Patient Info

Patient Orthodontic Care

Visit Sequencing

After your Consultation, you will make an appointment for Records. During the Records visit, we will take pictures of your mouth and face, digital x-rays, and molds of your teeth. These records will allow us to confirm or, if necessary, adjust our original diagnosis and treatment plan. We will place separators between your molars in preparation for the next visit. This is your Band-Up visit, when we place all of the braces and bands on your teeth. After this, you will see us regularly, usually every 5 weeks, for Adjustments. After an average of 2 years of treatment, it is time for the best visit of all, the Band-removal visit! At this visit, the braces are removed and molds taken of your teeth to make retainers. Once you have your retainers, we will see you periodically over one year to monitor them.

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Orthodontic Information

Try to move the wire away from the irritated area with a q-tip or pencil eraser. If the wire does not move, place a small amount of orthodontic wax over it. If you cannot find the wax we provided you with, you can purchase it at most convenience stores. If you need to cut a wire, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in rubbing alcohol. Call our office the next business day so that we may schedule an appointment to see you.

Contact the office as soon as you notice a band or bracket is loosened. You may need to cut the wire with clean fingernail clippers that have been sterilized in rubbing alcohol after sliding the bracket or band off. Call our office the next business day so that we may schedule an appointment to see you. Watch Video

Call our office the next business day so that we may schedule an appointment to see you.

You may experience some discomfort the first 3-5 days after an adjustment. Over the counter non-aspirin pain relievers will help relieve most discomfort.