Posts By: Meadows Orthodontics

What are self-ligating braces, and are there advantages in using them?

The last several decades have seen an increase in popularity (and marketing) of what are called self ligating braces (brackets). Not unique to one manufacturer, self ligating braces include Empower (American Orthodontics), Damon (Ormco), Smart Clip (3M Unitek), and In-Ovation (GAC Dentsply) among many others. Basically, self ligating brackets use a permanently installed, moveable component… Read more »

How long do I need to wear my retainers?

When you think about it, the ability to move teeth within your jaw bones is an amazing and unique thing. While teeth are being moved by braces or Invisalign, the surrounding bone is remodeling to the new position that the teeth are in. It would seem that after this remodeling is complete, or “set”, that… Read more »

From Where I Sit

Watching Dan Rejman become an orthodontist It has been a privilege watching Dan Rejman become an orthodontist. I was 15 when I met him and I knew from the start that there was something really special about him.  He always stood out in a crowd, whether it was because of his practical jokes, unusually strong… Read more »