Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Issues with Your Teeth

Not only can the alignment of your teeth affect the appearance of your smile, it can also have a significant impact on the basic function and structural integrity of your teeth. Misalignment problems with the biting surfaces of multiple teeth can promote chronic problems like dental attrition, and could potentially lead to increased risk of dental fractures. Even if your... read more »

Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. A retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for you. Unlike braces, a retainer is removable. In the case... read more »

Tips on How to Keep Your Retainer in Top-Notch Condition

Retainers are strong, reliable orthodontic appliances that can help keep your teeth in their positions after you’ve completed orthodontic treatment. However, that’s only the case if you take good care of your appliance. So, to help you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, our Vincent Team Orthodontics orthodontic team has some guidelines for you. Step No. 1: Store your retainer... read more »

Your New Hawley Retainer Needs to Be Cleaned and Maintained Daily

Through the course of your routine adjustment sessions with Dr. Scott Vincent, your braces have aligned your teeth. In order to maintain your new smile and prevent your periodontal ligaments from relapsing, you will need to use a retainer. A Hawley retainer is the most common type of retainer that our orthodontist recommends. You should expect to use the retainer... read more »