Archive for November, 2016

Caring For Your Mouthguard

Take good care of your mouthguard and it will take good care of your teeth and braces. Here are some great ways to take care of your mouthguard… Clean it after every use. Rinse it with cool water Gently brush it occasionally with toothbrush and toothpaste Avoid hot water as it may change the fit Be […]

Importance of Rubber Bands

A common question asked is “why do orthodontists use rubber bands with braces?” Rubber bands are an important part of the orthodontic treatment.  They provide the connective force necessary to move the teeth and jaw into the proper alignment.  Rubber bands are typically used in the final phase of treatment and are used to adjust […]

Retainers Are Important

The success of a patient’s orthodontic treatment depends on how dedicated they are about wearing their retainer.  Unfortunately, approximately  25% of patients who wear braces have to get them again because they fail to wear their retainers as instructed. Be sure to wear your retainer and schedule regular checks as instructed to maintain a beautiful, […]