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Braces Are a Family Affair! [video]

After being told by a dentist and three orthodontists that his very young daughter needed to have several teeth surgically removed, Fred brought her to us. We not only corrected both his daughters’ orthodontic issues without removing teeth, we gave Fred the straight, stunning smile he’s always wanted. He is thrilled with the results, and ...

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Braces Aren’t Just for Kids!

Not so long ago, people who wanted to correct a crooked, crowded, or misaligned smile didn’t have much choice in terms of orthodontics. Shiny metal braces were attached to the fronts of the teeth, clearly visible every time the person opened his or her mouth. So perhaps it’s not surprising that braces were largely the domain of teenagers. ...

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Dr. Leiker Explains Invisalign [video]

Several years ago, Dr. Leiker didn’t offer Invisalign because its benefits were limited to people with very minor orthodontic problems. But today’s Invisalign is much more powerful and appropriate for patients with a wider range of issues. Dr. Leiker has not only become a fan, but he completed the Invisalign Master’s Training ...

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What to Eat (and Not Eat) with Braces

Getting braces on your teeth is a big change in a lot of ways. Even looking at yourself in the mirror can be a shock! You have to learn how to speak clearly, clean underneath all those brackets and wires, and then there’s the whole issue of eating. Gone — or at least put on hold — are the days of eating whatever you want, whenever you ...

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Do You Have a Bad Bite? [quiz]

Bad bite, or malocclusion, is when your upper and lower teeth don’t line up correctly or are crooked. Underbites, overbites, crossbites, and open bites are all types of malocclusion. Left untreated, a bad bite can result in a range of unpleasant symptoms. To book an appointment at Leiker Orthodontics of The Woodlands and Conroe, TX, call ...

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Kathryn T. Smiles More! [video]

Kathryn was a little nervous about getting her new braces. But she found Dr. Leiker and the staff of Leiker Orthodontics to be so warm and welcoming, her fears were erased. And now that she has her beautifully straight teeth, she finds herself smiling more easily. “It’s just a really friendly place. . . . The people here are all super nice ...

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Traditional Braces Still Get It Done [video]

When it comes to efficiently fixing severe orthodontic problems, nothing works as well as traditional metal braces. In this video, Dr. Leiker discusses the benefits of traditional braces, and the advantages of self-ligating brackets over elastics. To learn more or book an appointment at either of our offices (The Woodlands or Conroe, TX), call ...

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Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment [infographic]

Dr. Leiker recommends all children come in for their first orthodontic screening around age 7. If warranted, early orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the child’s still-growing palate. It can help guide the growth of the jawbone and teeth, fix bad bites and overcrowding, and prevent the need for more invasive procedures later on. ...

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Have a Braces-Friendly Halloween

Have you picked out a super-amazing costume that you know will impress all your friends? Maybe you have parties to go to, or have plans for trick-or-treating and collecting piles of candy. But wait, your braces. Sweet, sticky, Halloween treats are potentially hazardous for anyone’s dental health. But when you have braces attached to your teeth, ...

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Stress-Free Orthodontics [video]

It’s completely normal to be nervous about your first orthodontic appointment. At Leiker Orthodontics, we strive to not only give you the best, most cutting-edge clinical care, but to give you a completely comfortable experience. A welcoming staff. A serenely decorated office. A beverage bar with drinks and snacks. And a video arcade in the ...

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