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Exciting News: We are Moving to a New Office!

Dear valued patients, I am excited to announce that we will be relocating to a new office located just 5 minutes away from our current location, behind the HEB, at 21202 Market Ridge, Suite 101. This new office will provide a beautiful and comfortable environment that we are confident will make you feel right at home.

Our move is scheduled for next month, and we are working diligently to ensure a seamless transition. We understand that a change in location can be an inconvenience, but we assure you that our commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients remains unchanged.

The new office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities to ensure the highest quality care and comfort for our patients. We believe that this move will greatly enhance your experience and we are excited for you to see it.

We will continue to provide the same outstanding services that you have come to expect from us, and we look forward to welcoming you to our new location soon.

If you have any questions about our upcoming move, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. Sincerely, Dr. Maria Atique Rojas


"Summer's here for Cheeky Cheer!" 

Doing good for others not only brings a smile to their face, but a smile to yours as well.  This summer, what can you do to brighten someone's day? Look for opportunities to reveal themselves.  If you created a "feel good" moment,  snap your picture with Cheeky afterwards and submit it to us. You can tell us about your good deed or it can be remain anonymous. 

Here are some, feel free to borrow them for your entry!

  1. Compliment someone
  2. Recycle bottles
  3. Give a smiley face picture to someone
  4. Visit a nursing home
  5. Share toys with siblings
  6. Make cards for someone
  7. Give your allowance at church Sunday offering
  8. Help someone with yard work
  9. Call a grandparent to say hi.
  10. Read to a sibling
  11. Do an extra chore
  12. Bake cookies for first responders
  13. Write/paint kind words on smooth rocks and leave on your walking trail or park
  14. Let someone go ahead of you in line
  15. Smile at a stranger
  16. Create care packages
  17. Write letters to military /veterans
  18. Eat with someone at lunch time
  19. Encourage someone
  20. Help clean up a mess
  21. Tell your parents you love them
  22. Clean you room without being asked
  23. Donate Food to Food bank
  24. Write letter to Grandma  or Grandpa
  25. Give a  hug
  26. Bring dessert or dinner to a neighbor
  27. Make a birdfeeder for a friend
  28. Walk the dog 
  29. Mow your neighbor's lawn
  30. Carry in groceries
  31. Bring in the trash containers for your house or neighbors
  32. Wash the dishes
  33. Give someone flowers
  34. plant a tree
  35. donate toys
  36. donate food
  37. send a care package to soldiers
  38. let someone go in front of you in line
  39. help someone before they ask
  40. compliment a stranger
  41. pick up litter at a park
  42. place a jar of pennies by a wishing fountain
  43. hide a cheerful note
  44. wash someone's car
  45. cook dinner for mom and dad
  46. color a picture for someone
  47. play with someone new
  48. say good job to someone
  49. help put away the returning books at the library
  50. create your own good deed



Finding balance with Planmeca Viso G7

Article from Plameca featuring Dr. Maria-Isabel Atique and how she is leveraging 3D imaging to level-up her orthodontic practice.  



Good habits lead to better health, during COVID-19 and always.

Here are a few important reminders for orthodontic patients and parents.

  • While we are wearing masks, the tendency is to breathe through the mouth.  It's important to remember to breathe through our noses.  Nasal breathing is essential for better health.  If you want to learn more about how mouth breathing contributes to other health issues, please ask at your next appointment.
  • Avoid touching the face.  This can be  a hard habit to break, but we all need to stay vigilant about keeping our hands away from our faces. To break the routine, wear a rubber band on your wrist.  If it's snapped it each time the face is touched, it will help to eliminate the behavior.  

  • Have you observed nail biting, thumb sucking, hair sucking and finger licking?  If so, there's a method you can use with your child to help eliminate these habits as well.  Have them put their tongue up to the palate and rub their tongue back and forth.  Let us know if you have any questions about your child's habits and we will be happy to discuss them with you.


COVID-19 Precautions

In order for us to be able to stick with ADA guidelines for social distancing this might mean you could be offered fewer options in the beginning and we thank you for cooperation in advance while we work through this difficult time. We are following all American Dental Association guidelines to prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we can assure you our team and doctor are symptom free and ready to serve you in a safe environment.  We have participated in numerous webinars and informational meetings for the best practices to protect our patients and team.  We have made some changes to appointments to keep both our patients and our team safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is what to expect at Atique Orthodontics BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER your appointment.


▪ We ask that all patients BRUSH & FLOSS YOUR TEETH THROUGHLY AT HOME before your appointment.  We would like to minimize the exposure of our patients and the toothbrushing station will only be used as necessary and disinfected after use.

▪ We will ask all parents and siblings to stay in the car if possible.  We have now, “Curbside Check In”, when you arrive, please text us at (210) 899-5494 and we will sign you in, please take a moment to fill out the SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMED CONSENT and the SUPLEMENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE at https://www.atiquesmiles.com/patient-forms too. In fact all our forms are being uploaded so you can use your cellphone or computer to do all required paperwork from the safety of your house or car.

▪ We will text you back when we are ready for you. At that point, only the patient will be allowed in the office. (Parents with small children ONLY will be allowed in and will be required to wear masks, if you do not have one-we will provide one for you)


▪ We will be keeping social distancing, there is 6 feet between each of our treatment chairs,  we have installed dividers between them, sneeze guards at our front desk and we will continue to keep a high standard of disinfection of our equipment and our personal protective equipment.

▪ You will be seeing us with N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gloves, lab coats and disposable gowns during orthodontic appointments.

▪ If you have any questions or concerns about our safety measures, do not hesitate to ask.


▪ Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, we are more than happy to come to your car so we may update you as well.

These processes are constantly evolving, and we will modify them as necessary and recommended.  Please understand that all of this is new for us and that there may be longer than usual wait times, as our staff gets used to the new procedures. We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions. We thank you again for your cooperation and understanding in advance and we look forward to seeing you soon!

With much love,

Dr. Maria I Atique Rojas and the Atique Orthodontics Team



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My daughter required extensive orthodontic treatment; she was both nervous and embarassed about her smile. The team at Atique made her feel at home and very comfortable during her time with them. Here we are, two years later, and her braces are coming off this morning. My daughter's smile is beautiful, and she can't stop smiling.

~ Joshua Perkins

In the year it took for my orthodontia treatment, I always had a good visit with the staff at Atique Orthodontics. Dr. Atique, along with her whole staff, were always friendly and made the visit fun and exciting. I will recommend anyone who asks where I received my orthodontia treatment to Dr. Atique!

~ SGT Aaron Sheets, US Army

We have received outstanding orthodontic treatment at Atique Orthodontics as well as friendly and personal customer service. Dr. Atique and her staff always make sure our needs are met and give that extra mile in service that makes me feel confident that we have the best!

~ Rossana Buffolo