly as 6 months, depending upon the severity of your condition. Because they are so sturdy, many people opt for metal braces in order to guarantee that their treatment will be quick and effective.

BENEFITS OF CERAMIC BRACES

Ceramic braces provide a far more desirable aesthetic than metal braces. If you are self-conscious about your appearance, you may decide to go with ceramic braces to minimize their conspicuousness. You can customize the color of the ceramic to match your teeth, making them look as natural as possible. Ceramic braces might also be necessary for those who have a metal allergy that renders them unable to wear metal braces.

WHICH BRACES SHOULD YOU GET?

Whether you opt for metal or ceramic braces usually comes down to personal preference and financial plausibility. Many adults go with ceramic braces because they can afford to and because they don’t want to have the appearance of metal braces. However, some people trust the durability of metal braces and choose them, knowing that their treatment will be quicker.

Please contact Bracify 3D Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment!

Guide To Flossing And Maintaining Oral Hygiene With Braces

Most people are aware of the importance of oral hygiene. Maintaining careful and consistent oral hygiene becomes absolutely necessary when a person has braces.

Inadequate brushing and flossing may cause white and yellow spots to develop on the teeth. This discoloration may negatively affect the overall appearance of one’s smile, which counteracts the braces’ ability to make your smile straighter and nicer.

To ensure that you have a healthy smile after your braces are removed, make sure to take care of your teeth during the process.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN MAINTAIN ORAL HYGIENE WITH BRACES:

  • Brushing Frequently – When a person eats with braces, there is always a chance that food will get stuck in their braces. Therefore, a person with braces needs to brush as soon as they are done eating. Usually, this means brushing at least three times a day. Brushing frequently should be made into a habit with braces in order to avoid cavities. Use fluoride toothpaste and replace your brush often, as the bristles tend to wear down more quickly with braces.
  • Interdental Brushes – These are small brushes which help to reach every nook and cranny of your teeth and other oral appliances. They help to remove large pieces of rubbish and food from your teeth. Use interdental brushes before you use a normal brush.
  • Flossing – Flossing dislodges the food stuck between your teeth and helps to remove harmful plaque. It may be difficult to floss with braces.
  • Mouthwash – Rinse your mouth with water or a strong mouthwash to help kill the bacteria and remove the biofilm from your tongue.

FLOSSING WITH BRACES

How do you floss when the string always gets stuck in the brace wire? Here are two options that will allow you to do so easily:

  • Traditional flossing with a waxed floss. Take the floss and thread it between the braces’ wire and your teeth in a U shape. Press the floss between your index finger and start moving it up and down gently so as to prevent the floss from getting caught in the wire. For the top teeth, floss in an upside down U shape. Floss up to the gum line. Slowly and gently remove the floss. Repeat the process on your bottom teeth.
  • Waterpik flossing. With a waterpik, you can floss much more quickly. Fill the water reservoir with water. Take the tapered tip and insert it into the water. Press it to make sure that the water goes through the flosser. Place the flosser in your mouth and turn the water flosser on. Allow the water to gently drain from your mouth. Do not spit all of it out at once. Carefully guide the water stream back and forth across your gum line and between your teeth.
  • You can even use dental tape or a floss threader, both of which are much more affordable

Keeping your oral hygiene in check while having braces is crucial so as to prevent any further problems from arising. By using these tips, you will help to ensure that your post-braces smile is as good as can be!

Make an appointment at Bracify 3D Orthodontics to check up on your braces and to ask your orthodontist for more ways to make sure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible!

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