The Reasons to Spring for Orthodontics

This spring, why not prepare your smile for a new adventure? If you are thinking about aligning your teeth, now could be an excellent time! There are many reasons to choose orthodontics. Aligned teeth can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile, giving you a healthy and beautiful result. Our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Emanuel, is happy to... read more »

Dental Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

Dental hygiene is always important, but it is perhaps more so if you are wearing braces. Dental hygiene during orthodontic treatment can prevent issues like cavities under the brackets and discoloration. To ensure that you or your child are cleaning your braces and teeth properly, Dr. Michael Emanuel and our team are happy to over instruction and advice. Rinsing &... read more »

How Braces Work

Have you recently had braces recommended for your smile? You may be wondering how braces work to straighten your smile. Our team is happy to shed some light on the subject. Brackets Brackets are small squares that are bonded to the front of each tooth or are attached with orthodontic bands. These brackets hold the arch wires that move the... read more »

Traditional Braces Can Help Control Widely Spaced Teeth

Your child’s body goes through a wide range of changes throughout their first two decades of life. This also includes their permanent teeth replacing the primary teeth that served them during early childhood. Some children will have two or more permanent teeth emerge at a pint where the surrounding bone structure is still developing. This might cause the teeth to... 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 essential for maintaining your braces as well as the overall... 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 will need to return to his orthodontic clinic at regular... 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 to clean the acid from your teeth. When you wear... 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. Michael Emanuel, is happy to give you those steps. Step... read more »