So your teen needs orthodontic treatment. Don’t worry - you’re in good hands. Teenagers are the ideal candidates for orthodontic treatments like braces as it is a time of quick growth for them. This makes it easier to shape their bite and smile during this time.
We get it, life is busy. Especially so here in the DC Metro Area. We understand that sometimes it’s hard to come into the office all the time. This is why we generally spread out our appointments 6-8 weeks. But what if you are going out of town for an extended period of time? If you are in clear aligners/Invisalign, we may have a solution for you.
This happens more than you’d think. The working theory is that dogs are attracted by the smell of the materials from which retainers are made, as well as saliva. With their powerful jaws, dogs can render retainers useless in no time. Retainers can also meet an unfortunate demise when they are sat upon, stepped on, fall out of a purse or pocket, or are accidentally thrown away with a lunch tray or in a napkin. The game of “dumpster diving for retainers” is no one’s idea of fun.