Nowadays, when people are concerned about their crooked teeth they already know what to do – schedule an appointment with their orthodontist to get braces North Lauderdale. For years, patients with misaligned teeth and abnormal bites relied on braces to solve their dental insecurities and true enough, wearing braces did help thousands of people achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Before anything, you need to see your general dentist first. Your dentist will then refer you to an orthodontist for a more thorough evaluation. Your orthodontist will order a series of X-rays, obtain an impression of your mouth and propose a treatment plan for your specific case.
Ideally, your teeth will be cleaned and dried prior to receiving the braces. An adhesive substance will be applied on the front surface of your teeth so the brackets will attach to it. An archwire will be placed into the brackets. Elastic will be applied to secure the wire in place. The entire process will take around one to two hours.
Since you’ll be wearing this complex dental appliance for a while you need to know how to properly care for it. Brush and floss as you normally would. Use a proxabrush when cleaning around your braces. This special brush will help you clean areas in your braces that an ordinary toothbrush can’t reach.
Knowing what to expect will make it easier for you to adjust once you start wearing braces North Lauderdale. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.