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Caring for orthodontic emergencies at home

In orthodontics, we are lucky enough to not have any urgent emergencies. The most common “emergencies” that occur are:

1) A broken bracket- To handle this, we recommend to put wax on the broken bracket for comfort, contact our office to schedule a repair.

2) A long wire- We recommend using cuticle cutter to trim the wire […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My braces are off! But why are they moving?

Congratulations! We know that you have been looking forward to your removal of braces since the moment you agreed to start braces! Here at Portland Pearl Orthodontics, we believe that the best patient is an educated patient. One important piece of knowledge for our patients to receive is the importance of wearing retainers POST braces. […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Early orthodontic treatment: Phase I

In orthodontia, a Phase I treatment, otherwise known as interceptive orthodontic treatment, refers to early orthodontics for a child usually between the ages of 6-8 whom typically have a mixture of primary (baby teeth) and permanent (adult) teeth. Phase I is the first part of treatment that is started to either correct a jaw or […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

See what we’re all about!

Watch our latest video Portland Pearl Orthodontics to see what we are all about and to hear patient testimonials.


By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to handle an orthodontic emergency at home

Most orthodontic emergencies can be handled right at home! Long, pokey wires can be trimmed with a nail or cuticle cutter. A broken bracket can be held in place with wax for comfort. Please see this wonderfully detailed list of “fix it yourself” tips on orthodontic emergencies.


By |April 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By the age of 7, every child should have their first Orthodontic visit

According to the AAO, children should visit the orthodontist for the first time by the age of 7. Early intervention is the best treatment your child could possibly receive. Early orthodontic treatment greatly lessens the amount of time your child will be in orthodontia. In addition, early detection and treatment prevents many problems that can […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diet and Braces…what to expect

Contrary to popular belief, having braces does not mean you have to take a hiatus from all of your favorite foods. What it does mean, is that you have to be careful with how you eat, eat some things a little differently, and substitute a few food items.

For instance, fresh fruits and vegetables should always […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I am an adult, how do I start the process of braces?

The process of Orthodontia can be overwhelming at first. Dr. Miller and the staff at Miller Orthodontics are here to make the process as easy as possible. We believe that the best patient is an informed patient. Therefore, we offer complimentary consultations for new patients. This provides you with the opportunity to meet with Dr. […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why an athletic mouthguard?

Dental trauma and injuries are common amongst all ages participating in recreational and competitive sports both contact and non-contact. Examples of contact sports are football and lacrosse. Skating and gymnastics are non-contact sports that can can contribute to dental trauma. The best way to protect yourself from dental emergencies is by wearing a custom fit […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is an orthodontic trainer

An orthodontic trainer is a removable device that is often used to train the teeth, bite, facial muscles, and jaw to correct itself into a more ideal, less harmful, much healthier position. It is often used before braces and placed to reduce treatment time and maximize results. We often use it to correct crooked teeth, […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is an orthodontic trainer