You may be surprised to learn that the colors on your braces do so much more than make them look good! Colors or O-ties, as they are called by the Dr. and assistants, are used to pull the wire into to the bracket on each tooth and hold it there snug. On occasion you may come in to the Orthodontist for an adjustment just to have the colors changed. When that happens the Dr. has determined that the wire you are currently wearing still has some work to do before we can move you up into a larger wire, but you will still fell some mild soreness after those appointments because the new "colors" re-engage that wire and make it work harder straightening your teeth. Who knew those pretty colors had so much power behind them?! So remember those o-ties are an important part of your treatment and if you ver notice one as gone missing call your Orthodontist immediately to get it replaced so the teeth straightening can continue as planned!