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Why Retainers After Braces are Epic Important {in 2019}

 

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It’s the moment of the big reveal. After all the time and expense, the braces are finally coming off. All parties involved including mom, the orthodontist and the fortunate subject of teeth straightening are anxious to see this ideal smile without the hardware, and what a beautiful smile it is! So, what is with this retainer, and why does it have to be worn every day after all this time spent in wires and brackets?
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I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off!

I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off!

When you’re suffering from some type of orthodontic problems like crowded teeth or an overbite, the problem may require an intensive treatment like braces or Invisalign.

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The best aspect of these treatments is that you’ll be able to obtain a straight smile. However, the only way to keep a perfect smile after using braces is by following the right guidelines. How you treat your teeth after the braces have been removed is just as important as the initial movement of your teeth.

How Your Teeth Will Benefit from Braces

Braces offer an array of benefits that other orthodontic solutions simply can’t provide. Whether you select Invisalign or metal braces for your teeth straightening solution of choice, you’ll be provided with brackets or aligners that can move your teeth into the correct position. Even if the orthodontic problem you’re suffering from is a severe one, braces are designed to provide substantial movements. Once you obtain straighter teeth, you’ll have a more beautiful smile and should get a boost in confidence. Read more

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

Getting your braces off is an exciting time. While braces are the most efficient way to get the smile of your dreams, there are a lot of rules surrounding what you can and can’t do with your braces. The upkeep may be annoying, but the end result is well worth it. But if you’re given retainers after you get your brackets and wires off, you’re not quite out of the clear yet. There are a few care tips you need to know to maintain your new smile.

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What Happens Immediately after Removal of Braces?

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What Happens Immediately after Removal of Braces?

You’ve made it through your course of orthodontic treatment with braces. Whether it’s been two years or more, it is such a liberating feeling when those metal brackets and wires finally are removed. You can truly enjoy your beautiful smile with teeth that are properly aligned now that there is nothing to block the view of your pearly whites. You might think that your journey is over, but there is more to come before you can say that your orthodontic work is complete. Your orthodontist will be your guide, pointing you in the right direction as you think about what to do next.

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How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence

LAST UPDATED: April 24, 2018

How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence?

Do you find yourself wondering if people are noticing your teeth when you talk? Have you found that you don’t show your teeth when you smile? Are you struggling to be happy with your smile when you do see your teeth in photos?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you have probably thought about working with an orthodontia provider, discovering how you can straighten your teeth, and deciding whether this is the right choice. Straightening teeth as an adult is an important decision – it will require significant time and monetary investment, and for many adults, they may question whether it is worth it in the long-term, especially given the inconveniences that traditional metal braces can present. Fortunately, you have other options. One of these options, Invisalign, is a modern alternative to traditional orthodontics. If you’re wondering if this treatment option is right for you, read below for more information about how it can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming about!

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How to [Floss] Your Permanent Retainer

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How to Floss Your Permanent Retainer?

Anyone who understands what wearing braces for years has experienced the pain that it brings and the hardship it poses when it comes to cleaning the teeth. Apart from the pain, there are other embarrassing moments that come up when you wear braces. For instance, you might find yourself smiling to your friends, and your brackets and wires are full of food. If you have experienced some of these embarrassing moments, you know that the journey with the braces to the point of removing them cannot be for anything less than a perfect smile. This investment has to be taken care of after braces have been removed using retainers, for the teeth to maintain their correct position. Retainers start their work at this phase. The most common retainers being used are permanent retainers. There are other temporary retainers, but what is a permanent retainer and what is it used for?

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Are Traditional Braces Cheaper than Invisalign?

LAST UPDATED: March 27, 2018

Are Traditional Braces Cheaper than Invisalign?

Cost is a major factor that must be weighed into your decision to seek orthodontic treatment. Today, you have many options available to help straighten your teeth and create a more beautiful smile. For most people, it will come down to two main options: Invisalign and the traditional wire braces with which most people are familiar. Understanding the differences between the two types of appliances is critical to deciding whether or not the cost should be a significant factor regarding which way you go with your treatment.

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How to Fix Crowded Teeth [Without Braces]

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How to Fix Minor Overcrowding of Teeth Without Braces or Invisalign?

Everyone, no matter their age, wants to have teeth that are straight and beautiful. An even smile can boost your confidence and make you feel as though anything is possible. Unfortunately, many people suffer from some kind of issue within their teeth that causes overcrowding, an overbite, an underbite, or any number of other problems. While some of these issues can be directly tackled with the usage of braces and Invisalign, these orthodontic solutions are typically reserved for people who suffer from substantial overcrowding or a large overbite. The key to fixing overcrowding teeth depends on the extent of the crowding. If the crowding you’re experiencing is minimal, it’s possible that you’ll be able to fix this overcrowding without Invisalign or braces.

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The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

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LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 30, 2018

The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

Unfortunately, everyone wasn’t born with a perfect smile. Many children are born with an overbite, and underbite, crowded teeth, or gaps in their teeth. This is where braces and Invisalign can help. When you take your child to the orthodontist for either of these treatments, your child will need to wear them for a year or more. Once the treatment is over, it isn’t the end. Once the braces and Invisalign come off, your child will be fitted with a retainer. Not every child gets the same retainer schedule. It depends on the child and their treatment provider’s recommendation. Regardless of the instructions that you receive, you should make sure that your child wears their retainer as directed. There are several reasons that it is so important.

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You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

smileSmile All of the Time After Having Your Teeth Straightened

Chuck Palahniuk believes that after you hold a smile for several minutes, it just becomes teeth. If you avoid smiling because you have poorly spaced teeth, then it is possible to visit an orthodontist for an evaluation. The best time for someone to get their teeth straightened is at a young age, but adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment. Many adults have only minor malocclusions that are easy to repair in a year or less with Invisalign aligners. When you are able to wear aligners to fix your teeth, you will receive 20 to 25 sets of the devices. You are supposed to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before throwing the items away in order to wear the next set in the series.

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