Why you Need a Retainer

After your braces come off, you probably think that’s the end of your orthodontic treatment. However, in order to ensure your teeth remain straight, you’ll need a retainer. Retainers, while a bit cumbersome at first, are hugely important in making sure that all the work you and Dr. did together to get your smile straight… Read more »

The Best Ways to Ensure a Positive Relationship with Your Braces

Do you want to have a positive and successful orthodontic experience? If so, then you need to treat your braces right. If you treat them right, you will develop a positive relationship with them and then they will return the favor and treat you right. There are many things you can do to improve your… Read more »

Common Bite Issues

Orthodontic treatment is performed to correct different types of malocclusion, or poor bite. There are many possible conditions that cause a poor bite. When you come to our office, Drs. Liang and Liang can diagnose your bite and discuss your orthodontic options with you. The most common types of malocclusion are: – Upper protrusion –… Read more »

Your Son or Daughter Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Are Removed

Now that your child’s teeth have been moved into their ideal alignment, Dr. Donald Liang and Dr. Christopher Liang can remove their braces. Even after the braces have been removed there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in their sockets. If it isn’t addressed, this tension will slowly… Read more »

Understanding the Different Types of Braces to Realign Your Child’s Teeth

Alignment issues, over crowded teeth and under or overbite issues can all be remedied by having a orthodontist install braces in your child’s mouth. There are a few different variations available. They are all based on the same set of principles, where gradual tension adjustments will stretch the periodontal ligaments to move your son or… Read more »

How to Handle Damage to your Braces

When your braces get damaged, it can be a frustrating experience. After all, you’ve spent a significant amount of money on them, and you’re likely a few years into the process already. Broken braces can mean you have to wear them longer than intended, or in a worst-case scenario, you may face other long-term tooth… Read more »

Special Tools to Clean Braces

Your son or daughter’s new braces represent a serious investment in realigning their teeth for a healthier mouth and a more appealing smile. A daily oral hygiene routine can effectively clean away residual food particles and plaque to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. If left unchecked, these problems would likely increase the… Read more »