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Dr. Robert J. Lugo is an orthodontist who displays passion in all that he does. Dr. Lugo, a native of Puerto Rico, began his pursuit of orthodontics in his native country. Columbia University rounded out his professional education, which he has been using to improve the smiles of children and adults in the greater McKinney and Plano communities. Dr. Lugo strives to improve the dental health of patients both old and young, which is why he instructs area school children on oral health and dental hygiene. He is also a proud member of both the Hispanic Dental Society and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Robert J. Lugo is waiting to hear from you! If you would like to improve the look of your smile, let North Texas Orthodontic Associates, P.A. provide you with the comprehensive orthodontic services you deserve. Call us today at (469) 444-2008 to schedule an appointment at our McKinney, Plano, Allen, or Frisco location.
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Your choice of orthodontist is one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your outward appearance and oral health. Your smile is often the first characteristic that people notice, and given the impact that teeth placement can have on dental wellness, your treatment can affect your risk for cavities and gum disease for years to come. Consider these suggestions for finding an orthodontist with the right qualifications:
Seek Expert Care
Orthodontists are trained solely to correct malocclusions that can influence the look, structure, and function of your teeth, gums, and jaw. This makes them the ideal choice for your orthodontic needs. Dentists can provide orthodontic services, but they may make up only a fraction of the work they offer patients. Should they put their time toward other dental procedures, they necessarily would not have the same level of experience as a professional who is fully devoted to orthodontics. When looking for someone to address your misalignment concerns, seek the help of an orthodontist rather than dentist.
One of the most effective ways to gauge the work of an orthodontist is to learn about his past treatment experiences and patients. The testimonials of prior patients can reveal a significant amount of information about an orthodontist. In some cases, it can highlight the types of care at which he is most proficient and ways in which he addresses the unique problems of each patient.
As qualified as an orthodontist may be, he should also be able to put his patients at ease. When you meet with an orthodontist, note his demeanor. Is he friendly? Is he quick to answer your questions with terminology that you can easily understand? Is he willing to offer you different treatment options? These questions can help you better assess how accommodating an orthodontist may be to your needs and sensitive your personal preferences. He should also make you the sole focus of his attention for the duration of your consultation with him.
At North Texas Orthodontic Associates, P.A., we always make our patients our top priority from the moment they walk through our door. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, let us help you decide the type of care that best suits your needs. For more information on our services for the residents of Frisco, Plano, Allen, and McKinney, call (469) 444-2008.
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Is your teen about to undergo orthodontic treatment? This rite of passage befalls millions of teenagers each year. In fact, your teen may be one among many of his peers with braces. However, this new aspect of his life is a transition that you can facilitate with the following suggestions:
Support Diet Changes
Braces may demand some changes to your teen’s normal eating habits. For instance, does he regularly eat apples for lunch? Because this fruit can get stuck in brace brackets, you might want to suggest a suitable substitute. Hard or chewy sweets may also be off-limits while your teen undergoes orthodontic treatment. During the first few days of wearing his braces, your teenager might have difficulty eating mildly tough or solid food. To show your consideration for his condition, have the whole family enjoy a meal that he can eat, such as omelets or soup.
Provide Cleaning Aids
Even when he is careful about his eating habits, your teen may periodically get food lodged between his brackets and wire. To avoid any visible food particles in his braces, give your teen a supply of toothpicks that he can use to loosen food remnants. You may also want to invest in a floss threader that he can use to move his floss under his archwire. Brace brackets can wear out toothbrushes more quickly as well, so always having a new toothbrush on hand can prevent inadequate oral hygiene care due to disintegrated brush bristles.
Discuss Treatment Details
Orthodontic treatment is different for each person who receives it. When your teen has an estimate of how long he own orthodontic care will last, it can help him to better cope with his treatment. Having a treatment timeframe can also increase excitement for future events, such as a school dance or graduation, when he will finally get to show off his newly straightened teeth. You and your teen can also discuss any questions you have with your orthodontist to ensure that your teenager is comfortable about the treatment he will receive.
North Texas Orthodontic Associates, P.A. can make your teen’s orthodontic experience a positive one. Our team of orthodontic professionals provides capable treatment services and compassionate personal support. Call (469) 444-2008 to set up an appointment with one of our Plano, McKinney, Allen, or Frisco orthodontists.