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Dogs are attracted to the smell of retainers and tend to chew on them.

Keep Your Retainer Away from the Family Pet

By Zurcher Orthodontics | December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘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…

A toothbrush, floss and toothpaste are all items you should travel with to keep your teeth and braces clean.

7 Traveling Must Haves for Cleaning Braces/ Retainers

By Zurcher Orthodontics | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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,…

Young children can avoid needing braces if they regularly visit the dentist.

Can Regular Dentist Visits Prevent Your Child From Needing Braces?

By Zurcher Orthodontics | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

As your child becomes a teenager, you might find that your child needs braces to correct crooked teeth and other alignment issues. The discomfort, cost, and self-conscious aspects of traditional braces can be quite the deterrent for young adults and their parents. So, is there anything you can do to prevent your child from needing…

A girl smiles to reveal straight teeth without braces.

4 Appliances that Straighten Teeth (Without Braces)

By Zurcher Orthodontics | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

A baby sleeps while sucking his thumb.

Why You Need to Stop Your Child from Sucking their Thumb

By Zurcher Orthodontics | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your children will have developed the habit of sucking their thumb as a way to cope with stress, for entertainment or to lull themselves to sleep. This not a habit they should take past the age of 5 or 6 years old as it could have negative effects on the child’s teeth that will result…

An orthodontist explains the process of jaw surgery to a patient.

Why Jaw Surgery may be a Necessary Treatment for You

By Zurcher Orthodontics | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is uncommon that issues with bite or the alignment of the teeth cannot be corrected using today’s dental and orthodontic treatments. However, corrective jaw surgery may be recommended if there are skeletal and dental irregularities. Corrective jaw surgery is not as complex or serious as its name makes it out to be. It can…

A woman smiles, showing she has braces.

The 5 Most Common Teeth Straightening Methods (With Braces)

By Zurcher Orthodontics | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the various options available to patients who want to straighten their teeth, braces are the most common and most associated method. What people might not know is that there are many different types of braces that can do the job; some of which will not earn you the nickname ‘Brace Face’.…

A woman holds up two different types of retainers.

All You Need to Know about Retainers

By Zurcher Orthodontics | May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

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