Steps to Take Prior to Getting Braces

Posted on: September 15, 2016

BracesUsing braces to improve your smile is our specialty. As an orthodontist, we have the necessary skills and tools to give you an amazing smile. There are many ways to straighten teeth and to align the jaw, but braces continue to stand out as a reliable option. For decades, braces have been the successful treatment to straighten teeth.With braces, we place a metal bracket on each one of your teeth, run a wire between them, and hold the wires in place using rubber bands.

On a regular basis, we make adjustments to the wires or replace them entirely to help your teeth continue to move towards their final position. Regular and ongoing appointments allow us to make sure that your teeth continue to move in the correct direction. Over time, the braces will help straighten your teeth. We know that the results are incredible and that braces  are a proven method, so we encourage you to visit our office to find out if it is the right solution for you.

Necessary Steps Prior to Getting Braces

There are several things that you can do prior to getting braces which will help the procedure to be more of a success, including:

  • Visit your dentist. It is still necessary for you to care for your teeth and gums by visiting your dentist on a regular basis. In this case, you need to schedule a teeth cleaning and dental examination so that your dentist can remove any built-up plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gum line. Also, they need to examine your teeth to determine if there are any signs of decay or infection. If there are, these issues need to be addressed prior to you getting braces. In most cases, this is as simple as filling a small cavity or performing a deep cleaning on the gums. However, failing to do so can lead to dental complications and treatment delays in the future. This makes it critical that you visit the dentist prior to having braces placed on your teeth.
  • Speak with your family. It is important that your family understand that there will be some changes to your eating habits. If you are an adult that cooks most of the meals, your family needs to realize that some changes will probably be made in order to make it easier for you to eat without getting food stuck in between your braces. Having your family support will make the process far easier.
  • Review your dental coverage. Each dental insurance plan is different, and we can help you to understand yours so that you know what percentage they will pay and what will be required from you. We can then discuss options in regards to paying for your 0rthodontics upfront or getting onto a finance plan.

Learn More About Braces

We can give you the smile that you have always dreamed of and are confident that our orthodontics treatments will not only improve the way that you look but also improve your overall health. All you need to do to get going is call our office and schedule a consultation. We can then examine you and take X-rays, discuss your goals, and go over the treatment plan in further detail.


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