How Long Do Retainers Usually Last?

You are officially free from your braces, but now you need to acquaint yourself with a retainer, so you may be wondering how long your retainer will last and what length of time you’ll need to wear it for. Some of our patients find the fact that retainers are a lifelong necessity a bit hard to chew. However, [...]

How Often Will I Have to See My Orthodontist For My Invisalign?

Let’s explore how often you’ll need to visit your orthodontist when you have Invisalign, so you can better understand what TLC for your teeth will look like. First, we’d like to say congratulations on seriously considering this great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign can be a great option for patients who are hoping to achieve [...]

I Think I Need Braces, But I Don’t Know Where to Start

You’ve looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “My teeth could be straighter,” but you’re not exactly sure how to start the process of getting braces. It’s important to understand that every person’s orthodontic journey will be unique because every set of teeth is different. Rest assured, your orthodontist is going to come up with [...]

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

When people find out that they will need braces or any other kind of orthodontics, one of the first things they want to know is how long they will need to wear them. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to that question. While the average amount of time someone wears braces is 18 months, the [...]

Common Orthodontic Emergencies

If you've just started wearing orthodontics, you probably know that it's taking a while to get used to them. That is normal, but it can sometimes seem like every bit of pain and discomfort seems like an emergency. You might be tempted to just "tough it out" while experiencing some discomfort, but there may come [...]

How Do You Floss with Permanent Retainers?

Taking proper care of your teeth isn’t always the most enjoyable part of your day – this can be especially true when it comes to flossing with a permanent retainer. However, once your braces come off, you can’t just give up on your diligent oral health care regime. Otherwise, you may be sacrificing the quality of [...]

What’s the First Week with Braces Like?

The first week of having braces can be a big adjustment for patients, but as time goes on, dealing with your new orthodontics will become second nature. To make sure the first several days of having braces go smoothly, we’ve covered a few of the basics below to help keep you happy and healthy. Pain [...]

Cold and Flu Season Tips When You Have Braces

We can all feel it in the air; the chill of winter that brings with it the dreaded cold and flu season. If this is your first year with braces, you may be wondering how your newest additions will affect you if you find yourself with a case of the sniffles or sore throat. Below, [...]