Understanding the stages of orthodontic treatment increases your results and comfort.
When you or your child needs braces.
Communication is one tool we use ensure you get the best orthodontic care. Before, during and after braces, we pass along valuable information. This guidance helps your entire experience and the quality of your smile.
Orthodontic treatment at Smile951 begins with an initial exam to discover and diagnose treatment options. This before treatment stage is a great way to learn about how orthodontics applies to you.
GETTING YOUR BRACES ON
Getting your braces on consists of a few steps. Cleaning your teeth. Attaching brackets to your teeth. This involves some dental glue and a cool curing laser. The last step is applying the archwire into the brackets. Elastic band application if required. You’ll be comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.
LIFE WITH BRACES
Our gentle advanced orthodontic care is only one part of your treatment. Our care involves following recommendations and tips ensuring your new smile will shine bright. How to care for your teeth matters. Brushing, flossing and maintaining good habits improves the orthodontic treatment experience and outcome. Eating the right foods and good oral hygiene can make living with braces easier.
GETTING YOUR BRACES OFF
Getting your braces off consists of a few steps. Removing your brackets. Removing and cleaning glue from your teeth. Some dental contouring and polishing may apply. Getting a mold made for your new retainer.
LIFE AFTER BRACES
The fun part! New smile. Beautiful smile. Healthy smile. Often many great habits from during treatment such as flossing. Keep it up! Wear that retainer and stay in touch with us! Go to your retainer check-up appointments. Close monitoring during the first six months is important in maintaining your new smile for life.
8 in 10 adults who had braces felt their lives were positively affected.
– National Institutes of Health
Great smile. Great lifestyle. Great benefits for you.
With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.
Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.