All About the Orthodontic Appliances That Can Give You the Smile You Want

If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment, there are many different appliances that can help you. This means you can align your teeth in any way you desire, as long as it fits your needs. Our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Emanuel, is happy to tell you all about those appliances so you... Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Are Essential to the Process of Realigning Teeth with Braces

The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC’s orthodontic clinic represent a functional system capable of gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. This involves regularly schedule adjustments that will tighten the braces components to move your teeth by small degrees. Consistent oral hygiene practices are... Read more »

Details About Why Adolescent Years Are the Best Years to Start the Orthodontic Journey

If your child is in need of braces, then it’s best to consider the right time for treatment. Our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Emanuel, recommends beginning orthodontic treatment in the adolescent years. However, if your child is older, that is perfectly fine. Any age is a great age to align the... Read more »

Making Minor Modifications Can Help Prevent You from Suffering Damaged Braces

Your new orthodontic braces represent a highly effective method for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done through routine adjustments designed to tighten the components as they gradually bring your teeth into their ideal orientation. If some part of your braces is bent, damaged, or compromised in some... Read more »

Why You Should Think About Removable Appliances

There are lots of ways to straighten your teeth, and recent advancements in orthodontic technology make it possible to straighten your pearly whites without fixed appliances. There are many different appliances for many different purposes, but we’ll highlight just a few of them here. Here are a few removable orthodontic... Read more »

You Need to Take Certain Measures to Maintain Your Orthodontic Braces

Dr. Michael Emanuel typically uses traditional braces to correct misaligned teeth. He will use a special orthodontic adhesive to bond metal brackets to the faces of your teeth. This helps them work in concert with wires, brackets, and bands to withstand the tension applied during your routine adjustment sessions. You... Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth While You Have Braces

Usually, it is a good idea to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Some people brush after every meal, and if you choose to do that, you should wait for thirty minutes after your meal before you brush, to give your saliva time... Read more »

How Can I Prevent Having White Spots on My Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment?

The day you get your braces removed is a great day. This is the day you can finally show off your perfectly aligned smile. Unfortunately, sometimes white spots can appear on the teeth when the braces are taken off, which can result in a smile you’re not so happy about.... Read more »

How to Help Your Orthodontist Give You the Smile You Have Always Wanted

If you’re on your orthodontic journey, you’re probably dreaming about the beautiful smile you’ll have at the end of the treatment. This is the case for many people. However, little did they know, their orthodontist doesn’t do all the work. In fact, the patients have to help their orthodontist provide... Read more »

What Should I Do If I Broke My Braces Away From Home?

Unfortunately, orthodontic emergencies and mishaps happen, even when you’re away from home. This is quite inconvenient, troublesome, and even stressful. Fortunately, there are things you can do to treat the problem and improve the situation so you don’t need to worry about your braces on your trip. Our orthodontist, Dr.... Read more »