Can you eat spicy food with braces?

The overall consensus of the internet is no, spicy foods are not a problem, and yes, you can eat them.

Yellow Teeth After Braces?

After many months of waiting, some orthodontic patients are incredibly disappointed to see that their teeth are a complete mess after the braces come off. Improper oral hygiene and a lack of dentist check-ups can lead to yellow teeth after braces, to white spot lesion, and even cavities on the tooth surfaces. Receiving orthodontic treatment puts you at risk of oral disease, as the teeth are harder to clean, and certain tooth surfaces remain hidden as there are brackets on top of them, leading to yellowness of the teeth after the braces come off. Damage can also be incurred from the appliance itself.

Do Braces Rust?

The topics people query on the internet never cease to amuse me. One that recently caught my attention is whether or not braces can rust, and what to do if they do. I felt the need to write about this, as there are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings in these threads that I cannot just let them slide without adding a little to the discussions.

What are orthodontic ligatures?

Orthodontic ligatures and ligation is perhaps the least understood aspect of orthodontics. Learn about what orthodontic elastics are, what they do and why they are necessary.

Orthodontic Headgear

When Is Headgear Used? It is almost very orthodontic patient’s nightmare that their bite alignment will involve having to wear headgear. Many people are confused as to why some people wear them at all, and what they are supposed to do. Headgear is very rarely used at all, but when it is, it is only if there is a correction of a very severe problem. it is only used in the correction of an overbite, which is a very rare condition.

What should I do with stained braces?

Stained braces are a common problem for many orthodontic patients. It ruins the otherwise already devastated appearance of the individual, can be a harbour for bacteria that cause tooth decay, and can contribute to the malfunctioning of the actual braces themselves.

Orthodontic treatment - Patience Is Key

Orthodontic treatment can be a very scary procedure, especially as your face and the way your teeth look and feel will change several times before reaching the final form. In the interim period you may experience a bite that is more painful, more uneven, and more pathological than the one you currently have, you may encounter aesthetic problems, and you may feel like ending the whole process right then and there. Don’t! It is quite common for orthodontic treatment to get a lot worse before it starts getting better.

The Secrets Of The Dental Wax

Orthodontic way is something that cannot be called new in any sense of the word. It is roughly as old as orthodontry itself, and yet remains one of the most elusive topics on the internet, with almost every forum full of questions about orthodontic wax; what is it? How is it used? What is it good for? What is it made out of? I thought that the best way to answer these questions is in the form of an FAQ, so without any further ado, our orthodontic wax FAQ:

Oh No! My Bracket fell off!

Sometimes the brackets of orthodontic braces can fall off, and this can cause some serious problems for patients. Here is what you can do in case it occurs.

Can Braces Cause Migraines?

Having headaches and even debilitating migraine headaches can be a result of getting orthodontic treatment. Pain caused by braces that are too tight, or by a movement that is particularly difficult can radiate to the rest of the face, neck and head, and can come in seemingly unrelated places, like around the eyes.

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