Wearing and Caring for Your Retainer

You and your braces are going to be together for a long time, but not forever. It may seem hard to believe right now, but the day will come when the doctor removes your braces. While the major part of your treatment will be over, you won’t be done just yet. After your braces come off, the doctor will give... read more »

You May Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

The traditional braces installed in your mouth by our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen, incorporated several important components. Through the course of your regular adjustments, your teeth were gradually altered in their alignment and orientation to provide you with a better-functioning mouth as well as a more appealing smile. After your braces have been removed, there will still be a mild... read more »

Your Child Will Need a Retainer

If your child has braces, they will definitely need a retainer after they are removed. That’s because after all their braces adjustment appointments, there will be residual tension lingering in the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth. If this is not checked in some way, it might cause a relapse. A retainer can help maintain the alignment of their newly... read more »