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What to Expect During Your Braces Treatment

Order of appointments:

 

1. Initial consultation

 

At the appointment you will meet with Dr. Phan and come up with your personalized treatment plan.

 

2. Records appointment

 

This appointment takes approximately 30 minutes.

During this appointment we will complete a full set of diagnostic photos (your before photos), a cephalometic x-ray, and 3-D scan of your teeth.

An impression will be taken if you need an appliance first.

 

3. Bonding appointment

 

This appointment takes approximately 90 minutes.

This is when you get your braces on! Before coming to the appointment it is a good idea to visit your dentist first for a cleaning and to make sure cavities are fixed before the braces are put on. Upon arriving on the day of the appointment you should make sure you have done a thorough job of brushing and flossing your teeth. The braces can not be placed with food or plaque still present.

 

The braces will then be glued on and the wire will be placed through the brackets. Once this process is complete we will give you an oral hygiene kit and go over how to brush and floss your teeth with braces.

 

4. Adjustments

 

These appointments takes approximately 30 minutes.

You will visit us for regular adjustments over the course of your treatment. Typically we will see you every 6-8 weeks until the completion of treatment.

 

5. Debond

 

This appointment takes approximately 90 minutes.This is when you get you braces off and retainers placed.

 

6. Retainer checks

 

These appointments takes approximately 10 minutes.We will check you retainers after one month, 3 months, 6 months, and one year.