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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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Foods You Should Avoid Eating When Undertaking Treatment

Most patients make little, if any, adjustments to their diet. With that said, it’s also important to know what foods could aggravate your teeth and braces. The following few types of food may cause trouble: A) Hard Foods – These foods can loosen the cement, break the brackets attached, or bend your wires. B) Sticky …