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 way it could harm your mouth and increase the duration... 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 »

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 »

Damaged Braces Require Immediate Care

Through the course of your regular adjustment sessions with your Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC orthodontist, your teeth will gradually be moved into their idea alignment. However, if any part of your braces is bent or damaged in some way, it will likely increase the number of required alignment sessions. If any part of your braces is damaged, you should not... read more »