We will first need to check your general oral health before we start on your treatment. We also encourage that you have an appointment with the hygienist so your teeth are as clean and problem-free as possible. We want to make sure your teeth and gums are completely healthy throughout the treatment.
Taking scans and fitting the braces
For the first appointment, we take your digital scans and fit your braces in one day. Once we have a digital file of your treatment, we can map out the stages and arrange when we will need to see your throughout the six months to adjust the wires and keep an eye on your general progress.
We fit the braces by drying each tooth in turn and applying the brackets using a dental adhesive. Once dried and secure, we add the tooth-coloured wires, fixing them in place. We talk you through how to care for your braces and provide you with a care kit.
Progressing on the treatment
It’s really important that you keep your braces clean and well-looked after while you have them on. You will need to brush your teeth after every meal to keep them clear of food debris. Braces are perfect places for bacteria to congregate and cause issues for your teeth if not cleaned properly.
If at any time a wire breaks off or a bracket comes loose, get in touch with us. We will aim to see you as soon as possible to fix the issue so your treatment isn’t delayed in any way.
We will see you regularly to make adjustments to your braces so that the gentle forces moving your teeth are always at work.
Removing the braces and retaining your straight smile
It’s always an exciting time when we remove the braces. The first thing we do once the braces are off is to fetch the mirror and see your new smile properly. We will then get to work on keeping your smile perfect. We’ll take scans of your newly straightened teeth and use the scans to have a retainer made. Retainers can either be a clear mould that you wear at night or a fixed wire placed out of sight behind your front teeth.
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