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We always recommend you call a professional to help with your tree trimming needs, but just in case you either want to make a start or have a small job you can manage yourself, we’ve created these mini checklists for DIY tree trimming in San Antonio

Before you begin, remember that tree trimming can be extremely dangerous. Be careful not to bite off more than you can chew, and if at any time you feel the work is causing you physical strain or is posing a risk to your safety, STOP and call a professional Tree Service Company immediately.tree services san antonio

Dangers of Tree Trimming Explained
That brings us nicely to our checklist – the safety list:

Make sure you’re fully hydrated and have plenty of water. Tree trimming is strenuous work and in the San Antonio heat, there’s a real risk of dehydration.
If you’re using a ladder, have a work buddy or use a harness to attach yourself to a secure branch or other static post or pole. Falls from ladders are common and when handling sharp tree trimming equipment, can even be fatal.
Never cut branches above you or which may swing or fall at angles and hit you. This especially applies to heavier branches but should be a consideration no matter what size of tree you’re dealing with.
Keep a first aid kit nearby and a mobile telephone to call for help if you get cut or injured. This should especially be the case when working in an isolated area.
Plan the job to the end. Decide on a game plan and stick to it. Think about any potential hazards and how to eliminate them in advance. Work the job in stages and take regular breaks.
Essential Equipment You Need to Trim Trees
Once you have the basic safety checklist ticked off, you’ll need the following gear to start tree trimming:

Sturdy, secure ladders. If the top of the tree is too high to reach from a standard ladder, don’t risk it. Call a pro and get the job done safely. Make sure the ladder is in good condition and is secure at ground level.
Protective gear. Eye goggles, rip-proof gloves, and boots with steel toes should be a minimum. Also, wear long sleeves, you’ll be surprised how many little nicks and scratches appear on your body even from minor trimming jobs.
Harnesses. Never, ever, climb a ladder without being securely harnessed to something else. Buy good body harnesses from your local hardware store. Your safety and health are worth the investment.
Tree trimming gear. Depending on the types of trees, you may require clippers, saws, and in some cases, a chainsaw. Make sure you know how to safely operate any electrical gear you use.
Waste disposal equipment. All of those trimmings and branches have to go somewhere. Consider renting a trailer or, for smaller jobs, using a wheelbarrow to transport the waste to a compost heap or dump.
As you can see from the above checklists, tree trimming in San Antonio can be extremely complicated and potentially hazardous. That’s exactly why we strongly recommend that you only attempt the smallest of tasks by yourself. For any major work, we would advise you to contact us immediately and have a professional take a look at the job. More information on this website


Following orthodontic treatment, your will surely move back to their mal-aligned positions unless a “retainer” is in place to hold the teeth in their new positions. Retainers should be worn full time for at least one year. After the first year, removable retainers may be worn only at night (permanent retainers should be kept in place indefinitely). Although the degree of stability increases over time, your teeth will always be capable of moving out of line unless they are being held in place by a retainer. Therefore, retention is forever! The goal is to “maintain” the correct position of the teeth for a lifetime by holding them with some type of retainer.orthodontics

How will I feel after getting braces?

The discomfort you are likely to encounter during your treatment will generally be derived from the actual tooth movement and from the appliances irritating lips and cheeks. The actually procedure where braces are placed is not painful and no injections (no needles) for local anesthesia are necessary. The only discomfort experienced during this procedure will be derived from the struggle to keep your mouth open for an extended period of time.

Once the braces are placed, you will be immediately aware of the increased bulk against your lips and cheeks and the tension from the wire as it applies a gentle force to the teeth. As several days pass you will notice that certain areas of your lips and cheeks may become mildly irritated as they are constantly rubbing against the braces. The degree of soreness experienced is generally mild but different for everyone. If you experience a great deal of irritation to the lips and cheeks as they rub against the braces, place wax on the braces at the source of the irritation. The wax simply creates a smoother surface against which your cheek or lip can rest without being irritated. Often you will unknowingly injure your lips and cheeks at night while sleeping and then experience more soreness during the daytime. If you experience a lot of soreness, prior to going to bed at night, take a long piece of wax and flatten it with your fingers. Then press this length of wax against your braces and embed it into the braces. This will produce a smooth surface over an extended length for your lips and cheeks. Do this every night until the sore spots resolve. Over time, your lips and cheeks will toughen and you will no longer experience many instances of this type of soreness. It is always a good idea to place wax on sore spots at night to prevent irritation while you sleep.

In the days following placement of your braces, and also following adjustments, your teeth will likely become sensitive to pressure and may become sensitive to thermal stimuli (hot and cold). This is normal and indicates that the teeth are being moved. Certain of your teeth will become more sore than others. Some may get very sore while others do not get sore at all. The degree of discomfort should be nothing more than annoying and is easily managed by over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It is best to take these medications as prescribed on the bottle and be sure and take them at the intervals indicated. They will be more effective when taken at regular intervals, as this will maintain a constant level of the drug in the blood stream. Narcotic medications should not be needed to manage this level of discomfort.orthodontic treatment

Most patients will experience changes in the way their bite feels. This is normal and will resolve as the teeth move toward their improved positions. Because the bite may feel uncomfortable and because your teeth will be pressure sensitive, chewing may become difficult. Do the best you can and try to eat only soft foods. It also helps to cut your food into small pieces. Always avoid hard foods when wearing braces because of the likelihood of breaking them.

The sensitivity to pressure and thermal stimuli will be greatest during the first few weeks after the braces are applied or after an adjustment and will begin to diminish thereafter. After several months, as the teeth align, the degree of soreness you feel after an adjustment will be less and less. The further along you get, generally, more comfortable you will become.

Will I need teeth pulled?

Current treatment philosophies in orthodontics today tend toward non-extraction (not pulling teeth). Whether a patient would benefit from having teeth removed depends upon many factors and the doctor will address these issues on an individual basis. Just because your teeth are very crowded (mal-aligned) does not mean you need teeth pulled. These days, the vast majority of patients are being treated without removing teeth!

How long will it take?

The duration of treatment depends upon many factors: the severity of your initial condition, the type of problems present, and your ability to comply with treatment recommendations. Technological advances in just the past few years have vastly improved treatment efficiency and patients are finishing faster than ever and with better results. The doctor will make an estimate of the duration of your treatment after he has an opportunity to examine your condition.

Will I need to wear rubber bands (elastics)?

Most patients will need to wear elastics for some duration of time. But again this is highly variable depending upon the condition being treated. There are many, however, who do not need them at all.
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