Smile Enhancer – Teeth Whitening

Smile Enhancer – Teeth Whitening

This is Dr. “O” from E&S Orthodontics, Your Phoenix Orthodontist. For this week’s Friday focus I’m going to talk about teeth whitening. We call teeth whitening a smile enhancer because it takes those perfectly straight teeth and really highlights their shape and color. Surveys have shown that when asked what they’d most likely do to …

What Is Retainer Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Despite their best efforts, it’s common for patients to lose their retainers, especially children, and they can also can break. You’ve made a significant investment in orthodontic treatment to produce that beautiful smile, so don’t let a lost or broken retainer undo all of that hard work. Because retainers usually need to be worn for …

Neck Pain, Headaches, Migraines – Could It All Be Related to Grinding Your Teeth?

Most people grind their teeth once in a while and occasional teeth grinding, also referred to as “Bruxism”, doesn’t always cause problems. If grinding is a consistent problem, the teeth can end up damaged and additional oral health complications can occur. Why People Grind Their Teeth While grinding your teeth can be the result of …

Why Should You Select the Damon System?

Your orthodontist can recommend braces for various reasons. Straighter teeth aren’t always for cosmetic purposes. The crevices created from crooked or crowded teeth can accumulate bacteria and food particles, which increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Today, there are many options for braces, including Damon braces. These are an alternative to traditional …

What Is a Bonded Retainer?

Just because you’ve finally moved past needing your braces doesn’t mean the works done. At this point, you’ll need to start wearing retainers. If you don’t, your teeth start to drift over time because the effect of braces will end up going away. Not something anyone who has worn braces wants to have happen. Wearing …

What Is Gingival Contouring?


The gums play an important part in a great smile. Even beautiful, pearly whites can’t enhance your smile if your gums are taking up too much room on your teeth. If a “gummy” smile is causing you too self-consciously hide your smile, consider gingival contouring. What is Gingival Contouring? This is dental related cosmetic procedure …

Should You Extract Teeth For Orthodontic Treatment?

Anytime someone is considering orthodontic treatment, wondering if teeth will need to be removed to deal with misalignment or crowding is usually at the top of the list of concerns. The answer is that in some cases it may be necessary, however, even though some dental professionals are quick to extract, at E&S Orthodontics, your …

How Does Insignia Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment?

Technological advancements have continued to change orthodontics, making it possible for us to provide our patients with the latest innovative treatment options like the Insignia System which allows us to customize Damon Braces by using 3D technology. Here’s How It Works With Insignia, we can customize Damon braces using state of the art 3D technology, …

Cosmetic Dentistry VS Orthodontics – Which Should I Choose?

If you’re looking for that perfect smile, complete with healthy, aligned teeth, you’ll find that cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics have similar, yet different objectives. Both can help correct imperfections, transforming their patients’ smiles. Following are a few of the differences that will help you choose between cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Veneers vs. Orthodontics If you …

The Use Of Nightguards In Orthodontic Treatment

If you regularly wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, dull headache, tooth or jaw soreness, you could be suffering from a condition called bruxism (teeth grinding), Most people that grind their teeth don’t even realize that it’s happening. Approximately 1 in 3 people suffer from teeth grinding and about 10% of those …