Braces Don’t Just Align Your Smile

Braces don't just align crooked smiles, in fact, modern orthodontics help your smile with a variety of oral issues. At the orthodontic practice of Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC located in Brooklyn, New York, we are proud to help our patients of all ages avoid the pitfalls of poor oral health. If you have teeth that are crowded, or have a misaligned bite... read more »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Orthodontic Braces Safe and Clean

If you wish for your orthodontic braces to correct your smile properly, it is important to maintain an atmosphere conducive to effective care. Do not put your teeth or your braces at risk with ineffective cleaning treatments. When cleaning your braces, treat them as you would your own teeth and continue to care for them every day. The first step... read more »

Have You Been Preparing Your Smile for the Risks of Teenagerhood?

Have you been preparing your smile for the risks of teenagerhood? The teen years are some of the most vital years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth erupt above the gum line, completing the set that needs to last for the rest of your life. It is also a time when peer... 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 »

Do You Really Need Straight Teeth?

We all know that straightening teeth isn’t a simple, or quick, process, but we go through with it anyways because we want a bright, vibrant smile. However, the question to be asked is a pretty simple one – do we really need straight teeth? The short answer is yes, but let’s take a few minutes to examine in detail why... read more »