Smile TRU Orthodontics

Do you remember when traditional metal braces were the only option for straightening teeth? Although these tried-and-true appliances definitely worked, they brought with them a few problems. People who wore traditional braces had to limit the types of food they ate; they often had a difficult time adequately cleaning their teeth and gums; the braces would sometimes irritate their cheeks and gum tissue; and then there was the inconvenience of having to wear metal braces for months and even years.
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Fortunately, modern dental and orthodontic technology provides today’s dental patients with other options for straightening their teeth without all the disadvantages of metal braces. One of the most effective is Smile TRU Orthodontics, which is why Dr. Russell is so pleased to offer this method to his Austin, TX, area patients.

How it Works

The Smile TRU Orthodontic system involves the patient wearing clear plastic positioners that fit snugly over the top and bottom teeth, but are virtually invisible to anyone else. Slowly, over a period of months, the positioners move the patient’s teeth into new, straighter positions. Because the wearer can remove the positioners to eat, brush and floss, there are no dietary restrictions and the patient can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. And, unlike traditional metal braces, the plastic positioners are comfortable to wear and don’t irritate cheeks and gums.

While there’s no doubt that Smile TRU Orthodontics is an excellent choice for some patients, it may not be the right choice for everyone. Dr. Russell can provide you with more information and tell you whether or not this is the best tooth-straightening method for you.

Dear patients and friends,

I have come to a difficult decision to step away from my dental practice after 30 years in Austin and 41 total years of practicing dentistry. I have enjoyed getting to know and treat every one of you making this decision even more difficult. Retirement will open new opportunities for me and my wife Linda, and we wish every patient the best going forward.

Our website has a form for requesting copies of your treatment records, as well as radiographs which you can print, complete, and either mail or email back to me. I will mail or email those copies to you or to your choice of dental offices within 15 days of receipt of the completed request for a nominal fee of $25. I am required by the State Board of Dental Examiners to maintain patient records for 5 years after the last dental visit on record before disposing of them.

Merrill Russell, DDS

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