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April 23rd, 2013

Dr. John Nikolovski Discusses the different parts of Orthodontic Braces!

There are different parts of orthodontic appliances that help in treating your case to get a normal bite.  The list below can help to answer your questions below on how we get your smile nice and straight!

1) Orthodontic bracket:  An orthodontic bracket is the main part of braces that help your teeth become straight.  There are different types of orthodontic brackets including metal, clear ceramic braces and even self ligating braces.  These brackets are glued to your teeth and then removed when your braces are finished.  Also, we tie your colored elastics around these braces when you have your monthly orthodontic adjustments.

2) Orthodontic Spring: Springs are placed on the archwire and they can help push your teeth around to get a proper bite.

3) Orthodontic Hooks:  Orthodontic hooks are a part of certain orthodontic brackets and they aid in allowing you to hook elastics on to help slide teeth past one another.

4) Orthodontic Archwire: This is the wire that moves your teeth.  By changing different wire sizes and wire grades we can shift and slide your teeth past one another to align them into that perfect straight smile everyone desires.

5) Orthodontic Bands: These are placed on your last teeth to help act as a strong anchor of your braces.  By placing a strong band at the back, there is usually less breakage of appliances

If you have any other questions, call us for a free consultation!

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April 23rd, 2013

Dr. John Nikolovski Discusses the different parts of Orthodontic Braces!

There are different parts of orthodontic appliances that help in treating your case to get a normal bite.  The list below can help to answer your questions below on how we get your smile nice and straight!

1) Orthodontic bracket:  An orthodontic bracket is the main part of braces that help your teeth become straight.  There are different types of orthodontic brackets including metal, clear ceramic braces and even self ligating braces.  These brackets are glued to your teeth and then removed when your braces are finished.  Also, we tie your colored elastics around these braces when you have your monthly orthodontic adjustments.

2) Orthodontic Spring: Springs are placed on the archwire and they can help push your teeth around to get a proper bite.

3) Orthodontic Hooks:  Orthodontic hooks are a part of certain orthodontic brackets and they aid in allowing you to hook elastics on to help slide teeth past one another.

4) Orthodontic Archwire: This is the wire that moves your teeth.  By changing different wire sizes and wire grades we can shift and slide your teeth past one another to align them into that perfect straight smile everyone desires.

5) Orthodontic Bands: These are placed on your last teeth to help act as a strong anchor of your braces.  By placing a strong band at the back, there is usually less breakage of appliances

If you have any other questions, call us for a free consultation!

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April 23rd, 2013

Dr. John Nikolovski Discusses the different parts of Orthodontic Braces!

There are different parts of orthodontic appliances that help in treating your case to get a normal bite.  The list below can help to answer your questions below on how we get your smile nice and straight!

1) Orthodontic bracket:  An orthodontic bracket is the main part of braces that help your teeth become straight.  There are different types of orthodontic brackets including metal, clear ceramic braces and even self ligating braces.  These brackets are glued to your teeth and then removed when your braces are finished.  Also, we tie your colored elastics around these braces when you have your monthly orthodontic adjustments.

2) Orthodontic Spring: Springs are placed on the archwire and they can help push your teeth around to get a proper bite.

3) Orthodontic Hooks:  Orthodontic hooks are a part of certain orthodontic brackets and they aid in allowing you to hook elastics on to help slide teeth past one another.

4) Orthodontic Archwire: This is the wire that moves your teeth.  By changing different wire sizes and wire grades we can shift and slide your teeth past one another to align them into that perfect straight smile everyone desires.

5) Orthodontic Bands: These are placed on your last teeth to help act as a strong anchor of your braces.  By placing a strong band at the back, there is usually less breakage of appliances

If you have any other questions, call us for a free consultation!

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April 23rd, 2013

Tips To Avoid Problems When Wearing Braces!

Although you may take extreme care of your braces, they can cause soreness to your mouth.  During the first month after placing your braces it is normal for your teeth to ache and for your jaw to be a little bit sore for the first few days.

Other common issues may be broken brackets, loose wires and bands which may cause temporary soreness around your lips and gums.  The following guide can help determining what is wrong and what you can do at home to help.

1) Loose Orthodontic bracket.  A loose orthodontic bracket occurs when a metal brace is broken and slides from side to side on the wire.   Apply a small amount of orthodontic wax to the bracket temporarily. This will help with any discomfort temporarily until you can come to your next appointment

2) Loose Bands: A loose band will stay in place until your next appointment although it will be a bit wiggly if you put force on it.  If brought to your Orthodontists attention they can fix it at your next appointment

3)  Poking wires: You can sometimes use the end of the eraser of a pencil to help put the wire into a more comfortable place, or if you are unable to move it you can apply some wax until your next appointment

Foods to Avoid

Some foods can also help or hurt you while you’re wearing braces. Remember to cut your food into small pieces that can be easily chewed. Some foods such as apples, pizza crust, hard candy bubble gum ice cubes should be avoided.

And always remember to brush and floss thoroughly when you are cleaning your appliances!

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