You may have some initial work done on your next visit. This could include spacer insertion or tooth extractions if needed. If you don’t need any preliminary work, we’ll perform a braces placement.
The brackets are bonded to your teeth and wires are used to gradually move the teeth to their proper location. Small rubber bands affix the wire to your brackets. In some cases, spacers, rubber bands, or other gear may be used to redirect your teeth.
You’ll have follow-up visits with our team roughly every month. At each visit, you’ll receive adjustments to your braces. Every adjustment moves the teeth a bit more, bringing you closer to your goal. At your follow up visits, our team will also ensure you’re following proper care instructions and your teeth remain healthy during treatment.
Most patients wear braces for approximately 12-24 months. The actual length of treatment varies depending on your desired outcomes and specific treatment plan. Patients with straighter teeth will need a shorter treatment time than those with very crooked teeth or bite issues.
During treatment, it’s critical to practice excellent oral hygiene, and have regular dental visits (every six months).
A lot of patients are worried about the potential pain related to braces treatments.
You may feel some tooth and jaw discomfort in the first days following each adjustment. Most patients find relief by taking ibuprofen or Tylenol and sticking with soft foods like yogurt and mashed potatoes for a day or two. Most patients find the discomfort subsides in about 2-3 days following most adjustments.
If you’re ready to begin the journey to a perfect smile, contact our friendly team today at DentalCareXtra for further information or advice about the fixed wire braces. We’re ready to create dazzling smiles for folks in the Moranbah & Nebo, Marian, and Mackay areas.
Reach out and let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.