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

Does Getting Braces Off Hurt?

By Dr. Amy Smith

One of the biggest concerns people have with braces is if they are going to hurt. If you currently have braces, you know there is some mild discomfort when you first get them on and your teeth and mouth are adjusting to the brackets and wires. You may also have had minor pain after getting…

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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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What if I don't wear my retainer after my braces in Parkersburg WV?

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Retainer?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Your retainer. You remember your orthodontist telling you how important it was, but that was years ago, and you haven’t given it even a second glance lately. It may be collecting dust in some drawer, or maybe it’s lost forever, but no matter what, wearing it is still a big deal. Life happens and it’s…

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life-after-braces

What to Expect When You Are Done with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

The moment is here…your braces are coming off and you’re finally able to enjoy all of the hard work you’ve done. Cue the parade music, cake and balloons! After all of the orthodontist appointments, adjustments, minor discomfort and food restrictions, you’re finally able to wear your smile like a badge of honor. Congratulations! You should…

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