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[…]

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[…]