The Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

green and herbal teasIn a previous post, we discussed some of the drinks that have a negative effect on the teeth. This included soda, fruit juices, and coffee. While it may seem like water is your only beverage option, fear not. There are a few drinks still available to quench your thirst without affecting your orthodontic treatment.


Not only can it help build strong bones, but milk is a great source of calcium. Calcium helps to repair and maintain tooth enamel to keep your teeth strong. Lactose intolerant? Don’t worry. Calcium-fortified soy milk is a great alternative to getting the same benefits as regular milk. However, it is important to keep in mind that milk also contains sugar which, if left on the teeth for too long, can cause tooth decay.Read More

What To Ask At An Orthodontic Consultation

Dentist and patient looking at a dental x-ray.Orthodontic consultations are often times a complimentary introduction for orthodontists, like Dr. Garrett and Dr. Boyd, to get to know you and your oral health concerns. The best thing you can do to make the most of your consultation is to prepare a list of questions beforehand. To help you get started, we’ve come up with a list of common questions answered during our complimentary smile exams.

How Long Will My Treatment Take?

It is important to first note that orthodontic treatment is not a “one size fits all” approach to straightening teeth. At Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics, we develop orthodontic treatment plans based on the individual needs of each patient to ensure they get the best results. Be sure to ask the orthodontist for an estimate of how long your treatment will take as the length may vary depending on how complex your situation is. Read More

2019 Patient Appreciation Party at Main Event


The team at Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics loves to have fun with our patients and their families, inside and outside the office! This year, to show our appreciation for our amazing patient community, we are hosting a party at Main Event in Stafford on Thursday, June 13th!

We are taking over the whole place to provide you with “all you can play” video games, billiards, gravity ropes, and more. A delicious meal will be served at 7 pm, with games running from 6 to 9 pm. Click here to learn more and RSVP before May 30th!

Are You Too Old For Braces?

adult woman with braces smiling at doctor officeWhen you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatment for adults has become more common while producing excellent results. So much so, The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) found that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.

With Age Comes New Changes

As we age, our bodies change. This is especially true for our teeth. For a variety of reasons, including injury, tooth loss, teeth grinding, loss of enamel, or natural growth, our teeth begin to shift towards the front of our mouths as we age. As a result, our teeth can become crooked and overcrowded. In some cases, patients may experience jaw pain or have difficulty properly cleaning their teeth. Read More

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

young girl with braces and her younger sister smilingDid you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic treatment is or will be needed in the future.

Phase 1 vs Phase 2 Orthodontics

The typical process for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment involves a patient being fitted for their appliance (braces for example) which is worn until their teeth move into their proper positions. Some patients may require extractions or surgery prior to beginning treatment. Once the teeth are properly aligned, the patient wears a retainer to keep the teeth from shifting back. Read More

G&B are Proud to be Included in Living Magazine’s Top Docs of 2019!

Orthodontists Richard W. Boyd, Jr. DDS, MS and Fred A. Garrett, DDS, MS of Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics are honored to be recognized in Living Magazine as Top Docs of 2019!

Each year, Living Magazine selects a certain number of doctors throughout the state of Texas to recognize as top professionals in their respective industries. Our doctors’ dedication to creating beautiful smiles won them the honor of being included in this year’s list. Using the latest modern technology, such as dental lasers and mini orthodontic implants, Drs. Garrett and Boyd are able to treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems for both children and adults in Sugar Land, Rosenberg, TX and surrounding areas.

Since starting their practice in 1978, the doctors have earned a reputation of being “Gentle Dentists.” Not only do they share a passion for orthodontics, but also the human side of their work and making sure each treatment plan is tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

A direct quote from Dr. Garrett states, “We straighten teeth, but on the other end is a patient. We aren’t treating just the teeth but the patient.” Dr. Boyd adds, “I use the Golden Rule. I treat patients the way I would want to be treated.”

Click here to read the full article in Living Magazine.