Can You Eat Pretzels While Wearing Braces?

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 Is Retainer Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Despite their best efforts, it’s common for patients to lose their retainers, especially children, and they can also can break. You’ve made a significant investment in orthodontic treatment to produce that beautiful smile, so don’t let a lost or broken retainer undo all of that hard work. Because retainers usually need to be worn for …

5 Tips for Looking After Your Braces

Congratulations on deciding to have orthodontic treatment – the first step toward achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the most important things you need to remember is that taking care of your teeth and gums becomes even more important while wearing braces. Following are 5 tips for looking after your braces. 1.  Brush Your …

Neck Pain, Headaches, Migraines – Could It All Be Related to Grinding Your Teeth?

Most people grind their teeth once in a while and occasional teeth grinding, also referred to as “Bruxism”, doesn’t always cause problems. If grinding is a consistent problem, the teeth can end up damaged and additional oral health complications can occur. Why People Grind Their Teeth While grinding your teeth can be the result of …

The Importance of an Orthodontic Mouthguard

xtremely painful, especially with braces. Just because someone has braces doesn’t mean that they can’t take part in sports. It does mean that a mouthguard should definitely be a part of their athletic gear. Studies have shown that athletes, even school age ones, are 60 times more prone to suffer mouth and dental damage if …

E&S Orthodontics Peoria – Your Peoria Orthodontist

Welcome to E&S Orthodontics’ Peoria office, specializing in patient centric orthodontic care. Our professional team is dedicated to ensuring that your experience with us is comfortable, rewarding and yes – even fun. We Are Not Your Average Orthodontic Practice You’ll notice from your first call to our office to the day your orthodontic treatment is …

Why Should You Select the Damon System?

Your orthodontist can recommend braces for various reasons. Straighter teeth aren’t always for cosmetic purposes. The crevices created from crooked or crowded teeth can accumulate bacteria and food particles, which increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Today, there are many options for braces, including Damon braces. These are an alternative to traditional …

Invisalign® – Nearly Invisible Braces

Getting braces isn’t an exciting prospect for most people, even if it means that the result is going to be perfectly aligned teeth and a beautiful smile. What if you could achieve the same results without enduring the drawbacks of traditional braces? Invisalign® makes this possible. There’s never been a better time to straighten your …

What Is a Bonded Retainer?

Just because you’ve finally moved past needing your braces doesn’t mean the works done. At this point, you’ll need to start wearing retainers. If you don’t, your teeth start to drift over time because the effect of braces will end up going away. Not something anyone who has worn braces wants to have happen. Wearing …

What Is Gingival Contouring?


The gums play an important part in a great smile. Even beautiful, pearly whites can’t enhance your smile if your gums are taking up too much room on your teeth. If a “gummy” smile is causing you too self-consciously hide your smile, consider gingival contouring. What is Gingival Contouring? This is dental related cosmetic procedure …

What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Orthodontic Appointment?

In the event that something unforeseen reason keeps you from making your appointment with E & S Orthodontics, it’s important to reschedule right away. Even basic regular cleanings and checkups play a vital role in your overall health and can help prevent more significant oral health issues. If you are being seen for more comprehensive …

Why Do Brackets Break and What Should I Do?

Millions of people have brackets at some point in their lives and one of the top concerns is avoiding breaking them. Brackets, the ceramic or metal pieces attached to each tooth, can end up breaking if the orthodontist’s instructions aren’t adhered to. The following information will explain why brackets break and what to do if …

What’s The Difference Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is ideally started during different developmental stages. Two phase orthodontic treatment include addressing the alignment of the jaw and teeth. Some dentists and orthodontists say that phase 1 treatment isn’t necessary. The fact is that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic exam by the age of 7. An …