Tips for looking after your braces E & S Orthodontics Chandler Tolleson Peoria AZ

5 Tips for Looking After Your Braces

Congratulations on deciding to have orthodontic treatment – the first step toward achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the most important things you need to remember is that taking care of your teeth and gums becomes even more important while wearing braces. Following are 5 tips for looking after your braces. 1.  Brush Your…

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What Is a Bonded Retainer?

Just because you’ve finally moved past needing your braces doesn’t mean the works done. At this point, you’ll need to start wearing retainers. If you don’t, your teeth start to drift over time because the effect of braces will end up going away. Not something anyone who has worn braces wants to have happen. Wearing…

Gingival Contouring E & S Orthodontics Chandler Tolleson Peoria AZ

What Is Gingival Contouring?


The gums play an important part in a great smile. Even beautiful, pearly whites can’t enhance your smile if your gums are taking up too much room on your teeth. If a “gummy” smile is causing you too self-consciously hide your smile, consider gingival contouring. What is Gingival Contouring? This is dental related cosmetic procedure…

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What’s The Difference Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is ideally started during different developmental stages. Two phase orthodontic treatment include addressing the alignment of the jaw and teeth. Some dentists and orthodontists say that phase 1 treatment isn’t necessary. The fact is that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic exam by the age of 7. An…