Zurcher Orthodontics

Keep Your Retainer Away from the Family Pet

‘My dog ate my retainer’ is not the start of a fictional story, as dogs chew retainers into a useless mess with surprising frequency.   Why do Dogs Like to Chew Retainers?   Although retainers do not look much like bones or the dog’s favorite chew toy, the working theory is that dogs are attracted … Read more

7 Traveling Must Haves for Cleaning Braces/ Retainers

Many orthodontic appliances require you to clean your teeth multiple times a day. Making sure your teeth and appliance are clean is easy at home, but can become more of a challenge when you are on the go. You can stay prepared and keep your smile healthy by carrying these 7 items in your handbag, … Read more

4 Appliances that Straighten Teeth (Without Braces)

Many would consider a beautiful smile synonymous with straight teeth, but some are not prepared to wear braces for an extended period of time to achieve this goal. Luckily, fixed orthodontic braces are not the only option to achieve straight teeth. There are a few dental problems that can be corrected without braces. If you … Read more

All You Need to Know about Retainers

An orthodontic journey does not start and end with braces. After your one or two year process of wearing braces is over, the next stage of treatment is retention. Once the braces are removed, it is important to maintain the results the braces have achieved, instead of leaving the teeth to shift back into their … Read more