By: Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
The holidays are in full swing, and that means lot’s of exposure to candy, popcorn, and other food items that can damage braces. Be careful and avoid hard candy and sticky food, and brush well after a candy snack! Children’s braces and adult braces are subject to damage and the consequences of a loose bracket can add additional time to an orthodontic treatment program. This happens because the teeth surrounding the tooth with a loose bracket move in a controlled manner, but the the tooth with the broken bracket may move into an undesirable position. If a bracket does become loose, call Dr. Larry A. Rose’s orthodontic office, (281) 493-2370, and make an appointment for the repair. It is not a good idea to wait for the regular appointment because by then, it is possible unwanted tooth movement has happened. All of the orthodontists and staff at Houston Area Orthodontics want our orthodontic patients to have the best orthodontic treatment possible, and working together can help make that happen!