Commitments for Orthodontic Success

Successful orthodontic treatment depend on teamwork between the patient and the practice. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your treatment porceeds smoothly and on schedule. For optimal treatment result, we need your cooperation.

Orthodontic Treatment will require you to develop some new routines including avoiding certain types of food. We realize that changing your behavior may be a bit difficult at first, but the length of your treatment time will greatly depend on your cooperation.

How would you like to get your braces off as possible? By working together, we can make this happen.

Helpful Hints About Treatment


  • We will give you a twon-months’ supply of elastics.
  • Be surre to ask at each appointment if you need more elastics.
  • If you start to run low, please call for more.
  • It is best to ask for more BEFORE you run out.
  • For best treatment results, you must wear your elastics CONTINUALLY, both day and night, for them to work in the shortest amount of time.
  • If you have a question bout your elastics wear (duration, pattern, etc.) be sure to ask your orthodontic assistant.

Note: Only wearing elastics at night loosens your tteeth and does not give you the dessired orthodontic results


  • We reserve time for each patient scheduled and work diligently to run on time and provide you with dependable appointment times.
  • Please be on time for your appointmentt.
  • If you need to brush your teeth first, please come at least 5 minutes early.
  • Your appointments are scheduled based on your specific treatment plan. Any change to the timing of your apppointments will likely impact your treatment time and outcome.
  • If you need to change an appointment, please give us 48 hours’ notice.


  • If you notice anything that is loosen or broken, please call immediately for an emergency appointment.
  • We reserve the right to assess a fee of $25 per bracket for excess breakage.


  • This is your most important job while wearing braces! You don’t want to have straight teeth with scars and cavities after your braces are removed.
  • The toughest area to brush is between the braces and your gums. Make sure to brush down with the bristles on the brackets.
  • Make sure to keep your regular hygiene appointments with your dentist and hygienist.

Food Guidelines

Be Very Careful With The Following

  • Chips
  • Hard rolls
  • Pizza crust
  • Pretzels (hard or soft)
  • Hard French fries
  • Hard Toast

Do Not Bite Into

  • Hard candy
  • Lollipops
  • Apples and raw carrots (slice them)

Do not chew on ice or pens

*Please ask your orthodontic assistant if you have a question about a specific food.


  • Sunflower seeds
  • Nuts
  • Jerky
  • Taffy
  • Caramels
  • Licorice
  • Peanut brittle
  • Candied apples
  • Any chewy candy
  • Bubble gum*
  • Popcorn
  • Any sticky, chewy or hard foods

*Note: Absolutely NO gum of any kind can be chewing while in braces. Chewing gum wraps around brackets and wires and causes damage to your orthodontic appliances and your teeth.

A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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