How to Care for Your Orthodontic Retainer

If you have an orthodontic retainer, then you need to do all you can to care for it regularly. If you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, it can keep your smile in tip-top shape. So, our orthodontists, Drs. Wiltshire, Brassington, and Bibona, encourage you to keep retainer care high... Read more »

The Oral Hygiene Rules to Obey When You Have Braces

If you have braces, it’s very important to obey the oral hygiene rules set for orthodontic treatment. These rules can help you care for your teeth, gums and appliance and they can even help you have a more successful and convenient orthodontic journey. Our orthodontist is happy to remind you... Read more »

Want a Good Spring Break With Aligners? Use Our Tips

If you want to have a good spring break, like many of us do, then you need to keep your orthodontic aligners in the best shape possible. This is recommended because if you don’t care for your aligners, you can suffer problems while you’re out on vacation. So, our orthodontist,... Read more »

Good Foods That Go With Braces

You may know that braces require that you avoid certain foods, but what can you eat with braces? We will describe a few that you can still enjoy while wearing braces. You will want to find softer foods. Hard foods risk harming your braces, but soft foods will keep them... Read more »

The Nature of Invisalign® and Traditional Braces

Your smile can be greatly affected by unflattering bite problems such as teeth that are crooked or badly spaced, and if this is the case, we invite you to consider orthodontic treatment. We offer a review of the nature of Invisalign® and traditional braces, as well as the significant differences... Read more »

Braces for Beginners

Classic braces traditionally use small brackets fastened onto the tooth face. Then a wire is threaded through and tightened to apply pressure. Over time, the teeth will realign to the proper place for a healthy look and bite. Many young people get braces between the ages of 8-14 as this... Read more »

Enjoy Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign®

Have you heard about Invisalign® and think it may work for you? If so, we invite you to visit Richmond Orthodontics, where we proudly offer Invisalign for patients who need orthodontic treatment. We are happy to offer further information about Invisalign to help you determine if it is the right... Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Uninstalled

Through the course of regularly scheduled adjustment appointments, the orthodontic specialists at Richmond Orthodontics have been able to gradually correct the alignment of your child’s teeth. Once this is done the braces components can be uninstalled. However, this is not the end of the process. Latent tension from their adjustments... Read more »

A Primary Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity Could Increase Your Child’s Chances of Needing Braces

Good oral hygiene habits are good to instill in childhood. Not only will this help your child maintain a healthy mouth, but brushing morning and night and flossing at least once each day will increase their chances of maintaining good oral hygiene practices in adulthood. It’s also worth noting that... Read more »

Little Treats For Your Braces This Holiday

Sometimes, you just need a sweet treat. And with the holidays upon us, there are a plethora of them available! Unfortunately, there is a long list of forbidden foods associated with braces. Nuts, candy canes, and caramel seem to permeate the treat scene, and none can be eaten with braces.... Read more »