Living With Braces

Once your braces are on, you can expect a little discomfort as you get used to the new appliance in your mouth. You can also expect to spend about a week getting used to your new braces. The orthodontist can give you dental wax to apply to your braces if they are irritating your cheeks or tongue. You will need... read more »

Ceramic Braces Can Decrease the Visual Impact of Braces

Braces are commonly used to realign teeth that have alignment issues. However, some people feel uncomfortable about the visual appearance of the orthodontic hardware on their smile during the realignment process. One way to address these feelings is to have ceramic braces installed. The ceramic braces are designed to be rather durable. Yet, they will still need daily care and... read more »

Let Orthodontic Wax Make Wearing Braces a Breeze

If you are wearing metal braces, you may occasionally find your mouth irritated by brackets or wires. If this happens to you, there is an effective tool in your smile care kit that can help--orthodontic wax. Orthodontic wax is used to cover sharp areas of your metal wires and brackets to provide relief from oral irritation. All you need to do... read more »