Broken Braces: Temporary Fixes

When you get your braces, your orthodontist will talk with you about how to keep them from becoming damaged. You can protect your orthodontics by not eating hard, tough or sticky foods. Chewing on pens and pencils can cause damage to your braces, as well as a blow to the face. But you can be as careful as you can,... read more »

Cleaning Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Getting braces is an important investment in your future oral health. When your teeth are in proper alignment, you can eat and speak more effectively, and your teeth will not strike one another at improper angles, which will preserve your tooth enamel.   But spending all that money and all that time on orthodontics will not do much good if... read more »

Braces: The Process of Shifting Your Teeth Into Position

With the help of orthodontics, your braces shift your teeth into the desired position for straight teeth and an aligned bite. Let's look at how your orthodontist uses your braces to accomplish this process. Braces are a system of wires, brackets, and bands which are designed to work together to move teeth into a new position for an aligned outcome.... read more »

What Happens When You Get Braces?

Perhaps your dentist has suggested that you consider orthodontics for yourself or your child. Or maybe after taking a look in the mirror, you have decided that now is the time to straighten your smile. Not only will properly aligned teeth improve your appearance, they will help you to eat and speak effectively and will improve the health of your... read more »