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[…]

How often do I have to wear my retainers?

The topic of retention is a complicated and complex subject and you can read more about this topic, here [ Retention and Retainers ].  The actual study of how to keep teeth from moving after orthodontic treatment is over is still ongoing.  Classic studies were performed here in the pacific northwest to determine how much teeth[…]