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Check Out Dr. Mihalik's Feature in The Bend!

November 16th, 2020

The annual 2020 "Faces of Coastal Bend" November issue was finally published; and guess who made an appearance?

Dr. Mihalik has loved being a part of the Corpus Christi community for the past couple years and we're thrilled to be a part of The Bend's exclusive list! Check out the article to learn a little more about your favorite, friendly neighborhood orthodontist and see if you can find him while perusing all the other awesome businesses and entrepreneurs that are featured! (Hint: page 92 is a good place to start looking!)

As always, we are so honored to be a part of our wonderful community and love the chance to keep Corpus smiling!

Convenience Comes First

November 2nd, 2019

We know it’s hard to find time to visit the orthodontist. We have options for you!

We get it: Everyone’s lives are busy, and it’s harder than ever to carve out time to make an initial appointment to come see an orthodontist, much less fully research all of your options. For potential patients who are just now imagining what braces can do for them, fast answers can be even closer than one of our free consultations away. At CC Braces, we’re excited to introduce two new ways new patients can start to see if braces are the right choice for them – all without ever leaving their own couch!

It can be hard to imagine what your smile could look like after months of orthodontic treatment, but fortunately, you don’t have to anymore. With the help of the SmileView practice assessment, seeing what your finished result could be at the end of Invisalign (or even traditional braces) is as fast and easy as snapping a selfie. Simply scan the QR code and smile, and let SmileView do the rest. The software generates an augmented-reality version of what your smile could be, after a little help from Dr. Mihalik and his team.

While it’s impossible to determine exact details of treatment and cost without physically seeing you for a free consultation, we understand that our patients want as much information as they can get before they walk in our doors. For that reason, we offer a free online assessment tool under the “New Patients” tab on our website. Simply follow the instructions to take five pictures of your bite, then text them to Dr. Mihalik directly (along with any other information you think we should know).

He will examine the photos, determine a rough estimate for your specific treatment plan and respond to you via text. He’ll provide a rough estimate for how long you’d spend in treatment and how much it may cost – information we know you need before you commit to an in-person consultation.

CC Braces understands how hectic life (and how hard leaving the couch!) can be. With these two unique online options, we hope to make the decision to start braces – and the excitement for the end result – a little more attainable for everyone.

No More Gooey Impressions

July 16th, 2019

New tech brings ultimate patient comfort at CC Braces
By: Casey Mihalik

Most orthodontic patients have been there: stuck waiting with that uncomfortable putty tray in your mouth for the impression to set. It’s cold, gooey and sometimes runny, and every now and then, it makes you gag. At CC Braces, this will soon be a thing of the past!

Dr. Mihalik is always committed to bringing his patients the utmost in comfort, often relying on cutting-edge technology to ensure your best possible experience. By using his iTero Element and a brand-new SprintRay-Pro 3-D printer, Dr. Mihalik will be able to scan your mouth and print a model of your teeth with ease – all without those goopy impression materials.

The iTero Element is a digital scanner that replaces messy, unpleasant and sometimes inaccurate putty impressions. The iTero Element does more than just save patients time and mess – it also is a significantly more comfortable experience. With a few simple passes of the slim wand, iTero Element is able to capture an accurate 3-D image of your teeth and bite in just a couple of minutes. This technology eliminates the risk of less-than-perfect impressions that will need to be taken again in a way that patients are sure to love.

Once the iTero Element has completed the scan, the image will be adjusted and sent to the SprintRay Pro 3-D printer, one of the fastest and most accurate 3-D printers on the market. In just a few short minutes, the printer will produce an exact resin duplicate of your teeth and bite, ready to be used to create any orthodontic appliance or retainer. These scans and models can even be used to chart a personalized, precise clear aligner treatment!

At CC Braces, our foremost concern is the experience of the patients that we adore. Want to learn more about the cutting-edge technology
coming soon to CC Braces? Visit us online at www.ccbraces.com, or call 361-992-4746 for more information.

Top 4 Reasons Adulthood is the Perfect Time to Become a Brace-Face!

April 18th, 2019

We see it all the time folks- adults who truly believe their opportunity for orthodontic treatment has passed. They believe their teeth are too “set” to move now; that their smiles can never look as fresh and perfect as that middle-schooler showing off their grin on the CC Braces Instagram. Well, do we have news for them! Not only do orthodontics work just as well on adults as adolescents, but at CC Braces, we actually believe that adulthood is the ideal time to join the #braceson club! Here are FOUR of the top reasons why!

4. You won’t be the only one!
We admit it, braces are usually a rite-of-passage of those exciting childhood years. However, it’s not just a fashion statement for high-school hallways. In fact, according to a recent study, as many as 27% of orthodontic patients (in the USA and Canada) are adults- and the numbers are still climbing! As more adults realize the health and aesthetic benefits of seeing an orthodontist, it’s becoming easier than ever to find a fellow adult brace-face. No matter your personal or professional situation, we believe that everyone has something to be achieving from having their dream smile. Adults agree with us too- 92% of patients would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.


3. Orthodontic treatment can prevent other health issues
Braces may give you a celebrity smile, but there’s more to them than just appearance. There are also health benefits that come from having straight teeth. Misaligned teeth can hold food against your teeth in hard-to-brush places, making maintaining a healthy smile difficult even with regular brushing and flossing. This can lead to a buildup of plaque, which can cause bad breath and cavities.Gum diseases become more likely as well, and, in older adults, loss of teeth or bone in the jaw. A crooked bite can cause headaches, jaw problems, and even digestive issues. Fortunately, an orthodontist is trained to spot and correct these issues, helping you achieve a healthy, life-long smile!

2. You CAN afford it!
Many adults longed for braces as a child but, unfortunately, were not able to get them at the time. Good news, adults! You’re all grown up, and braces probably aren’t as expensive as you thought. At CC Braces, we truly believe that financial obstacles should not keep anyone from having the best orthodontic care. Our dedicated financial coordinator would be happy to sit down with you and determine if braces are a possibility for you! From your free consultation to our in-house financing options, Dr. Mihalik and staff want to welcome you to explore a future with the smile you always wanted.

1. You’ll Feel Great!
It’s pretty simple- when you look awesome you feel great, and when you feel great you look awesome! Fortunately, braces can help you do both! The first thing people notice when they’re meeting someone new is their smile; a beautiful smile can help break the ice both personally and professionally. With a smile you can be proud of, you won’t have to worry about being too self-conscious to let your real smile shine or hiding a grin behind your hand again.In fact, 74% of adults claimed their lives improved as a result of their new-found self-esteem- all as a result of orthodontic treatment! Why wait- call CC Braces NOW to see what we can do for you!




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