Playing Sports with Braces

May 17 2016

If you play sports, it’s important that you wear a protective mouthguard designed for braces. They can be found in most retail…

Brushing, Flossing and Regular Checkups

May 17 2016

It’s more important than ever to brush and floss regularly when you have braces so the teeth and gums are healthy after…

Care of Appliances

May 17 2016

To successfully complete the treatment plan, the patient must work together with the orthodontist. The teeth and jaws can only move toward…

Loose Wire or Band

May 17 2016

Don’t be alarmed if a wire or band comes loose. This happens occasionally. If a wire protrudes and is irritating, use a…

Loosening of Teeth

May 17 2016

This is to be expected throughout treatment. Don’t worry! It’s normal. Teeth must loosen first so they can be moved. The teeth…

General Soreness

May 17 2016

When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures…

Foods to Avoid

May 17 2016

Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips Sticky foods: caramels, gum Hard foods: nuts, candy Foods you have…

Eating Habits with Braces

May 17 2016

Following proper eating instructions is an essential part of orthodontic treatment. What can you eat? Let’s talk about what you shouldn’t eat!…