Process of Getting Braces

Whether you are in need of braces in Beverly Hills or braces in Sherman Oaks, the procedures are generally the same. Millions of people get braces each year and although the process may take a while, it is worth it for nice, straight teeth in the end. To get a better idea of what to expect, you will want to know the procedure.

The first step is an initial visit. During this visit your doctor will do an evaluation to determine what treatment you will need. He or she will also be able to give you an approximate length of time, so you will have an idea of how long you will be wearing your braces. An X-ray, Panoramic and pictures will also be done. The appointment will last generally 35-45 minutes.

The next appointment you can expect spacers and brackets. The spacers are needed, they make room for bands. Impressions will be taken so an Orthodontic model of your teeth can be done. This appointment can last up to 155 minutes. If any spacers fall out, you will need to return to have them replaced.

At your third appointment the spacers will be taken out and bands will be put in. This appointment is usually scheduled within two weeks of the previous one and can take about 60 minutes.

Every four weeks you will have an appointment with your doctor for adjustments. These appointments last about 30 minutes. You will continue to get adjustments until your teeth are straightened. This can take anywhere from a few months to a few years and depends entirely how crooked your teeth are to start and how quickly they adjust.

The visit you have been looking forward to is the de-band visit! Your braces will be removed in about an hour. Again, the months or years of waiting to get to this point is well worth it. You will be very pleased looking in the mirror at your straight teeth! You will also get retainers to help keep your teeth aligned.

The final visit will be 3-4 weeks after your braces are removed. Pictures will be taken and an X-ray will be done. The doctor will also confirm that your retainers fit properly. Facebook

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