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Retain Your New, Straight Smile

The time has come for your braces to be removed and you are excited! You’re ready to show the world your new, straight smile. You are also looking forward to having a healthier smile that is easier to care for. You may be wondering, however, what comes after braces. In most cases, our orthodontist will recommend a retainer after braces... read more »

What to do About a Broken Retainer

You will invest a great deal of time not to mention a great deal of money, in orthodontics to straighten your smile. After all the time you have spent wearing your braces, cleaning them, and seeing your dentist for the necessary appointments, you won’t want all of that effort to go to waste. To make certain that your teeth stay... read more »

Cleaning Braces and Your Smile

Although cleaning and caring for your braces is normally a simple task, it oftentimes gets overlooked and neglected. Keeping your braces clean is a vital part of keeping your braces effective. If they cannot work correctly, your recovery time will increase. One of the best ways to keep your braces safe and clean is to always wear protective guards when... read more »

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 »