Learn why you need a retainer after you're done with orthodontic treatment in Ripley or Parkersburg WV

Why Do I Need a Retainer?

By Dr. Amy Smith

You may be wondering how important a retainer really is after treatment with braces or aligners. Is your orthodontist being a little too strict about you wearing one, or is this piece of equipment, in fact, a key player in maintaining your smile for life? Your orthodontist is correct when they say wearing your retainer…

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Learn why your child might need an expander before getting braces in Ripley or Parkersburg WV

Why Does My Child Need an Expander?

By Dr. Amy Smith

When you bring your child into our orthodontic office to discuss potential early phase orthodontic treatment options, you may end up hearing your child needs a palatal expander. Not every child who undergoes early orthodontics will need one, but it could be beneficial in certain cases. What Is an Expander? A palatal expander is a…

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