Orthodontics Round Two: Wearing a Retainer

After the braces you received at Liang Orthodontics have realigned the position of your teeth to improve the function and appeal of your smile through gradual and progressive tension, you will enter the second phase of orthodontics: wearing a retainer. Orthodontic retainers are needed to prevent the dental alignment from relapsing. We offer some insight into caring for a retainer... read more »

Retainers Require Regular Care and Cleaning

During your child’s braces treatment, routine adjustments were essential for correcting the alignment of your child’s teeth. Each of these alignment sessions applied modest tension to your child’s teeth and periodontal connective tissues to gradually alter the orientation and position of their teeth. After your child’s treatment is complete and their braces have been removed, a retainer is often necessary... 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 pull their teeth back out... read more »