Baby teeth are very white in appearance. This is mainly because baby teeth have less dentin than permanent teeth do. Dentin is the layer just underneath the enamel layer. This spongy, material provides teeth with flexibility and contains tubules that channel nutrient-rich fluid throughout teeth. But dentin is yellow. And this can become a cosmetic issue when permanent teeth erupt. Because dentin is yellow, and because permanent teeth have more of it, once the permanent teeth erupt next to the white baby teeth, they often appear unnaturally yellow.
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.