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invisalign elite preferred provider

Dr. Emma is nationally awarded Elite Preferred Provider Status for her extensive experience using Invisalign since its first introduction in 1999. She is among the top 1% of Invisalign certified specialists in North America.

Please contact Dr. Emma’s office with any questions or to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Caring for your New Braces at Home

General Soreness

  • General Soreness can be relieved by rinsing the mouth with a warm water & salt mouthwash
    • Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, and rinse vigorously
  • Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin can be taken to alleviate any pain
  • Soreness should end by the third or fourth day

Loosening of Teeth

  • Teeth may feel loose during treatment. This is expected and normal
  • Teeth must loosen first to be moved
  • Teeth will again become rigidly fixed in their new positions

Eating

  • Be careful when eating, not to break your orthodontic appliances
  • For the first few days, soft foods are more appropriate
  • Food should be cut into small pieces, and chewing should be done with the back teeth
  • NEVER bite into anything with your front teeth – your braces will break off
    • Such as, apples, pears, corn on the cob, spare ribs, chicken wings, and any meat on the bone.
  • Hard foods are off limits or must be cut up in small pieces and chewed with your back teeth
    • Such as, hard cookies, pizza crust, hard breads, hard pretzels, bagels, hard candies, frozen snacks, ice cubes and raw vegetables
  • Chewy, sticky candies are OFF LIMITS. There are absolutely no exceptions
    • Such as laffy taffy, skittles, starbursts, tootsie rolls, gum, gummy worms, gummy bears, sour patch kids, jelly beans, caramel, and licorice
  • Chewy sticky things may not immediately cause damage but, they will do damage over time.
  • Keep things that aren’t food out of your mouth
  • Do not chew on pens, pen caps, pencils, straws or finger nails
  • We put bends in the wire to move your teeth in a certain direction. If you put a bend in your wire by chewing something you should not have, you will shift your teeth in the wrong direction lengthening treatment time and causing problems

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