The Downfalls of DIY Braces

First of all, you may be astonished that such a thing as DIY braces exist in the first place. But it’s true. They’re not recommended and can actually do lasting damage to your teeth. Traditional metal braces can cost between $3,000 and $7,000 depending on how long you must wear them and how much correction… Read more »

What Causes an Overbite and Underbite?

You may have heard these two terms before, especially if you have kids in braces. In fact, these are two main reasons why people have to get braces in the first place. So, what do they each mean? Let’s take a look. According to WebMD, crooked teeth, overbites and underbites are usually inherited traits; in… Read more »

How Do Rubber Bands Work?

If you have braces, chances are, you have rubber bands, also known as orthodontic elastics. You may wonder why you need those little elastics …after all, how powerful can they possibly be? Turns out, quite powerful. In order for your teeth and bite to be corrected during braces treatment, there needs to be tension. Those… Read more »

Spring Break & Your Braces: What to Remember When Traveling with Braces

As a student, you’re likely excited about the upcoming spring break season. After all, you need a break from your studies to have fun with friends and recharge. However, while taking a vacation from school is all well and good, you cant take a break from caring for your braces. Even just a few days… Read more »

What to do if My Braces Wire Pokes Me?

While the end result is great, the process of wearing braces can sometimes be uncomfortable. Sometimes wires come loose and poke you in the side of the cheek, making eating and even talking a painful experience. Whether from something you ate or just an awkward adjustment, there are things you can do to remedy this… Read more »

Did You Know: A Look at How Medications and Daily Routines Can Affect Your Oral Health

You probably assume that as long as you brush, you’re doing all right by your teeth. Not so. There are many other factors that go into the health of your mouth, from medications to daily routines. Let’s examine how those things can affect your overall oral health. Medications and Health Issues First it’s important to… Read more »