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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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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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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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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