The day a patient’s braces come off is a day of celebration. Patients can enjoy their straight new smiles. But that doesn’t mean orthodontic treatment is over yet. Now begins the final and most important stage of your treatment: Retention. There are a few different type of retainers, and just like orthodontic treatment, how and […]
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Retainers
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment?
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment? Braces can correct a variety of orthodontic problems. One of the most common one is crowding of the teeth. This condition has multiple causes including a small mouth, narrow jaw bones, teeth that are too big, extra teeth in the mouth, teeth that didn’t grow straight down, and […]
What is the right age for braces?
What is the right age for braces? Even though there is no specific age to start treatment, it is recommended that a child sees an orthodontist as early as seven years of age. There are no strict guidelines on what can be corrected at that age but typically problems such as cross-bites (or narrow jaws), […]
What is the best retainer?
Retainers are appliances that are used following orthodontic treatment to maintain the final position of the teeth. They play an integral part in the overall orthodontic process and are an absolute necessity for all patients at the end of treatment. Retainers come in various shapes and forms. However, there are two main types: removable and […]