Can You Eat Popsicles While Wearing Braces?

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 …

E&S Orthodontics Launches Spanish Website

Did you know that Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the United States? Doesn’t it make sense to do your best to serve the needs of the Spanish speaking community? We do which is why E&S Orthodontics is proud to announce that we recently launched a Spanish website. We, at E&S Orthodontics, want …

Photography Session Winner Announced

The Dr.’s at E&S Orthodontics wanted to find a way to give back to our patient’s this Holiday season with a gift even the whole family could appreciate. We thought it would be exciting to give our patients the opportunity to win a mini portrait session. What Did They Win? The winner of the portrait …

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 …

Patient Rewards Hub Mobile Application

The Drs. at E&S Orthodontics are excited to announce the launch of our new and improved Patient Rewards Hub. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Patient Rewards Hub, the Drs. created this program to help our patients move through treatment with as much success as possible. We know that braces can sometimes …

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 …

Million Dollar Canned Food Drive

Here at E&S Orthodontics the Dr.’s and the staff find it important to give back to the community as often as we can. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we decided to find a way to help families in need have a filling Thanksgiving dinner. We want to invite our patients here at E&S Orthodontics to …

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 …