Drs. Eckler and Black Orthodontists

Our Blog

Our Blog

Ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung: “Why are retainers so important?”

July 23rd, 2018

If you’ve recently completed your treatment at Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung Orthodontists, our entire team would like to congratulate you – again! Now that your braces have been removed successfully, Drs. Eckler, Black or Leung will provide—or have provided you—with retainers. After braces are removed, teeth can – and do – shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers, you see, provide that stabilization, and are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed by Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.

To learn more about the advantages of wearing retainers after your orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Finished Treatment

Ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung: What’s the Deal with Flossing?

June 18th, 2018


When you have braces it’s very important to ALWAYS brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment.  We invite you to visit our “Brushing and Flossing” page to learn more about maintaining good oral health at home during your treatment! Let us know if you have any questions or ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung during your next visit!


Why are straight teeth so important, anyway?

May 19th, 2018

Some people wonder why our team at Drs. Eckler and Black Orthodontics work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth at Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung Orthodontics can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime!

Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean!

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, please give us a call to set up a consultation. Drs. Mark Eckler, Shane Black and Derek Leung can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from orthodontic treatment.

See you soon!

With Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung your comfort is our priority

April 24th, 2018

It is our office’s goal to provide exceptional orthodontic treatment in a patient-oriented, comfortable atmosphere. From convenient appointments to offering video games and other forms of entertainment in the waiting room, there are so many things we do to put our patients at ease.

At Drs. Eckler, Black’s & Leung’s Orthodontic Office we offer:

* video games
* plasma TVs
* iPads with internet access
* Massage chair
* snacks and hot & cold beverages
* year round contests
* we work closely with patients’ family dentist
* we use digital X-rays to help us diagnose; digital X-rays are also friendlier for the environment and for our patients.
* have an easy check-in system and monitor wait times closely
* a friendly helpful team, which you can see from all of the comments on our Facebook page!!

smile solutions

Meet the Team | For New Patients | For Children, Teens & Adults | Invisalign® | What We Treat | Home Care | Contact Us | Home | Site Map

Web Site Powered by Sesame 24-7™

Please Support the Drs. Eckler and Black Sick Kids Fund at the Hospital for Sick Children by clicking on this icon:

Sick Kids Foundation

Blog YouTube Twitter Facebook vimeo Pinterest Instagram