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Benefits Of Having Braces
We are often asked what are some of the benefits of having braces. Having straight beautiful teeth may seem important on an aesthetic level. What most patients don’t know prior to being educated on braces is that having our teeth in the correct position means that teeth can function for a longer amount of time.

Braces aren’t just to make beautiful smiles, they affect many aspects of a person’s life. The alignment of our teeth can affect our health, the
confidence we feel inside, and how we function day to day.

Benefits of A Smile
We all know that a smile can brighten up a room. What most people don’t know is that there are benefits both for our health and for those around us. At Ehrler Orthodontics we deliver and encourage smiles. Here are just a few reasons why you should smile

A SMILE
Improves our mood, a smile lifts our faces and makes us look younger. A smile Improves confidence and Is easier to do than frowning. For a more detailed list visit our website at ehrlerortho.com

Foods to avoid when wearing braces part 1 – Sticky Foods
The main goal for braces is to beautify our patient’s smiles. To accomplish this, we have to schedule visits, make adjustments to make sure things are working as they should. However, this is a two way street and our patients have to keep their end of the agreement. This includes not eating certain types of foods. Some foods can loosen or break braces and should be scratched from your menu at least until the braces come off.

Avoid sugary and sticky foods.
Sugary and starchy foods generate plaque acid that cause tooth decay and promote gum disease. You’ll have to cut down on chips, soda, and sweets. You will especially have to avoid sticky, chewy sweets because they will cause damage to your wires as well as loosen brackets.

Foods to avoid when wearing braces part 2 – Hard Foods
The main goal for braces is to beautify our patient’s smiles. To accomplish this, we have to schedule visits, make adjustments to make sure things are working as they should. However, this is a two way street and our patients have to keep their end of the agreement. This includes not eating certain types of foods. Some foods can loosen or break braces and should be scratched from your menu at least until the braces come off.

Stay away from hard, crunchy snacks
These types of snacks including popcorn, nuts, and hard candy can break brackets. Also avoid biting ice cubes, eating pretzels and even biting pizza crust

Types Of Braces We Offer
at Ehrler Orthodontics we have traditional and non-traditional braces. The type of braces that are selected is determined by the needs of each individual patient. The types of braces we offer are

  • Traditional braces standard metal brackets that are attached to a patient’s teeth
  • Lingual Braces – Lingual braces are Hidden Braces that are applied behind the teeth
  • Clear aligners – Clear aligners can straighten a dental patient’s teeth without the wires and brackets of traditional braces. Here at Ehrler Orthodontics we offer Orchestrate, developed by Dr. Ehrler

To find out what type of braces will work best for you, contact us to schedule your consultation.

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