It's exciting to finally get your braces off and move into the retainer stage. Here are a few things you should know about the different types of retainers. A retainer keeps your teeth in place after your braces come off. It takes almost a year for the periodontal ligaments to solidify into their new positions after your braces are removed. That's why you need to wear your retainer exactly as your orthodontist directs. If you slack off or stop wearing it, your teeth could shi
I am sure that at least one time in every dentist’s career they had to struggle with an improper fit and consequent patient discomfort of a removable partial denture (RPD). It can happen often enough to make one start referring those cases out or for patients to find another dentist they believe can make them more comfortable.
The good news is that we have had a dental materials shift away from the prototypical vitallium/acrylic where fitting the metal framework can be chal