What Is a Bonded Retainer?

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 …

What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Orthodontic Appointment?

In the event that something unforeseen reason keeps you from making your appointment with E & S Orthodontics, it’s important to reschedule right away. Even basic regular cleanings and checkups play a vital role in your overall health and can help prevent more significant oral health issues. If you are being seen for more comprehensive …

Why Do Brackets Break and What Should I Do?

Millions of people have brackets at some point in their lives and one of the top concerns is avoiding breaking them. Brackets, the ceramic or metal pieces attached to each tooth, can end up breaking if the orthodontist’s instructions aren’t adhered to. The following information will explain why brackets break and what to do if …

What’s The Difference Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is ideally started during different developmental stages. Two phase orthodontic treatment include addressing the alignment of the jaw and teeth. Some dentists and orthodontists say that phase 1 treatment isn’t necessary. The fact is that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic exam by the age of 7. An …

How To Manage Orthodontic Appointments And School

It’s hard enough juggling work, school, after school activities, and family time. The last thing you want to worry about is trying to manage orthodontic appointments and school. At E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist, we understand how challenging it can be to do everything, but we can at least alleviate your fears about absences from …

The Importance Of Good Oral Hygiene

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to straighten the teeth and correct the bite. When the overall health of the teeth is disregarded during treatment, and afterward for that matter, the results of treatment can end up being substantially compromised. The results of substandard oral hygiene include gingivitis (gum inflammation), periodontal disease (inflammation that leads …

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Even before the initial consultation, anyone considering braces wonders how long they’ll need to wear them. Even though you’re excited about having a beautiful new smile, like most patients, you’re hoping that day arrives as fast as possible. The fact is that orthodontic treatment times vary from person to person based on their own unique …

What To Do If A Bracket Falls Off

Welcome to the Friday Focus! My name is Dr. O from E&S Orthodontics. And I am going to be answering a question of what you should do when your bracket falls off during orthodontic treatment. Obviously, we don’t want your bracket to fall off during treatment because it actually slows down treatment. But we want …

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 …

Introducing Ortho Sesame

We are pleased to announce that we are introducing a brand new, easy to use technology system into our office called Ortho Sesame. The introduction of Ortho Sesame makes it easier for you to access your accounts, confirm appointments and receive reminders so you’ll never be left wondering when we are expecting to see you …