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Traditional orthodontic braces include a series of metal brackets, wires, and other various components. Once our orthodontists, Dr. Stanley Werner or Dr. Scott Werner install them into your mouth, routine adjustments can gradually bring your teeth into their correct alignment.

If you are uncomfortable with the overt appearance of metal hardware components in your smile our orthodontists can apply a special porcelain glaze to your braces during installation. This special material can be carefully color matched to your natural tooth enamel. This will help your braces components blend in with the basic appearance of your smile.

You should also keep in mind that certain foods and activities can potentially damage braces hardware and prevent dental stains on your tooth enamel.

You should make your best effort to void eating sticky foods, candies, and chewing gum. The force and suction created by these substances could potentially cause significant damage to your braces. It could potentially bend a wire, or loosen a band, or bracket. A similar threat is posed by biting into or crunching down on hard and tough foods.

On a cosmetic level, you might want to take steps to prevent dental stains from developing on your exposed tooth enamel. While dark beverages and tobacco use will have little appreciable effect on the porcelain glaze, they can still stain your teeth.  

If you live in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and the alignment of your teeth needs to be corrected, you should call 901-767-5415 to schedule a consultation at Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C..