Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Removed

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Orthodontic braces can play a very important role in correcting the alignment of your child’s teeth. Traditional braces need to be tightened at regular intervals to effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your son of daughter’s teeth in place. In time this will fully correct the position and orientation of their teeth to provide… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Needs Daily Oral Hygiene Maintenance

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After your braces have been removed, there will still be a little tension remaining in the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring them in their sockets. To prevent your teeth from relapsing toward their old positions, your orthodontist, Dr. , will fit you for a retainer. If your upper front or lower front teeth needed significant… Read more »