Dentistry in the movies 2013
Orthodontics in the movies:
I see that everyone's favourite one-eyed, green furry monster, Mike Wazowski is wearing orthodontic braces in the new Monsters University movie! Two things to note here:
- modern orthodontic braces can be a lot less noticeable than Mike's - at Swords Orthodontics we'd offer coloured, or tooth coloured, or invisible (including ones where the teeth have the braces on the inside of your mouth) orthodontics
- when we meet up with Mike again in Monsters Inc, he doesn't appear to be weaing a retainer. Now, maybe technology in Monster-land has improved, and retainers aren't visible anymore, or maybe he's just wearing them when he's not appearing in any of the scenes of the movie, but I still advise all my patients to wear retainers for as long as they want to keep the result. And for even the happiest monster, that still means "night time for a lifetime".