Finding out more about braces and your smile is the first step. Thanks for visiting our website!
When you’re ready to find out more about your own unique smile, we’re ready to see you for a consultation or first appointment. That appointment is easy. We just look and talk about what braces can do for you and your smile. We want to give you the information so that you can decide what makes sense for you. When you’re ready for that appointment, just call OR email us for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you and your smile!
When we’re ready to actually put the braces on your teeth, we put a cheek and tongue guide in your mouth to keep your teeth clean and dry for the braces to stick. It does the work of keeping your cheeks and tongue away from the braces and your teeth so you can completely relax.
Your teeth are cleaned, dried and prepared for the glue with a solution painted on your teeth. We rinse it off and dry the teeth again – paint another solution on your teeth and then I just place a brace on each of your teeth with the glue. It’ s easy. The glue does all the work – I position the brace and we light up the glue with a bright blue light to set it. We’re done. We take out the cheek guide and you rinse your mouth and get back to normal – well the new normal with braces.
With your braces on we’ll put in the wire to start guiding your teeth. We start with a very gentle wire thanks to the braces we use. Your teeth feel the change in pressure so at the beginning that’s what you’ll be feeling. Your teeth will get used to that gentle pressure and no longer feel it, but your teeth will keep moving.
Another feature of your braces may be what we call a bite turbo. This is often placed on a back tooth to keep the upper and lower teeth apart while they start to move. This allows the teeth to move faster and more comfortably. Your bite will feel weird at first, but you’ll get used to that too.
Rinsing with cool water or drinks can make your teeth feel better while they get used to the new pressure and Ibuprofen – Advil for example – is the best thing to take if your teeth are sore. Gently chewing on a soft piece of gum can also help.
We’ll get your cell number or your parents’ cell numbers so we can text you and you can text us. And it’s the easiest way to keep in touch to keep your braces on track and comfortable. And you can text us with any questions you have at any time! I have my phone for your texts when the office is closed. So you can also text us a picture of anything you’re wondering about. It’s the best way to keep in touch to keep your teeth moving to a great smile as quickly and as comfortably as possible.