Busting Invisalign Myths

It can be a scary experience when you are given a referral to see an orthodontist or considering improving your smile. Braces are grounds for embarrassment for the self-conscious teen and the up-and-coming professional. Having a mouth full of metal to clean around, eat around, and live around can be daunting. The option that many Read More

New Year New Me

At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At McAllen Orthodontic Group, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.” To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a list Read More

Vegan Diet And Braces

While we’ve all heard that milk is great for building strong bones and teeth, not everyone drinks milk. Although more Americans are becoming proactive about taking care of their overall health, many of us have dietary preferences that exclude dairy products. Both calcium and vitamin D are essential to your oral health, but are you Read More

The Truth About Mail Order Orthodontics

Would you consider undergoing orthodontic treatment to improve your smile without ever having to step foot inside an orthodontic or dental office? In the last couple years, there has been a significant increase in the purchase of mail order orthodontics and at-home teeth straightening kits, especially with teens. What’s the hook? It is advertised as Read More

Alcohol And Oral Health

You already know the effects alcohol can have on your body, but do you know how it can affect your oral health? At the orthodontic office of John A. Gerling DDS MSD, our job is to educate adult patients on how to keep their teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment. Before you pick up that glass Read More