It is commonly said, “With age comes wisdom.” That holds true for wisdom teeth as well. They won’t give you a smart mouth, but they may give you problems. A frequent question we’re asked by patients before, during, or after orthodontic treatment is: “Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed, so they don’t […]
As soon as someone finds out they need orthodontic treatment, the first thing they typically want to know is, “What are my options?” A lot of patients want to know if braces are their only option or if they can choose another popular treatment, such as Invisalign aligners. There are lots of questions when it […]
One question that I’m frequently asked is, “When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?” There is no easy answer to that question. Traditionally, patients who currently have or had braces in the past automatically had their wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon to prevent them from causing misalignment once the braces came off.
IF YOU WANTED TO STRAIGHTEN your teeth back in the day, you really only had one option–traditional metal braces. Nowadays, our patients have a variety of different options when it comes to how they would like to have their teeth straightened and what is most convenient for them.
THERE ARE COUNTLESS methods we use to try and turn back the clock on our appearance. Whether it’s hip wardrobes and hairstyles or costly cosmetic surgeries, people go to great lengths to recapture the look and feeling of their youth.
One type of retainer that isn’t talked about very often is the permanent or fixed retainer. Unlike retainers that you can take out (removable), a fixed retainer is a piece of wire glued or bonded to teeth on the tongue side or lingual side that cannot be taken out.