Life with braces doesn’t have to be tough! The team at Jay Harris Orthodontics is here to assist you on your orthodontic journey. We’ve even compiled a list or resources to help out!

Common Problems

Did you know that braces aren’t just for improving the appearance of your smile? They help improve a lot of common problems with your bite and jaw! Read more about common problems here.

Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

There are certainly foods to avoid when you get braces. While you have your braces, is important that you stick to foods that will not break your appliances. Broken appliances may result in delayed treatment.

For the first week after you get your braces, only eat soft foods until any discomfort subsides. Throughout your treatment, try to avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods and candies to keep from damaging your braces. Review our suggestions here to keep your appliances in perfect shape.

Brushing and Flossing with Braces

good oral hygiene can be tricky, but keeping your teeth and gums clean is even more important when you get braces. Food particles can get stuck in appliances and lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Click here for Dr. Harris’s tips and tricks for good oral health throughout your orthodontics treatment.


If you experience an orthodontic emergency that you are unable to fix on your own, please feel free to call us at our emergency number: (706) 289-8500. We will schedule you for a repair appointment as soon as possible.

You can also review the information here on how to fix the problem at home. Be sure to check out our blog for additional info on avoiding orthodontics emergencies