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  • How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

    22 Jun 2017 | 0 Comments

    As a leading provider of San Antonio Invisalign, many of our patients here at UC Smiles Orthodontics choose to use clear, removable aligners to improve their smiles. If you’re just beginning your Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering how you should clean your aligners. It’s very important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine so your aligners are clean and odor-free. Failing to clean your aligners properly after eating and drinking can result in discoloration and a buildup of bacteria. The good news is that you can enjoy clean Invisalign aligners by following these do’s and don’ts.

  • Waterpiks vs. Flossing: Which Is Better?

    02 May 2017 | 0 Comments

    When you’re looking for San Antonio braces or other orthodontic treatments, we at UC Smiles Orthodontics are proud to provide you with the best. As your trusted San Antonio orthodontist, we strive to go above and beyond to offer you excellence in orthodontic care. It’s our goal to see you end up with the healthiest smile possible, which is also why we recommend keeping up with a strong oral hygiene regimen. A vital part of this regimen includes flossing. While we’re all familiar with how dental floss works, there’s a newer, advanced device, known as the Waterpik, that’s also excellent at removing food from between the teeth. You may be wondering which one of these methods is better. Floss and Waterpiks each have their pros and cons.

  • The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Care

    27 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    UC Smiles Orthodontics ensures that patients of all ages receive the orthodontic care they deserve. From treatment during childhood to treatment in adolescence and adulthood, our orthodontist Dr. Bebe will take the time and care to recommend the best orthodontic treatment for your situation and lifestyle. If you bring your child into our San Antonio or Universal City office for an orthodontic evaluation, Dr. Bebe may recommend early orthodontic treatment.

  • Braces vs Invisalign

    22 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    When it comes to orthodontic treatment methods, two of the most popular orthodontic appliances used today are conventional braces and Invisalign. While both of these treatment methods work in the same basic way by applying consistent pressure to the teeth to move the teeth into the desired position, there are several key differences between the two. Below is a brief comparison between San Antonio braces and Invisalign which can help you decide which treatment method you’d prefer to ask Dr. Bebe about at your first visit with us.

  • Braces-Friendly Recipe For A Spook-tacular Halloween

    19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    With Halloween soon approaching and the treat eating imminent, as your local San Antonio orthodontist, we want all of our patients to enjoy Halloween while protecting their orthodontic appliances from damage. If you have braces, there are certain foods you should avoid to prevent breaking a bracket or wire. However, Dr. Bebe has picked out a delicious recipe that’s braces-friendly and allows for a fun celebration of Halloween!

  • Eating Right While Wearing Braces

    18 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: News, General, FAQ

    Orthodontic treatment is an important investment, so you’ll want to be sure you’re taking care of your orthodontic appliances to get the best results from wearing metal or clear braces. Dr. Bebe and her orthodontic team at UC Smiles Orthodontics want you to achieve a perfect smile, so we encourage you to take care of your teeth, gums, and braces to avoid damaging your orthodontic appliances, suffering from an orthodontic emergency, and prolonging your orthodontic treatment time.

  • Spring Time Braces-Friendly Recipes

    25 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Just because you wear braces doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a delicious springtime treat. Your favorite San Antonio and Universal City orthodontics team understand the struggle you feel when surrounded by sticky, gooey, and crunchy candies throughout the different seasons and holidays. That’s why we have compiled a couple of our favorite springtime recipes to share with you this month, so you can enjoy a sweet snack without the guilt of damaging your braces.

  • National Children's Dental Health Month

    05 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Each year, the month of February is recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is done to help in increasing oral health awareness and promoting healthy smiles for children.

  • X Mas Candy Orthodontic Tips

    16 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Candy canes, peppermint swirls, peanut butter cups, caramels and so much more are all Christmas candies in abundance during the holiday season. The holidays are known for tempting goodies and sweet treats but that doesn't mean your kids need to end up at the dentist after the holidays with cavities.

  • October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

    01 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    For most children, October means one thing: Halloween candy. For orthodontists, it’s a month for embracing a beautiful, healthy smile in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. After all, we all know that Halloween treats tend to play tricks on patients. That’s why UC Smiles Orthodontics offers our patients and the entire community five timely tips to protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic “appliances” while protecting teeth from decay.

  • Going Back to School with New Orthodontic Braces

    17 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: News, General

    It's that time of the year again when kids are beginning to become excited about the upcoming school year. UC Smiles Orthodontics serves patients from all over, including Universal City, Stone Oak and San Antonio. These include middle schools like Barbara Bush Middle and Kitty Hawk; as well as high schools like Randolph Field or Ronald Reagan High. Therefore we'd like to offer a few tips for our school-aged patients wearing new braces as they head back to the classroom.

  • Summer - The Perfect Time for Braces

    18 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: News, General

    Summer is here, and kids everywhere are joyfully looking forward to endless afternoons of freedom, friends, and fun in the sun. But summer isn't just a time for decompressing - summer is also one of the best times of the year to begin orthodontic treatment. For this blog, we'll look at a few of the reasons that make summer such an excellent time for braces.

  • National Facial Protection Month

    03 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    April is National Facial Protection Month. As we return to outdoor sports and other activities, April is an appropriate time to remind you about the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from dental and facial injuries. Whether at a practice, at a game, or simply enjoying some fun in the neighborhood, it's important to play it safe. That is why we here at UC Smiles Orthodontics would like to remind everyone of the importance of wearing the proper protection when playing in sports and other physical activities.

  • Valentine's Day Blog

    09 Feb 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Hi everyone! So Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and here at UC Smiles Orthodontics, we are getting into the spirit by spreading love all around the office and towards our fantastic patients. For those of you who may not be aware already, we are currently holding our Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kiss Contest!

  • Welcome Blog

    15 Jan 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    UC Smiles is more than just an orthodontic practice for people in Stone Oak, Universal City, and San Antonio. We see ourselves as an integral part of these communities and look to better them by contributing our expert knowledge in the field of orthodontics. Through these blogs, we hope to discuss various topics both widely known and obscure in the orthodontic field and will format them in a way that everyone can understand!