The team at Star Orthodontics is committed to providing our patients with Star Treatment and Star Results!
Dr. Roxanne Robertson has over 30 years of experience in dentistry and has provided orthodontic treatment to over 20,000 patients in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area.
Our team specializes in helping children, teens and adults achieve a healthy, beautiful smile by providing orthodontic solutions tailored to suit each patient's lifestyle and personal preferences. We offer a full range of braces, including traditional metal, clear braces, gold braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. We understand that orthodontic treatment is a financial commitment for your family so we offer many different financing options to meet your specific needs. Our hours are designed to accommodate your busy schedule and we offer early morning, lunch hour, evening and Saturday appointments.
We take pride in the level of orthodontic care we provide and have created a unique environment to help you feel at home while in our care. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced technology available, including digital imaging, which allows us to keep our patients thoroughly educated about their orthodontic treatment progress.
We believe our highly skilled team and our innovative treatments and technologies will give you the confidence that you are receiving the highest standard of orthodontic care available. At Star Orthodontics, your smile is our top priority!
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Posted 12:21 AM 12/16/2010
Dec. 15, 2010 -- An advisory panel today recommended that the FDA examine all relevant evidence in reviewing its 2009 ruling that mercury-containing fillings known as dental amalgams are safe.
The agency needs to look at "not just certain studies but all scientifically sound studies," said panel member Judith Zelikoff, PhD, of the Institute of Environmental Medicine in Tuxedo, N.Y.
Posted 11:46 PM 12/14/2010
Dec. 14, 2010 -- An FDA panel met today to begin hearing testimony regarding the agency's position that dental fillings that contain mercury pose no danger to the public.
In 2009, the FDA declared the fillings, known as dental amalgams, safe. However, they have since received several petitions criticizing that decision.
Posted 12:18 AM 11/9/2010
One zing to the nerve of a tooth after a sip or bite of food is enough to send even the hungriest bear running from the kitchen. Sensitive teeth can seriously limit the enjoyment of your favorite fare.
So if ice cream meeting your tooth has you seeing stars, the layer beneath the surface of your tooth (called dentin) has become exposed, says Eric Sung, DDS, professor at UCLA's School of Dentistry. This happens when the hard outer covering of a tooth -- (More)
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Posted 6:40 PM 10/26/2010
Oct. 26, 2010 -- A new study suggests eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as salmon and nuts, may help prevent gum disease or periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a common type of gum disease in which the gum tissue separates from the teeth and allows bacteria to build up. If untreated, the condition can lead to bone and tooth (More)
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Posted 10:29 PM 10/18/2010
Oct. 18, 2010 -- Heart attack and stroke risk may rise in the month following invasive dental treatments such as tooth extractions, a study shows.
The risk returns to normal levels within six months, according to the study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Posted 11:04 PM 10/13/2010
Posted 9:07 PM 9/7/2010
Sept. 7, 2010 -- Parents worried about mercury in amalgam dental fillings now have a new bugbear: BPA from dental sealants and "white" fillings.
Bisphenol A -- BPA -- is a resin used in many kinds of plastics, including some water bottles and metal food can liners. Emerging evidence suggests, but does not prove, that BPA can have harmful effects on (More)
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Posted 7:25 PM 8/19/2010
Your mouth is more than just a pretty smile. It's also a gateway to your overall health. Keeping that gateway clean may keep you healthier longer -- and looking younger.
"Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look," says Edmond Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative (More)
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Posted 6:02 PM 8/10/2010
Healthy teeth depend on healthy gums. Gums protect the base of the teeth, where connective tissue anchors them to bone. Left untreated, gum problems can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, there's plenty you can do to keep gums healthy.
Gum disease takes two forms: gingivitis and periodontitis.
Posted 6:51 PM 8/6/2010
Given all the chewing, crunching, biting, and gnashing they do, our teeth are surprisingly resilient. Still, everyday wear and tear and the natural aging process take a toll.
Here's what happens to teeth as we age -- and what you can do to keep your teeth strong and sparkling for a lifetime.