Retainers Hurt? (Surviving the Retainer Journey)

Orthodontic treatment often involves appliances like braces and retainers, which may cause discomfort or occasional pain. One common issue is painful retainers. It’s normal to experience some discomfort with retainer use, as they realign your teeth with consistent, gentle pressure. “There was slight discomfort when I first started wearing retainers, but it eased after a…

Why Are My Teeth Yellow? (Understanding the Causes)

Many individuals often find themselves questioning, “Why are my teeth yellow?“ This is a common concern that plagues a large percentage of the population, bringing about feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness. The reasons for this discoloration can be manifold and are often linked to various lifestyle and health factors. Understanding these factors is the first step towards…

How Long Do You Have to Wear Braces? Understanding The Duration

The average length of time that individuals wear braces varies significantly depending on a number of factors. These factors can include, but are not limited to, the severity of their dental condition, their age, and how well they adhere to their orthodontist’s instructions. However, as a general rule, most people wear braces for about one to three…

Invisalign Buttons: A Comprehensive Guide (What You Need to Know) 

Invisalign buttons, often referred to as attachments, are small, tooth-colored dots made of a composite material that are adhered to your teeth during your Invisalign treatment. They serve a crucial role in the effectiveness and efficiency of the Invisalign system. Dr. TisserontI feel very fortunate to have found a profession as rewarding as the field of Orthodontics!…

The Health Benefits of Braces: Improving Your Smile and Overall Health (Full Guide)

Braces are a common dental treatment that millions of people, both young and old, have undertaken. While they are often associated with achieving a straight, visually appealing smile, braces offer more than just cosmetic improvements. They also contribute significantly to one’s overall dental health. But how exactly do they assist in improving dental health? Let’s delve into…

Lingual Braces Cost – Is It Worth It?

Do you know that over 4 million people in Canada and the USA wear braces? With lingual braces being most people’s preference. Why? For starters, they are aesthetically pleasing. Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces are applied to the back surface of your teeth. It means they are not visible to the naked eye. Also, compared…

Lingual Braces Vs Traditional Braces (2023 Guide)

“I want straight teeth and a beautiful smile, but I don’t want anyone to know I’m wearing braces!” Or, “Lingual braces seem like a great option because nobody can see them. Are they more uncomfortable than traditional braces?” If you need braces and are asking these questions, you are at the right place. Lingual braces…

How To Clean Invisalign – Top Methods for Effectively Cleaning Your Aligners

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential when undergoing Invisalign treatment. Properly cleaning your aligners ensures their effectiveness and helps maintain your oral health. In this blog post, we’ll outline the best practices for cleaning your Invisalign aligners to keep them in tip-top shape. Dr. TisserontI feel very fortunate to have found a profession as rewarding…

Invisalign Gum Recession: Preserving Your Gum Health

So far in 2023, research reveals that 14 million people, out of which 3 million teens, have used Invisalign to get charming smiles. Invisalign is a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment. It uses clear aligners that gradually shift teeth into place. Letting you get rid of metal wires and brackets. However, many patients,…

Which Type of Braces Are Best? (The Different types Explained)

If you’re considering getting braces for yourself or your child, a little research will show you that today, there are many different types of braces that patients can choose from. It is a good idea to inform yourself about the different types of braces that are available before your first appointment.

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