You Will Need to Use a Retainer to Prevent Relapse After Braces

The traditional braces installed in your mouth at Amy Richter Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic created a dynamic system that allowed our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. Even after she uninstalls the orthodontic hardware components from your mouth, there will still be some lingering tension... Read more »

The Great Value of a Straight Smile

Orthodontics is a precious branch of dentistry that straightens smiles. Orthodontic treatment often includes braces as the star player. This device is made up of stainless steel spacers that attach to your teeth and link together through the use of an archwire. The archwire is adjusted each six to eight... Read more »

What Do You Know About Invisalign®?

What do you know about Invisalign®? Invisalign is an orthodontic aligner system that includes some exclusive advantages not often seen in orthodontics. For more information, see below: - Invisalign can straighten your smiles and reduce your risk of dental damage. - With clear Invisalign aligners, you can get your orthodontic... Read more »

Adult Orthodontic Care Is on the Rise

Braces are used to straighten smiles for adults as well as teens and this is not only to help align your smile but to improve your oral health as well. Straight smiles allow for easier, more effective daily cleaning to keep plaque at bay. At Amy Richter Orthodontics in Buffalo, New... Read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Needed After Minor Orthodontic Corrections

Minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth can start to develop with age or as a result of previous tooth loss. If it’s caught early Dr. Amy Richter might be able to correct the problem by providing you with clear plastic aligners from Invisalign®. Every two weeks you will... Read more »

Tips for Caring for and Cleaning Your Orthodontic Braces

When you have braces, they can be difficult to care for and clean. Typically, if they feature metal wires and brackets, it can be cumbersome to work around for oral health care purposes. Furthermore, food particles and residue can easily stow away in the crevices located between your teeth and... Read more »

Getting Your Braces Off

You and your braces have been together for a long time, but before you know it, they dya will be here when it is time for them to come off. So what can you expect? The process of removing your braces will not take long. It can be done in... Read more »

Dealing With a Broken Retainer

Your retainer is a very important part of your orthodontic treatment. Even though your braces have been removed, your retainer is doing the vital job of keeping your teeth and jaw ligaments in place as they settle into their new positions. With a fixed retainer, you may not know that... Read more »

What Do You Know about Orthodontic Braces?

Are your teeth out of proper alignment and in need of adjustment? Misaligned teeth can affect all areas of your oral health, and play a role in your self-esteem or confidence. Finding the perfect orthodontic treatment for your smile will help you on the path to health and happiness. Braces... Read more »

What You Can Gain Through Invisalign®

Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite is expressed as malocclusion. If you have malocclusion, Dr. Amy Richter may recommend Invisalign® in Buffalo, New York, to help you reach a straight smile. Invisalign is a set of aligners that is designed specifically for your smile. They are worn over the teeth... Read more »