It’s the weekend. Something just happened with your braces and it feels odd. Then you notice, a wire is poking your cheeks. Ouch. Orthodontic breakage is common and can happen at inconvenient times. Most orthodontic patients will have problems with their wires – CONTINUE READING –
What are these white spots on my teeth? A very common problem that can occur while a patient has braces is the formation of white spots during treatment. When the braces are removed, some patients will have unsightly white spots – CONTINUE READING –
During the course of orthodontic treatment, a patient with braces may have to wear elastic rubber bands to help with the correction of their malocclusion. Rubber bands come in different lengths and colors, and they place forces on the teeth and – CONTINUE READING –
Dental Ankylosis is an abnormal dental condition where there is a solid fixation of a tooth from a fusion of the root to the bone. Normally, around the roots of our teeth, there is gum tissue that is called the periodontal ligament. Inside the – CONTINUE READING –
Patients that develop sores in the corners of their mouth may have a condition called angular cheilitis. Angular Cheilitis is also known as angular stomatitis or perleche. Angular cheilitis is a bacterial or fungus infection of the corners of the mouth. – CONTINUE READING –
A part of orthodontic treatment that is exciting for patients is the colors of their braces. Braces come in a variety of colors from clear, pastel to bold. All the colors of the rainbow can be placed on your braces.
An Orthodontist uses many different items to move teeth. A lot of people have heard of separators or spacers. Yet, they don’t know what they are or how they are used. Some of the items that an orthodontist will use during – CONTINUE READING –
Knowing the parts of a tooth can help you understand what your family dentist or orthodontist is describing to you. Here is a list of some of the parts of a tooth.
Orthodontic emergencies happen all the time. During the course of treatment with braces, there is a high chance that a bracket is going to break. When that happens, sometimes a wire starts to poke the cheeks or lips and is – CONTINUE READING –
The Do Not Chew List When a new patient gets their braces placed on their teeth, a Do Not Chew List is usually given to the parent and/or patient. This list is a list of items you should not chew – CONTINUE READING –