Retainer Care and Maintenance

  BRACES-OFF DAY will get here much sooner than you think, provided that you’re following the orthodontist’s instructions, but that won’t be the end of your orthodontic treatment. To keep the properly aligned smile you’ve worked so hard for, you’ll need to be diligent in wearing your retainers. There are many differences between braces and retainers, Read More

Can Braces Help With Speech Problems?

WE NEED SEVERAL things working together to be able to speak clearly. Speech disorders can result from impaired hearing, genetics, or a cleft palate, but another cause that can get overlooked is an orthodontic problem! Let’s take a look at how orthodontic treatment can overlap with speech pathology. The Ways Malocclusions Can Impact Speech “Malocclusion” Read More

Do Your Friends Know These 6 Mouth Facts?

IF YOU’RE SHORT on fun topics of conversation for your next party, might we interest you in some weird mouth trivia? We’re sure you’ll be able to impress your friends. 1. The Bumps on Newly Erupted Adult Teeth Have a Name You might remember what it was like when your adult front teeth came in Read More

How to Take Care of Your Retainer

THE SAME KIND of bacteria, plaque, and tartar that accumulates on our teeth can also build up on our retainers. That’s why our retainers need to be cleaned as often as our teeth to keep them in good condition (and not full of funky smells). Daily Retainer Cleaning Depending on the type of retainer, the cleaning Read More

Daily Dental Hygiene Tips for Braces Wearers

EVERY ORTHODONTIC PATIENT dreams of Braces Off Day, but tooth decay and unsightly stains can make that dream smile harder to achieve if we aren’t careful about daily dental hygiene while the braces are on. Here are a few crucial tips to follow to get the best results: #1: Brush after each meal. Yes, including lunch. Read More