July 2009

When to Start With Braces?

There is no fixed rule as to the best age for starting with braces. Many of our patients are adults, some of them over age 55. The teeth can be realigned at any age. However, there is an advantage to starting orthodontic work in early adolescence. That is because all the adult teeth (except wisdom …

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What Do I Do if Something Breaks?

Typically, no part of your braces will break. However, one way it can happen is from eating hard, crunchy foods. If you eat carrots or apples, for example, first chop them into bite-size pieces, or cook them to make them soft. Eating such hard foods can bend or snap the arch wire or break brackets …

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