What Happens When Your Braces Are Removed?

What Happens When Your Braces Are Removed?

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist, discusses what happens at a debond appointment (the appointment during which your braces are removed). Welcome back to Friday Focus. My name is Dr. O and today we will talk about what happens when your braces are removed. In our …

Can you get colors with Damon® Braces?

  In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O of E&S Orthodontics, your Metro Phoenix Orthodontist, addresses the subject of adding colors to Damon Braces. Today I’m going answer a question that’s commonly asked: Can you get colors with Damon® Braces? As a Damon provider who has been working with the Damon system for almost …

Are you asking your orthodontist the right questions before you start treatment?

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O of E&S Orthodontics, your Metro Phoenix Orthodontist, discusses the questions you should prepare and ask any orthodontist prior to treatment. We get a lot of questions, from all over the world, about orthodontic treatments that are fielded to me online or through our YouTube Channel. One of …

Orthodontic Treatment Fees Explained

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O of E&S Orthodontics, your orthodontist in Metro Phoenix, explains why orthodontic treatment costs can vary from practice to practice. Many orthodontic patients are surprised that the cost of braces can vary dramatically from practice to practice, because they assume the treatment plan and results should be similar. …

Sneaky Tricks Some Orthodontists Use To Hide Fees

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal, your Orthodontist Phoenix, at E&S Orthodontics, discusses in depth how some orthodontists hide fees in your Orthodontic Contract. If you see an ad that says “only $99 DOWN to start treatment”, beware of the specter of hidden fees. You may be signing up for an open-ended …

Orthodontic Treatment Contracts Explained – Staged Contracts

Orthodontic Treatment Contracts Explained – Staged Contracts In this edition of the Friday Focus, Dr. O, your Orthodontist in Phoenix at E&S Orthodontics, continues his discussion on the importance of Orthodontic Treatment Contracts. Here he explains “staged” contracts and why he doesn’t recommend them. There are many ways an orthodontic practice can draw up a …

Earn up to $100 with our New Referral Program!

Earn up to $100 with E&S Orthodontic’s Referral Program! Whether you call it a “C-note” or gift card, $100 is a lot of money for simply referring someone to receive the same amazing treatment you di So how does this program work? Refer a friend or family member* to our office After your referral* attends …

Orthodontic Treatment Contracts Explained Part 1

Orthodontic Treatment Contracts Explained – Lump Sum Contracts In this edition of the Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal of E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist, discusses the importance of Orthodontic Treatment Contracts. He explains the different aspects of a contract for treatment and how lump sum contracts work. One of the main reasons I felt compelled …

BREAKING NEWS: Introducing Digital Scanners for Orthodontic Treatment

Welcome to Friday Focus! Today I would like to talk about one of the greatest advances in orthodontics today: digital impressions. It’s a common orthodontic practice to make molds of a patient’s teeth and mouth in order to get a 3-dimensional graphic representation of the bite. It’s one of the least liked orthodontic procedures by …

How To Kiss With Braces

Welcome to Friday Focus! I’m Dr. “O,” and today, I will be answering a question that’s frequently asked (or, more accurately, a question many people have but are too embarrassed to ask): “Can you kiss with braces?” The answer is: “You can continue kissing like you usually do! With a few minor considerations…” Be Gentle

Should You Extract Your Wisdom Teeth Prior To Orthodontic Treatment?

Should You Extract Wisdom Teeth Prior To Orthodontic Treatment? Hello and welcome to Friday Focus. Today we will answer a question we get quite often in the office: “Should you extract wisdom teeth prior to orthodontic treatment?” The answer is that the answer is not so simple. The variables that determine whether or not someone …

What Toothbrush Should You Use While Wearing Braces?

What Toothbrush Should You Use While Wearing Braces? Got braces? Keeping your braces and teeth clean is an important part of the process, along with maintaining overall good oral health. You are going to need to brush well and often. Since keeping your teeth clean is so important, you’re probably wondering if you should buy …

What Are The Side Effects Of Thumb Sucking?

Thumb sucking is actually a natural habit for young children. Approximately 90% of children between 2 to 3 years of age suck their thumbs. Thumb sucking only begins to affect a child once they reach 6 to 7 years of age because that’s when their permanent teeth start to come in. After the permanent teeth …

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 …