Can Two People With Braces Kiss?

Can Two People With Braces Kiss?

There’s no doubt that, once your braces are on, things will start to change. Living with braces requires adjustments. For instance, the wires and brackets take some getting used to and regular tightening can lead to temporary jaw pain. On top of that, braces are basically a food magnet, with the residue from chewy, sticky …

Can You Eat Popsicles While Wearing Braces?

Welcome to Friday Focus! This week we’re going to be answering the question “Can you eat popsicles while wearing braces?” The answer is unequivocally yes. While chewing ice would be considered something to avoid while wearing braces, this isn’t the case when it comes to popsicles because they’re much softer. That said, you’ll still need …

Celebrating 100,000 YouTube Views

E&S Orthodontics Celebrates 100,000+ YouTube Views We’re happy to announce that our YouTube Channel presenting our Friday Focus informational videos has reached 100,000+ YouTube views. This is an accomplishment worth celebrating because it means that we’ve been able to answer questions that our viewers need answers to. This is How The Friday Focus Works. People …

What Foods Are Best To Eat After Getting Braces?

One of the most challenging adjustments for orthodontic patients during their first week in braces (and throughout treatment for that matter) is having to change their diets. When you first get braces, eating can be uncomfortable, so switching to extra soft foods will be more of an instinct than a real inconvenience. As the teeth …

Can You Kiss While Wearing Lingual Braces?

While kissing with braces may seem nearly impossible and at the very least embarrassing, you actually can kiss and enjoy it while wearing lingual braces. Thanks to new innovations in orthodontics over the last few years, the brackets and other components used in braces have become less intrusive, meaning that they’re less likely to cause …

How To Have A Great Smile While Wearing Braces

Colored Braces There’s no reason not to have a little fun with braces and getting colored braces is a great way to do it. You’ll have several colors to choose from with some of the most common being different hues reds, green, blue, orange, purple, yellow, pink, gold, gray, silver and black. It’s a good …

What to Do If You Have a Toothache While in Braces

A certain amount of pain can be expected with braces as the teeth shift into place and initially a minor amount of tooth sensitivity, gum and jaw pain in some cases. Some toothaches however aren’t the result of orthodontic treatment and it’s important that they’re addressed. Are the Braces Causing the Toothache? Usually, the main …

What Soft Foods Can You Eat While in Braces?

Becoming accustomed to life with braces means, among other things, understanding what you can and can’t eat. You’ll need to adjust some of your eating habits, staying away from hard, sticky foods. Biting into hard or chewy, sticky foods can end up breaking wires and brackets, which, besides being painful, can end up prolonging treatment. …

Can You Eat Pretzels While Wearing Braces?

If you look at the food list that most orthodontists provide patients with, you probably won’t find pretzels as a choice. We’re here to tell you that you actually can still have them if they’re the right type of pretzel. For example, eating a soft pretzel shouldn’t be a problem with braces. What this means …

What To Do If You Have Tooth Pain While In Braces?

Braces are considered one of the most effective ways to improve the functionality and appearance of teeth, creating a wide, attractive smile. It’s not unusual to experience some discomfort with braces, but after you get used to them it usually subsides. The following pain relief recommendation can help relieve the pain that braces can sometimes …

How to Brush Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

If you or someone else is your family has braces, you’re looking forward to see that new, beautiful smile. The thing is, if you want impressive results, you need to take care of your teeth and braces. This means brushing appropriately and following the advice of your Phoenix Orthodontist who knows how to help you …

What Is Bimaxillary Protrusion?

Hello and welcome to the Friday Focus. My name is Dr. “O” from E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist, and today I’ll be talking about bimaxillary protrusion. I know this sounds like a big fancy word – it’s one that describes when the top and bottom teeth are flared out. The reason we thought it was …

Am I Too Old for Braces?

Welcome to another edition of Friday Focus. This is Dr. O from E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist. Today I want to clarify that, despite many misperceptions, orthodontic treatment is not just for children. The answer to the question – “Am I too Old for Braces?” – is this: If you don’t like your smile, regardless …

Does Your Child Need Braces?

Welcome to Friday Focus with Dr. “O”. This week’s topic answers the question, “Does Your Child Need Braces?” There are several signs that a child may need braces and they include mouth breathing, irregular loss of baby teeth, problems biting or chewing, thumb sucking, crowded or misplaced teeth, cheek biting, jaws that are recessed, make …