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Addressing a Damaged Retainer

After months, or maybe even years of wearing braces. Your retainer may not look like much. Compared to all of that metal, your retainer looks like a pretty simple device. And it is, but it has an important job to do. Your make sure your teeth don’t drift out of alignment as they settle into their new positions. Because of... read more »

Your Child Will Need a Retainer After Their Braces Are Removed

Your child’s regular braces adjustments at Liang Orthodontics played an important role in correcting the alignment of your child’s teeth. Once all of your child’s teeth have been brought into their ideal alignment, Dr. Donald Liang and Dr. Christopher Liang can uninstall the orthodontic components. However, this is not the end of your child’s orthodontic journey. It’s important to keep... read more »

Keeping Your Braces Clean and Cared for Is Important

When wearing orthodontic braces, it is important to remember that they need to be cleaned and maintained as any other device would need to be. Keeping your braces clean and cared for is important, so here are some tips to help you: - If a wire or bracket should come loose on our braces, minimize the damage by covering the... read more »

Braces Can Help Improve Under or Overbite Problems

An under or overbite problem can pose more serious complications than offering an imperfect smile. In time, the misalignment of your teeth can cause chips and fractures, which could lead to even more serious complications. One of the most effective methods your orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, uses to address an under or overbite issue is to install braces onto the... read more »

You Will Need a Retainer After Your Braces Are Removed to Prevent Relapse

Each braces adjustment session with Dr. Christopher Liang applied a modest amount of tension to the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in place. The gradual stretching was progressive and now your teeth have come into their ideal alignment. After your braces have been removed, there will still be some residual tension in the ligaments. If it’s not countered in some... read more »

Taking Care of Your Clear Plastic Retainer

Now that Dr. Christopher Liang has successfully realigned your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile, you can have your braces removed. However, you will still need to use a retainer for a period of time to help hold your teeth in their new position, while they adapt to your new smile. This calls for a retainer. If... read more »