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What does an average treatment with braces  involve?

26th September 2014, Posted by admin

It’s important to understand why teeth are being straightened, treatment plans, the importance of brushing after every meal and flossing daily. Avoiding hard and sticky foods and minimising sugar in your diet, always wearing elastics and other appliances as needed, keeping all appointments and arriving on time and reporting lost or broken appliances are responsibilities you must uphold. We will cover the technical side and will require your cooperation for ultimate results.

Discomfort is common at the start of having braces, so you may find it difficult to bite into things. The first few days will be different, be patient.

Orthodontic appliances must be adjusted every 6-8 weeks for treatment to proceed as planned. Early morning and afternoon appointments are reserved for short appointments. Longer consultations and appointments, such as “braces on” appointments are usually scheduled during the middle of the day or in the early evening. Patients will from time to time miss school time, but we do our best to run to schedule to ensure the interruption is minimal. Our schedule is carefully crafted and arriving late or missing appointments can cause a problem, as it may not be possible to fit in a time between other scheduled appointments for other patients. Please let us know as far in advance as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment or if you are likely to be late. This will enable us to find a suitable time and not disrupt the continuity of your treatment.

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