How to Care for Your Teeth When You Have a Permanent Retainer

If you have a permanent retainer, then you need to take good care of your teeth. This is because plaque and bacteria can gather around the retainer and promote dental issues, like cavities and gum disease. So, it’s best to do all you can to care for your smile while your permanent retainer helps you maintain your straight teeth. To... read more »

How to Care for Your Smile When Straightening Your Teeth

At Champion Orthodontics, Dr. Ronald Champion and our experienced team have been providing comprehensive orthodontics for our patients in Modesto, California, for a long time. Today we would like to talk a little bit about how to care for your smile when you are wearing braces. Brushing When you are straightening your teeth it's important not to neglect your smile... read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Adults with Minor Alignment Issues

As time goes by, the alignment of the teeth your smile can be altered. In many cases, the alignment issues are too minor to need braces. For adults with minor alignment issues, your orthodontist, Dr. Ronald Champion, often recommends Invisalign®. Your orthodontist can fit you for Invisalign in a single appointment. They will start by examining your mouth and taking... read more »

Keep Your New Braces Clean

Your new braces represent a serious investment in adjusting your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. Keeping them clean with special focus in your daily oral hygiene routine, will prevent complications caused by cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is just one step in the process. Many people with braces find... read more »

What to Keep in Your Orthodontic Handbag

If you are currently aligning your smile with braces, there are a few things you can do to make your life a bit easier. One of those things is to keep an orthodontic handbag with you at all times. In that orthodontic handbag, you’ll have important and helpful products, like: · Orthodontic wax: Orthodontic wax is extremely helpful throughout the... read more »