Safeguard Your Smile While Playing Sports

When you get braces, you need to make a few lifestyle changes to keep your teeth healthy and ensure beautiful results. Wright Orthodontics recommends you avoid eating things like sticky candy and gum, or foods that can easily get stuck in your teeth, like popcorn. Besides protecting your teeth from damages caused by food, you also need to protect your mouth from injuries. Don’t worry – you won’t need to give up your favorite sports while your teeth are being…

Written by Wright Orthodontics July 31, 2017


It’s Hot! Hydrate with Water When You Wear Braces, Not Soda!

The hottest time of the year is here!  Whether swimming, playing sports, taking beach trips, or exploring outside, you’ll be sure to work up a sweat. It’s important to stay hydrated to beat the heat. Soda and sports drinks are tasty, but water is really the smartest choice to replenish your fluids, especially if you have braces. Why are sodas and sugars bad for braces? Soda pop contains damaging acids that can weaken enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and…

Written by Wright Orthodontics July 25, 2017


How Can Sour Food Affect Your Teeth?

We all know that feeling of tasting something sour. Your cheeks may pucker, you might squint your eyes, yet somehow it is a flavor that is ever growing in popularity. From lemonade to gummy worms, sour foods are often a surprisingly delicious treat. However, your teeth do not feel the same way. While you may enjoy the taste of a sour candy every now and then, your teeth can feel repercussions long after that puckered feeling has passed, and the…

Written by Wright Orthodontics June 30, 2017


Show Off that Smile, Laughter is Best for Your Health!

One of the first things we tend to notice about people is their smile. There is nothing quite like a perfect set of pearly whites. So why not make your smile the best it can be? When it comes to your overbite or your underbite, too much space between teeth or too little, or even just that one crooked tooth, there is no reason not to fix it. Your smile tells a lot about you, and you deserve to have…

Written by Wright Orthodontics June 23, 2017


The Proper Hygiene to Take Care of Your Teeth

Sometimes braces can feel like an extra hassle. However, you know the results are worth it. To get to those results, though, you need to take care of your teeth throughout the whole process. Making sure you use proper hygiene can help you get to your beautiful smile easier and faster.   Brushing habits One of the most important factors in oral hygiene is brushing your teeth. People tend to only think about brushing their teeth when they wake up…

Written by Wright Orthodontics May 31, 2017


Eating With Braces: Do’s and Don’ts

Braces can sometimes feel restricting. Who wouldn’t feel a little held back with metal in their mouth? However, that beautiful smile you know you will get to show everyone makes it all worth it. In order to get to that smile the fastest and easiest way possible, it’s necessary to take care when it comes to what foods you eat or don’t eat. This may sound like just another thing to keep track of in your or your child’s life,…

Written by Wright Orthodontics May 26, 2017


What is SureSmile and How Does it Work?

Every field of medicine is improving with the development of technology. Orthodontics is no different. Now you can spend less time in braces while getting more precise results. SureSmile allows this to happen. The technology enables orthodontists to take digital scans of patients’ teeth. By using these scans, doctors can find the best way to design custom wires for that specific patient. Doctors use the SureSmile program to find the best direction to move their patients’ teeth. Orthodontists utilizing SureSmile…

Written by Wright Orthodontics April 30, 2017


What is the best age to have an orthodontic evaluation?

One of the most commonly asked questions is when its best to start looking into braces. While there’s no straight forward answer, there are some general guidelines to follow when considering braces. In order to truly do what’s best, you need to talk with a licensed professional. The most important aspect of deciding whether it’s the right time for braces is whether all of your permanent teeth (except wisdom teeth) have replaced the baby ones. Usually this is 11 to…

Written by Wright Orthodontics April 20, 2017