How long should my retainer last?
This is a great question, often asked by our patients. The answer varies and let me explain. First there are different types of retainers that we utilize and second, those vary from patient to patient. The old faithful “Hawley Retainer”: This is our go-to retainer and works great. It has a metal bar that runs …Read More
“Discolored” teeth after braces, what to do?
This is one of the most frequent question I get asked after we remove braces on a patient. As we progress through orthodontic treatment your teeth collect all sorts of food particles and food dye, including coffee stains, soda stains, etc. All that adds up to quite a bit of staining on your teeth on …Read More
My teeth are crooked – can I have Invisalign instead of braces?
I usually get asked this question quite a few times during any given day at the office. And my answer almost always is YES! Let me explain this further. With the advancement in clear tray technology it is now possible to perform orthodontic treatment on most patients using Invisalign type trays. There are two major …Read More
Are You Afraid Of Getting Braces?
Most of us are excited about getting our crooked teeth straightened. But there are few of us who are a bit apprehensive, and scared of getting braces. Mostly it’s because they have “heard” from friends that it hurts. Well, let us set the record straight for once in for all. Although it is going to …Read More