A Clear Plastic Retainer May Be Needed After Using Invisalign®

Sometimes even minor deviations in your dentition can leave you with a very unappealing smile. It’s also worth noting that patients with uncorrected alignment issues are at increased risk of suffering chipped and fractured tooth enamel. In a situation like this you should consider setting up an appointment at Champion Orthodontics. After a comprehensive examination, our orthodontist can present you... read more »

What Happens When My Braces Come Off?

You and your braces are going to be together for a while. It may not be the most exciting relationship you will ever be in, but it is an important one. Even if you wear your braces for a few months, or over a year, eventually the time will come for them to be removed. You may be surprised at... read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Required After Minor Orthodontic Alignment

The alignment of your teeth contributes a lot to your facial expressions and can also have an impact on your overall oral function. Beyond simple cosmetic impact, minor alignment issues can gradually damage your tooth enamel. Over the years, this can cause attrition in the dental structure of the tooth or even minor fractures. If a minor alignment issue is... read more »

Maintaining Your Retainer Will Help You Maintain Your New Smile

Through the course of your orthodontic treatment, your teeth have achieved their ideal alignment. Now the braces can be removed and you can show your new smile to the world! At the same time, it’s important to know that there will still be a modest amount of residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth in the... read more »

There are Three Retainer Options to Help Maintain Your New Smile

Now that Dr. Ronald Champion has successfully adjusted your teeth into their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. Once your braces have been removed there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments holding your teeth in the sockets, attempting to pull them out of their ideal alignment. To combat this Dr. Ronald Champion will need to... read more »

Fixed Retainer Oral Hygiene Tips

Wearing braces and having them adjusted on a regular basis was just the first step in realigning your teeth for a healthy mouth and an appealing smile. Once the braces have been removed, your teeth will still need a little while to get used to their new positions. This will require you to use a retainer in Modesto, California, for... read more »