The best orthodontist in Ripley WV discusses if getting braces off hurts

Does Getting Braces Off Hurt?

By Dr. Amy Smith

One of the most common questions patients have for their orthodontist is “does getting braces off hurt?” While this is a prevalent concern, patients are often relieved to learn that discomfort is minimal. Dr. Amy Smith with Smith Orthodontics stresses that pain from braces rarely occurs, and when it does, it can be remedied fairly…

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I Stopped Wearing My Retainer, Now What?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’ve worn braces or clear aligners, it’s natural to be excited once your orthodontic treatment is complete and you get to enjoy your new smile. However, you aren’t done just yet. You will have to wear a retainer regularly to keep your new smile healthy and straight. But, what happens if you stop wearing…

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Do Teeth Move Back After Invisalign?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Invisalign clear aligners are no different than traditional braces when it comes to the chance of “relapsing” in your orthodontic treatment. Relapsing occurs when a patient’s teeth move back because they do not take proper care of their post-braces smile and neglect to wear a retainer, forget when to wear it, or do not have…

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Learn the differences of getting a permanent or removeable retainer.

Should I Get a Permanent or Removable Retainer?

By Dr. Amy Smith

After making it to the end of your orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want is to undo some of the work that went into making your perfect smile. Thankfully, the simple solution to preserving your straight teeth is wearing a retainer. In general, the types of retainers for orthodontic patients can be broken down…

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Learn how retainers are made from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

How Different Types of Retainers are Made

By Dr. Amy Smith

Once you are done wearing braces or Invisalign aligners, you’ll get to unveil your beautiful new smile. However, your work still isn’t quite finished. An essential part of orthodontic correction is maintaining the progress your teeth have made by wearing a retainer. Not everyone will get the same type of retainer since each person’s needs…

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The best orthodontist in Ripley WV explains why you might need braces again.

Why Would I Need Braces Again?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Most of us never expect that when our braces finally come off we will ever need them again. After all, we put a lot of work into our treatment and there’s no way we’re going to mess it up. Although you may have been completely compliant with your treatment responsibilities, factors can contribute to another…

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