Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

  • Reasons You May Require Tooth Extraction

    Dental practitioners will typically work toward the preservation of your natural teeth. Their focus is keeping your teeth healthy and functional. However, there are some instances when your dentist will have no choice other than to opt for tooth extraction. Most people may not be comfortable with this as the result is living with a gap or having some form of replacement treatment carried out. The good news is that tooth extraction tends to be a simple procedure and you typically will not require additional dental visits.

  • Calcium: Are Your Teeth Getting Enough of It?

    Calcium is one of the vital building blocks of your body. Essential for growing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth, calcium is not something you should be missing out on, especially if you want to prevent tooth decay and the possible development of periodontal disease. This guide will tell you why your teeth need calcium, what the signs of a calcium deficiency are, and how you can start giving yourself enough each day.

  • Will a Fixed Palatal Crib Cure Thumb Sucking?

    Although many children stop sucking their thumbs naturally before they start school, some just can't break the habit. You may not think that this is a problem, but sucking your thumb can lead to dental problems in later life. In some cases, your dentist may recommend fixing a palatal crib device to your child's teeth to break the habit once and for all. Why is it important to stop thumb sucking, and how might a crib help?

  • Keep Your Invisible Braces White With These Six Tips

    Invisible braces feature plastic trays that you can remove. While they are more convenient and discreet than metal braces for many people, they provide a clear look at your teeth, and if you want a great smile, you've got to keep your trays white. If you have invisible braces and want a white smile, here are five tips to help you: 1. Drink coffee without your trays in While it's essential to wear your trays or aligners while you sleep, you have to take them out in the morning to brush your teeth and clean the trays.

  • Surprising Reasons to See Your Family Dentist Regularly

    Most people know to see their family dentist regularly in order to check for cavities and get a good cleaning. However, there are many other reasons that you and everyone in your family should see your family dentist at least every year, if not twice per year. Note a few of the out-of-the-ordinary reasons to see your family dentist as often as recommended and what they might look for during each visit.

  • About Me

    Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

    There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.