Your Clear Plastic Retainer

Even after your braces have been removed, there will still be a small amount of residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that secure your teeth in your mouth. If your braces were only needed to provide a small amount of realignment, then your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, might recommend wearing... Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer to Help Maintain Your New Smile

Over the course of multiple adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, your braces have moved your teeth into their ideal alignment. However, this is only the first step in providing you with the kind of winning smile that will last you a lifetime. Even after your braces have... Read more »

Braces Can Be Used to Address Multiple Alignment Needs

There are different types of alignment issues that can develop in your son or daughter’s mouth as their baby teeth are replaced by their permanent teeth. On a cosmetic level, this might give them an unattractive smile and diminish their self-confidence. However, on a functional level, many alignment issues will... Read more »

Daily Care and Cleaning Tips to Maintain a Hawley Retainer

Maintaining the idea smile achieved by Dr. Bryan Brassington and your braces will require the use of a retainer. If you fail to wear your retainer during the prescribed times, or some part of it is bent or damaged, your teeth could slowly come out of their ideal alignment. A... Read more »

First-Aid Tips for Damaged Braces

Through the course of multiple adjustments, your braces in Richmond, Virginia, will effectively realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile. When your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, installed your braces, the appliance was intended to be durable. However, it is not impervious to damage that is caused... Read more »

Several Different Issues Can Be Addressed by Braces

Braces come in a couple of different styles and designs but all of them work on applying slight, yet progressive adjustments to your child’s teeth to alter their alignment. There is no set rule on when braces should be installed to correct an issue. In most cases, braces can be... Read more »

How to Identify the Signs of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue, even with braces, that can severely alter your oral health and even result in lost teeth if it’s left untreated. This is why it’s extremely important to detect the disease at the early stages of development and treat it as soon as possible.... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Basics

If you want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, the best thing you can do is keep up on oral hygiene. But how do you know if you have the correct and most effective routine needed to boost your oral health? Well, our Richmond Orthodontics team is happy to help... Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Your Smile After Braces

If you want a straight and beautiful smile for a lifetime, it’s extremely important to do all you can to properly care for your teeth on a regular basis. In addition to keeping up on oral hygiene, our Richmond Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things: -Wear your retainer as... Read more »

The Foods to Avoid When Aligning Your Smile

Do you want the best and most successful orthodontic treatment possible? If so, it’s important to take good care of your smile while you are aligning your teeth. Some of the best ways to do so are to keep up on oral hygiene, attend your checkups, and wear a mouthguard... Read more »