What to Do If You Have a Toothache While in Braces

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 …

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 …

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 …

Should You Extract Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment – Extended Version

Someone you know will inevitably end up needing dental braces and in a surprising number of cases, tooth extraction will be recommended to address misaligned or crowded teeth. If you’re thinking about braces for yourself or your child, you’ve probably wondered if the orthodontist will want to pull some teeth as part of the treatment …

Do Not Extract Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment

Whether or not you should have teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons is a question that has been ask a lot on our Friday Focus YouTube channel. While we’ve covered this topic before, we felt it was worth sharing information about again. Let’s start with the fact that there is a way to set up treatment …

Ask An Orthodontist

Have you ever had questions to ask an orthodontist but they didn’t come to mind until after your consultation? You’re not alone – this is actually a common occurrence. In an effort to help people better understand orthodontics, we’re been presenting our Friday Focus Videos, hoping to address any unknowns about the process. If you’ve …

How Much Do Braces and Orthodontic Treatment Cost?

If you’ve been told or believe that you or your child could benefit from braces, you probably have several unanswered questions and concerns. One of the most commons questions we’ve been asked is “How much do braces and orthodontic treatment cost?” There’s no set answer to this question however, the following information will give you …

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take

One of the questions we get asked the most regarding Invisalign is “How long will it take?” We know from experience that nearly every patient we work with wants to be in treatment for the shortest possible time. This is a something that we keep in mind, however, it’s important to understand that we will …

E&S Orthodontics Is a People Love Us on Yelp Award Winner 2017

In some cases, when your business focuses on providing superlative customer service and incredible results, people notice and take the extra step to show their appreciation. That’s what our patients have done for us. Thanks to their kind words and generosity of spirit and the efforts of our amazing team, we’re happy to announce that …

Cost of Braces

The cost for Invisalign varies across the board, depending on the severity of treatment and the experience of the doctor. Orthodontists typically charge between $4000 and $8000 for Invisalign treatment, while dentists charge between $3000 and $6000 (sometime less with a promotion). Payment options are usually available, typically running about $150 to $200 a month. …