How braces work
You’ve recently found out that you need braces, or you’ve finally taken the leap and made the decision to get a straight, healthy smile. You know you’re in for a bit of a journey - after all, a brand-new smile takes some work. At this point of the process, you might be wondering how braces work. What will they do to give you the smile you’ve been waiting for?
What to do in an orthodontic emergency
So, you’re used to a little discomfort from your braces. That’s completely normal – a poking wire, tight wire or a little jaw discomfort. But in the case that you think you’re experiencing an orthodontic emergency—which, thankfully, are rare—we have a few key points we suggest you keep in your back pocket.
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