Having a smile that you aren’t happy with can lead to plenty of discomfort and even personal embarrassment. Luckily, braces are a great way to fix misaligned teeth and leave you with a smile that will illuminate a room. But if you want that smile to last, then it’s important that you keep up with your oral care by using retainers for a certain amount of time after your braces are removed. If your dentist tells you that you need a retainer for your teeth, here is a bit more insight into why you should follow their instructions if you want to keep that smile looking great.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.