The do’s and don’ts of caring for retainers after completing braces or Invisalign treatment at Fry Orthodontics.
With our offices being closed due to the mandated COVID-19 stay-at-home order, more and more people are looking for ways to care for their smiles at home in between orthodontic appointments. At Fry Orthodontics, achieving the smile of your dreams is our top priority. This blog will provide you with tips on how to continue […]
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely lost or broken your retainer, and are not quite sure what to do next. As you know, retainers serve a very important role in maintaining the position of your teeth after completing orthodontic treatment. Although some very slight shifting or relapse of individual teeth is normal, wearing retainers […]
After your braces are off, teeth will naturally tend to shift. To prevent the teeth from shifting, retainers help maintain your alignment and proper bite.
Our goal at Fry Orthodontic Specialists is to ensure that our patients enjoy their beautiful smile for a lifetime. One way to help your smile stay happy and healthy is your friend the retainer.
This is a frequently asked question at Fry Orthodontics! You may have known someone who wore braces twice, once as a younger child and again as a teen. If you’ve been wondering about the orthodontics timeline, here is some helpful information. Initial Evaluation at Age 7 The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see […]
Now that you have the smile you always wanted, how do you keep it? Retainers are an important part of maintaining your new smile! Q: What is a retainer? A: Retainers are custom-made, removable appliances that fit over your teeth and help hold them in place after your braces have been taken off. Q: What […]
Wearing retainers after braces is crucial in order to retain the teeth to the perfect alignment the braces created. Without proper wear of the retainers, teeth can go back to the original position. There are a couple of variations of retainers. One being an acrylic retainer with an adjustable wire that can move the teeth should the […]
Dogs are attracted to the saliva and the smell of the retainers. Dogs have strong mouth muscles so when they find the retainers, they are usually destroyed by the time the dog is done chewing on them. When you are not wearing your retainers keep them in a retainer case up in a cabinet or […]