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Welcome to Bracify – 3D Orthodontics

Your Orthodontist Serving Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney

Dr. Ritu Gupta and her staff are committed to providing the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney 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 one of our offices to schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself or your kids.

We now have 2 locations located in Little Elm and Prosper, Texas!

Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney
Orthodontist in Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco and Mckinney

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!

  • Rupal K. Avatar

    I cannot recommend Dr. Gupta and her entire team enough! From the initial visit to now, everyone has always been very professional and friendly. They are very technologically advanced, and they ensure that patients' health comes first by keeping everything clean and organized. They make you feel at home, and everyone is kind and patient. I am so glad I chose Bracify 3D Orthodontics for my braces journey.

    Rupal K.
  • Paula S. Avatar

    We were looking for a dentist for our daughter's orthodontic treatment, and we received Bracify's referral, and from the first appointment we were very happy. The attention and professionalism is excellent. I still needed assistance from another professional, and kindly Adriane helped me even though it was not part of their job. We are happy that our daughter is being looked after so well by these professionals.

    Paula S.
  • Blanca M. Avatar

    I want say thanks for amazing customer service accommodating your patients specially during these hard times! I appreciate you all following the guidelines and taking the time to serve everyone in a timely manner! You guys rock!!!

    Blanca M.
  • Georgia A. Avatar

    Dr. Gupta and her staff are amazing! This was my boys first time ever going to the orthodontist so we were all a little apprehensive on what to expect. Dr. Gupta and her staff walked us through every detail and made us feel very comfortable. I would without a doubt definitely recommend Bracify!

    Georgia A.
  • Jennifer H. Avatar

    Such a wonderful place! Amazing doctor and staff! I can’t explain how welcoming and warm this office is. Dr. Gupta takes the time and explains every part and genuinely cares. I’ve been to many orthodontist but by far this is the best! Customer for life! If I could give 10 stars, I would!!!!!!

    Jennifer H.
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Protecting Your Teeth with Mouthwash

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Get The Most Out Of Invisalign

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Gum Disease, Diabetes, and Orthodontic Treatment

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What are Space Maintainers?

If your child loses a tooth early, for whatever reason, they may need a space maintainer. It is important to understand the benefits of a space maintainer and how

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Protecting Your Teeth with Mouthwash

Protecting Your Teeth with MouthwashBraces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances help to straighten your smile but can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean. During orthodontic treatment it is important to clean between brackets and wires helps to remove leftover food particles and reduce plaque buildup. Without proper oral hygiene practices during your treatment, you are putting yourself at risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and decalcification. Adding a mouthwash to your routine can help to further protect your teeth and ensure they stay healthy during treatment. There are various types of mouthwashes on the market, so we’ve decided to offer some advice on mouthwashes to help you decide which is right for you and your oral care routine.

Is Mouthwash Safe To Use With Braces?

Of course! Similar to floss, mouthwashes are capable of cleaning areas of your teeth that your toothbrush just can’t reach. As you know, orthodontic appliances have the potential to allow plaque to build up, which is why it is so important to stay on top of your oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing at night. Mouthwashes can contain antibacterial ingredients that reduce build up between the teeth, brackets, and wires. This helps to keep your teeth clean and reduce the potential for staining or discoloration which can be a concern during orthodontic treatment.

It is important to note that though mouthwash can be beneficial, it is not an absolute necessity. If you already practice good oral hygiene habits and are diligent in cleaning the hard to reach areas with your orthodontics, you should be fine without it. Still, adding an oral rinse to your routine isn’t a bad idea. We recommend patients speak with their dentist before purchasing mouthwash to ensure they use the best products for their oral health.

Selecting The Right Mouthwash

Generally, we recommend patients select an anti-cavity fluoride mouthwash. This will protect your teeth from the harmful acid produced by bacterial plaque and the fluoride will be absorbed into your teeth to strengthen your enamel against tooth decay and cavities. An advanced fluoride formula will also reduce the change of discoloration under the braces. Be sure you speak with your dentist first to avoid excessive fluoride intake as you may receive a healthy amount in your toothpaste and water.

There are many products to choose from, so when selecting your mouthwash consider your personal oral health goals. Are you wanting to tackle bad breath? Or is plaque and gum disease more your concern? There are two main types of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic.

  • Therapeutic mouthwashes are formulated with medicinal ingredients to improve your oral health in some way by lowering bacterial build-up to help reduce your risk of gum disease, dry mouth, and tooth decay. These are available over the counter and by prescription from your dentist.
  • Cosmetic mouthwashes are designed specifically to control bad breath and leave a pleasant taste in your mouth afterward.

Regardless of what mouthwash you choose, remember that mouthwashes are meant to support good brushing and flossing habits; they should not be used as a substitute cleaning method.

A Proper Routine

Mouthwash should be used after brushing and flossing properly. If your orthodontist has fitted you with elastics, remove them during the cleaning process. Brush with a soft-bristled brush at a 45-degree angle against the gums in a small circular motion. Brush in and around all of the brackets and wires, ensuring that you get underneath the wires as well. Your orthodontist may recommend using special cleaning aids such as interdental brushes or floss threaders to help you clean your teeth efficiently. If you have elastics, replace your elastics as instructed by your orthodontist.

After brushing and flossing, rinse with your dentist-approved mouthwash. Read the label and follow the instructions. Most mouthwashes require you to swish the solution around for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Do not swallow the rinse as some of the ingredients can be harmful if ingested. For the mouthwash to work correctly, you should wait 30 minutes before eating, drinking, or smoking. This will help to prevent tooth decay and white spots.

If you are curious about adding a mouthwash to your daily routine, ask your dentist about which would be right for you. Mouthwash can be used to help with various conditions such as bad breath, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, gum disease, and discolored teeth just to name a few. For more information on mouthwash or to schedule a consultation, contact Bracify 3D Orthodontics today.

Get The Most Out Of Invisalign

Get The Most Out Of InvisalignDo you have crooked or crowded teeth, or perhaps an overbite but don’t want to wear braces? Invisalign might be the right solution for you. Over 7 million people across the world are currently using Invisalign to correct their smiles and every day the number grows. This month, we’d like to take time to remind our patients of the benefits of Invisalign and how to care for their aligners this holiday season.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible, removable, and comfortable aligner that will give you a beautiful and straight smile. It is an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces where the patient wears a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that gently and gradually move their teeth into alignment so that the patient can achieve a healthy bite where the top and bottom teeth properly function and fit together. Clear aligners are great for those who have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, open bites, or even crossbites. However, it is important to note that even though clear aligners can treat a variety of orthodontic conditions, it may not be the best treatment option for everyone.

The Difference

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners put the treatment’s effectiveness on the patient’s shoulders as the patient is responsible for wearing the aligner constantly. For the treatment to work properly, aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours each day unless otherwise instructed. Patients should remove the aligner to eat, drink, brush, and floss their teeth only. Otherwise, they should be worn night and day.

Benefits of Invisalign

There are many orthodontic teeth-straightening treatments available. The most recognized is traditional metal braces that use wires and brackets to move your teeth. Traditional braces can be painful, uncomfortable, and put limitations on diet, which makes clear aligners like Invisalign an appealing alternative to many patients.

Some of the benefits of clear aligner therapy include:

  • They are custom made to fit the patient’s teeth
  • They are removable
  • They are easier to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy
  • They are clear and discreet
  • They are less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks
  • They can help prevent wear on teeth from tooth grinding

How does it work?

Clear aligners work like any other orthodontic appliance where pressure is applied to the teeth, gradually moving them and reshaping the supporting soft tissue and bones. An orthodontist will conduct a full dental exam of the patient’s mouth to assess the most appropriate treatment option. This exam may include digital scans, photographs, impressions, and x-rays. After the orthodontist concludes that Invisalign is right for you, a series of clear aligners are created specifically for your unique dental goals and lifestyle needs.

How long does the treatment take?

The length of treatment can also vary depending on what the patient’s goals are and the condition of the teeth. Your orthodontist will be able to give you a better estimate of how long treatment will take once your doctor has customized your treatment plan. Generally, aligners are changed every 2 weeks to gradually move the teeth. The total number of aligners can vary from patient to patient, though on average patients can go through anywhere from 20-30 aligners during treatment.

Holiday Handling

Though the holidays may look a little different this year, we still would like to remind our patients to take care of their aligners and treatment during the seasonal festivities.

  • Remember to remove your aligner while eating and drinking
  • Store your aligner in its case when not in use
  • Clean your case and aligner regularly with warm water and a soft-bristled brush. Your orthodontist will instruct you on the proper cleaning methods for your aligner.

Even if you can enjoy your favorite holiday sweets and treats, it is important to wear your retainer the recommended hours to maintain your treatment schedule.

If you are interested in Invisalign and wonder if it is right for you, schedule a consultation today. Your orthodontist can suggest the right form of treatment as Invisalign may not be the best treatment method for everyone. For more information, please contact Bracify 3D Orthodonics today.

Gum Disease, Diabetes, and Orthodontic Treatment

Gum Disease, Diabetes, and Orthodontic TreatmentDid you know that over 30 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes? As the number rises in our country, awareness is vital to the prevention and management of this disease. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we would like to join orthodontists across the country in spreading vital information about how diabetes can affect your oral health and influence orthodontic treatment.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition where bacterial growth within the mouth results in an infection of the surrounding and supporting soft tissue of teeth. One of the most common causes of gum disease is the build-up of plaque that hardens into tartar which can only be removed by professionals. This buildup irritates the gums causing them to become swollen, red, and recede. As they recede higher, the infection continues to spread and can lead to eventual tooth and bone loss.

There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. The common symptoms of gingivitis include swollen or red gums that may bleed during brushing and flossing. There is no bone or tissue damage at this stage and teeth are often firmly rooted in place. This stage is reversible with dental cleanings and good oral hygiene habits.

Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease and is the result of gingivitis being left untreated. During this stage, the inner layers of gum and bone have receded from your teeth and formed pockets. These pockets allow for food and bacteria to grow inside leading to further infection. Common symptoms of periodontitis include sensitive teeth, receding gums, the shifting or loss of teeth, and bad breath. If left untreated, the infection can further spread into the bone and jaw area. Periodontitis requires professional treatment and possible surgical options.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Gum disease is often caused by plaque buildup and though there is no difference in buildup between those with diabetes and those without, diabetic patients are more susceptible to infections, increasing their risk of developing gum disease. For this reason, patients must practice good oral hygiene practices.

Additionally, gum disease can lead to an elevation in blood sugar levels that may cause complications for diabetic patients. High blood sugar levels can also encourage plaque buildup furthering the development of gum disease and making it harder for patients to control their blood sugar levels and gum disease.

Patients diagnosed with diabetes are also more susceptible to tooth decay, thrush, and dry mouth. Fortunately, these conditions and diseases can be prevented and managed if you maintain a healthy dental regimen while managing your diabetes.

What does that mean if you need orthodontic care?

Depending on the severity of your condition, orthodontic treatment may or may not be possible. In moderate to severe cases, gum disease can cause your teeth to shift into undesirable positions during treatment. In other cases, the inflammation of gums may cause bleeding and sores due to friction against the appliances during treatment which can lead to infection. These complications may cause treatment to stop early to avoid increasing patient risk of infection.

However, that doesn’t mean that if you are diabetic and have gum disease you are unable to receive orthodontic care. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, we will start by getting your gum disease under control. Once both your gum disease and blood sugar levels are stable, we can begin orthodontic treatment. In some cases, we may recommend aligners as opposed to traditional braces as aligners are removable allowing patients to eat, drink, and clean their teeth easily even with mild cases of gingivitis. Aligner therapy can be a great alternative to patients in maintaining good oral health even with gum disease.

For more information on gum disease and orthodontic treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Bracify 3D Orthodontics today.

What are Space Maintainers?

What are Space Maintainers?
If your child loses a tooth early, for whatever reason, they may need a space maintainer. It is important to understand the benefits of a space maintainer and how they can help to support your child’s oral health.

What is a space maintainer?

A space maintainer is an oral appliance custom-made by orthodontists or dentists made of metal or acrylic. Similar to a retainer, a space maintainer helps to keep the surrounding teeth from moving and preserves the space for the permanent tooth to grow and develop properly. Not all children who lose their baby teeth early will require a space maintainer, but it is recommended that you seek a professional opinion to determine if treatment is needed.

Why are they important to my child’s oral health?

A space maintainer is important because they help to keep your child’s teeth in the right positions. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth may shift towards the empty space. If this happens before your child’s permanent tooth erupts, it can cause issues with your child’s oral development and may lead to future orthodontic treatment.

Types

Space maintainers can be removable (similar to retainers) or they can be fixed and cemented to your child’s mouth. There are four kinds of fixed space maintainers:
Unilateral – Unilateral space maintainers are often used to maintain the space of a single tooth. One side is wrapped around the tooth to secure it from shifting and the other side has a metal loop to maintain the necessary space.
Crown and loop – The crown and loop space maintainers are similar to unilateral ones, except the metal loop is affixed onto a crown to ensure there is enough space for new teeth.
Distal shoe – A distal shoe space maintainer is made of metal and often used for slow-growing molars. This maintainer is more complex and often inserted into the gum line to hold the space.
Lingual – Lingual space maintainers are often used when multiple teeth are missing, especially in the front of the mouth. This device is fixed to both sides of the mouth and attached to the molars.

Treatment

Your child may experience some discomfort during the beginning of the treatment period as it may take a while for your child to adjust to the space maintainer. Once inserted, your dentist will explain how to care for your space maintainer as well as foods you should avoid. Similar to other orthodontic appliances, sticky, chewy goods can loosen or become stuck on your space maintainer and should be avoided.

It is important that children maintain good oral hygiene practices even with a space maintainer. Regular check-ups will be scheduled to monitor the progress of treatment, but your child should also continue to visit the dentist every six months for professional cleanings and routine examinations of their oral health.

For more information on space maintainers or schedule an appointment, please contact Bracify 3D Orthodontics today.

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