Compliance the Elephant in the room

Banksy, the provocative street artist, once ran afoul of animal rights advocates for painting an elephant the same pattern as the wallpaper of the “room” it occupied.  Banksy seemed to be trying to evoke the notion that some things are understood but rarely addressed verbally; the proverbial “elephant in the room”. Orthodontics has its very[…]

How do I care for my retainers?

Retainers are an incredibly important aspect of orthodontic treatment.  Simply put, once the teeth are straight we need to keep them that way!  Read more here [ Retention and Retainers ] and here [ How often should I wear my retainers ] for further information on this topic.  Retainers can be cared for in a number[…]

Foods to watch out for during orthodontic treatment

Most patients (and prospective patients) know that they need to be careful when it comes to which foods they can eat.  They understand that certain types of foods can cause problems in the long run either by dislodging (breaking) the appliance (for example knocking off brackets) or getting stuck in the appliance and having secondary[…]