Does It Hurt When Braces are Removed?

Does it hurt when you take braces off? Many patients speak with their good friends and ask if it is painful while they have their braces taken off. Their pals, seizing an opportunity, will say, “Oh yes, it really hurts – CONTINUE READING –

How Long Will My Braces Hurt?

When a patient initially gets their braces placed on their teeth, they will have some discomfort or sore teeth.   The normal period of time to get use to braces, right after they are placed, is about one week or less. – CONTINUE READING –

What are Tooth Mamelons?

When your child’s permanent incisors erupt, you may notice, on the top of the teeth, the incisal edges, has bumps. These bumps are called tooth mamelons. Tooth mamelons vary from patient to patient.  Some patient’s mamelons are very prominent and some – CONTINUE READING –

How are Orthodontic Hawley Retainers Made?

Orthodontists use retainers to help keep your teeth stay in their new position after braces are removed. A standard retainer that is used often is a hawley retainer. This retainer is made of acrylic and wire. It is very durable and can last – CONTINUE READING –