A Fixed Retainer Requires Some Routine Care and Cleaning

Now that you have achieved your ideal smile, your orthodontist, Dr. Jaime Rivera, can remove your braces. However, you will still need to use a retainer to help your teeth maintain their new positions. There some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth in your mouth. This tension has the potential to pull your teeth out... read more »

How to Clean around Your Braces for Optimal Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth and braces clean is an important part of the alignment process. Tooth decay related to poor oral hygiene can actually increase the total treatment time to realign your teeth. At Rivera Orthodontics in El Paso, Texas, our orthodontist, Dr. Jaime Rivera, has some tips to share with you about cleaning around your braces. If you’re having issues flossing between teeth and... read more »