Sneaky Tricks Some Orthodontists Use To Hide Fees

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 …

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 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 …

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 teeth …

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 …