Retainer Care – A Guide

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After you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure that you keep your smile straight and perfect afterward. Wearing a retainer is a surefire way to make sure that your teeth stay straight. But wearing a retainer comes with its own requirements. You have to take care of it,… Read more »

You Will Need to Wear a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

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Our orthodontist, Dr. can traditional braces to correct a bad bite, overcrowding issues, or general deviations in the alignment of your teeth. This system relies on regular adjustment appointment to tighten the orthodontics. The progressive tension applied to your braces will gradually alter the position of your teeth in your gums. This is done in… Read more »

Retain Your Straight Smile With a Retainer

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Your braces were installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. , to reposition your teeth. As the teeth moved, the periodontal ligaments that anchor each one of your teeth in its specific socket were stretched. Once your teeth have attained their ideal alignment, Dr. can remove the braces so you can enjoy a better-functioning… Read more »

How to Clean and Care for Your Retainer

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Even though your retainer is made of durable materials, like metal and plastic, it still needs daily care and cleaning. If you take good care of it on a regular basis, it can help you maintain a straight, beautiful, and healthy smile. To help you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, Dr. and our orthodontic… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer Once Your Braces Have Been Removed

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Through the course of your regular adjustment sessions with Dr. , your teeth have finally achieved their ideal alignment. While it’s surely an exciting time to be able to enjoy your healthier mouth and appealing smile, your teeth will still need help maintaining their new positions. There will still be some residual tension lingering in… Read more »

You Will Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

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The day when your braces can be removed is finally drawing near. However, it’s important to understand that the adjustments provided by your braces were really just the first step in the alignment process. Even after your orthodontist removes the braces, there will still be a little residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor… Read more »

Insights on Your Various Retainer Options

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Now that Dr. and your braces have successfully adjusted your teeth into their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there is still some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. After the braces are removed you will need to use… Read more »

The Evolution of the Retainer

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If you’ve experienced braces, you understand the importance of a good retainer. Retainers keep your smile straight after you complete orthodontic treatment. Believe it or not, retainers have existed for thousands of years—they’re older than braces! The first recorded use of retainers originated around 770 B.C., when the Etruscans (early predecessors of the ancient Romans)… Read more »