Caring For Your Retainer

After finally getting your braces off, it’s important to remember to wear a retainer. When the teeth are moved, the ligaments connecting the tooth to the jawbone are stretched or compressed – making them likely to spring back towards their original position once the force of the braces is removed. A retainer will keep your … Continued

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Do You have an Ideal Bite?

Patients are often referred to an orthodontist by their dentist thanks to an imperfect bite, or a bite that is “off”.  This term means that there is some misalignment of the teeth – an incorrect relation between the them when they come into contact with each other. Sometimes the issue is easy to identify, as … Continued

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Much Ado About Thumb Sucking

It may seem harmless, but a toddler’s habit of thumb sucking can cause several dental deformities later on. We have seen several patients who had dental problems like an open bite, protruding upper anterior teeth or leaning lower anterior teeth, as well as speech problems. While intervention is not imperative, it is important to know … Continued

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