How long do I have to wear my retainers after I get my braces off?
As long as you would like your teeth to stay straight 🙂 teeth move and shift even years after orthodontic treatment is finished.
What age should my child start seeing the orthodontist?
We recommended seeing the orthodontist and building up a relationship around 7-8 years old. That way we can start monitoring tooth eruption and development
Can I chew gum with braces?
Yes, sugar free gum.
What colors should I avoid when getting my colors changed?
Clear, yellow, brown, white
How do I clean my retainers?
Brush with your toothbrush before putting toothpaste on it. Also you can soak them in white vinegar and water.
What to do if I have long wire over the weekend?
Place wax and call the office on the next business day and we will clip it for you.
What foods should I avoid with braces?
Caramels, popcorn, sugary gum, ice, jaw breakers, whole apples (cut them up) whole carrots (cut them), jerky, tootsie pops.
How much do braces cost?
Every patient is different. It depends on length of treatment, if appliances are needed.
Can I bleach my teeth while in braces?