While it’s important to visit us for your regular orthodontic treatments, you should also be keeping up with routine dental cleanings and exams, as well. Your dentist will be able to clean your teeth and check for any dental problems, even around your braces.
“Why do I have to get my braces tightened?” is a question we commonly hear from our patients. While it may feel like your braces are tightening around your teeth, we are actually adjusting the wire. It’s important to keep up with these routine adjustments for a number of reasons, including monitoring your teeth to ensure they’re moving into their desired position, and making sure the braces are functioning correctly. Read on to learn more about the importance of keeping up with regular visits.
Are you worried about playing sports now that you have braces? Well, don’t worry — there’s no need to sit out a season of football, softball, hockey or any other sport. Our team here at The Best Braces of Southfield, MI does, however, recommend you take special precautions to avoid damaging your teeth and braces.
A smile is about more than your teeth. Did you know that the perfect smile depends on actual measurable factors based on science and math? Everything from the shape of the face, size of the mouth, position of the teeth, definition of the cheek bones, color and amount of gum that shows, and more, goes into what makes a smile appealing. Read on for some interesting facts about the link between our face and our smile.
Technology in braces has progressed over the years in a positive way, and today there are several options available. The type of braces we choose in your treatment always revolves around your needs and wishes and the ability of the particular braces to deliver the desired results. What are the different options we offer?
If you, your child, or another family member have just been fitted with fixed braces, you may still be getting used to feeling the metal brackets and wires. You will want to take care of them, and the foods you eat and drink are an important part of that care. Read on for some important tips.
Getting your braces off is a big day! You can show off your smile proudly, and you can finally eat what you want — within reason of course. But getting your orthodontics removed is just a step in the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.
Retainers are worn as the final step in your treatment to prevent your teeth from shifting again after your braces are removed. Let’s look at what retainers do and learn some ways to take proper care of them.
Did you know that a leading cause of gum disease is plaque that builds up and hardens into tartar at or beneath the gum line? We know that brushing at least twice a day and flossing regularly goes a long way toward preventing this plaque buildup. If you wear braces, the brackets and wires of…
After orthodontic treatment is completed, it’s not the end. There is another step necessary to maintain the position of your teeth, which are held in place by periodontal ligaments. After movement of the teeth, the ligaments need to adjust to their new positions. There is an appliance that’s essential for maintaining your amazing new smile.…
Did you know we treat orthodontic issues at any age? But it’s best to correct problems early, so they don’t cause unnecessary damage to the teeth and gums. We want you to know what common problems to look for in your children or yourselves. Or, share this information with family and friends to inform them.…