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 »

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 »

You Don’t Have to Let a Canker Sore Linger in Your Mouth

Have you recently started orthodontic treatment and have discovered canker sores in your mouth? Do you know what canker sores look like? These temporary mouth sores will ease as your oral tissues adjust to your new braces within a couple of weeks. During this time, these sores will appear as shallow ulcers which are white (or yellow) surrounded by a... read more »

What to Do If Your Braces Do Something Unusual

Do you know what to do if you are sitting down to a nice meal and your braces do something unusual? Most of the time wearing braces is uneventful, but occasionally the unexpected happens, so knowing what to do can make you more comfortable. Let's take a look at just a few things that can crop up while you are... read more »