What is elastic tie?
An elastic tie (a type of ligature) is the rubber tie that fits around your bracket. With some types of braces, this elastic tie is used to hold the arch wire in place. However, with how technology has advanced, colored elastic ties are no longer required, and are just a decoration for fun. Please remember Read More
What Is Instant Orthodontics? What Are The Costs And Benefits?
Instant orthodontics delivers its promise – instant results. It’s a method of orthodontics that’s meant for people who want rapid results, who don’t want to wait out a more traditional approach. What’s instant orthodontics? Is it the right approach for you and what are its costs? About Instant Orthodontics Instant orthodontics is a term incorrectly Read More
Mouth sores are common especially after braces are placed?
Mouth sores are common; especially after braces are placed. Most of these sores heal up after a week or two, so be patient. The tissue inside the mouth needs to “toughen up” or become callused with scar tissue. Until this happens, here are some soothing suggestions. Warm Salt Water Rinses: rinsing several times a day Read More
Fluoride – Fact or Fiction
Fluoride is a mineral; not a medication. It exists naturally in our water supply. Studies have proven that the right amount of fluoride is beneficial to our health; just enough to protect our teeth. It is an important nutrient for healthy teeth. Did you know that for most cities, every $1 invested in fluoridation saves Read More
When braces are placed, teeth accumulate more plaque and bacteria since the brackets on the teeth hide it and make it harder to brush. Also, plaque is clear which makes it that much harder to see.Sugar always causes tooth decay and acid will erode enamel on the teeth. Plaque HD toothpaste helps identify the buildup Read More
Do it Yourself (DIY) Braces – BEWARE!
It may sound like a good way to save money, but experts warn at-home orthodontics is a risky business, one that could cost much more in the long run. “Nowadays it seems like people believe that they can do everything themselves, but while it’s cool to do some things on your own, when it comes Read More
Straighten Your Teeth In Six Months
What would you do if we told you that you can have perfectly straight teeth in just 6 months? Would you doubt us? Well, at Masri Orthodontics, we actually offer you assurance of the perfect smile within 6 months. If you still don’t believe us, come to us for a complimentary consultation today. We will Read More
Opt For The Brace Without A Trace And Smile Bright On Your Wedding Day
You’re getting married, but your smile is less than perfect. You have so much to deal with and the thought of wearing very visible, very annoying braces is really killing you. Here’s the good news – you don’t have to suffer such an indignity anymore! Just opt for the MTM No-Trace System– want to know Read More