Campus Blog

What Do Orthodontic Elastic Bands Do?

The short answer is that “bands,” also called elastics or rubber bands, help correct jaw alignment or the “bite.”  Misalignment can happen as a discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw and cause problems from chewing and excessive tooth...

Never Too Late for Braces!

Faith Hill was 45 when she chose to get adult braces, as she showed them off while walking the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in 2013! Faith said during an interview that she was sporting a set of clear braces because she failed to wear her retainer as a child. Let...

Why It’s Important to Wear your Retainer

Helpful Tips to “Retain” your Retainer After spending 6 months to 2 years in braces, you finally achieve that winning smile, your friends all congratulate you, and you are finally done, right? Well, almost. That small retainer the orthodontist made for you is pretty...

School Essay from a 10-yr Old Girl

Our guest blogger today is Jaya, a 10-year old girl who loves Braces U. She came in for her orthodontic adjustment and gave us a copy of her school essay, which she received an ‘A’. We were honored and thrilled that she chose to write such kind words about...

Importance of Oral Health While in Orthodontic Treatment

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of overall health, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Without it, gum disease, tooth decay and demineralization can take place. In fact, gum disease has been linked to major health concerns from preterm labor to...