How To Handle A Braces Emergency

Are you or a loved one currently receiving orthodontic care in our office? If so, then you have learned all the ins and outs about caring for your orthodontic hardware. No matter how careful you may be, it is important to remember that accidents can happen at any time. The hardware that we provide is not indestructible, and we know that things can happen at any point in time. No matter what happens to your hardware, it is extremely important that you contact our office as soon as possible to avoid complications with your treatment plan. Read on to learn more.

Be Prepared This Holiday Season

December has arrived, and we can feel the excitement in the air! The holiday season is upon us, and we love hearing about everyone’s plans for holiday parties and get-togethers with family and friends, day trips for when school is closed, plans to visit family, and vacations for escaping the cold weather. No matter what exciting plans you have for this time of year, we want our patients to be prepared if an orthodontic emergency happens. Continue reading for some helpful tips and ways you can be prepared.

Play Ball!…Even With Braces

With the arrival of spring and the brighter and longer days upon us, we know that many of our patients are returning to playing a variety of sports. We are often asked if patients need to refrain from sports during their orthodontic treatment, and our answer is always that our patients are free to enjoy all the sports they love. However, we do make our patients aware that athletes with braces carry a higher risk of injury to the mouth while playing sports. It can be nerve-wracking and expensive to deal with the consequences of mouth injury while playing. Continue reading to learn about proper care for braces while playing sports.