Over the years, braces in North Lauderdale have transformed over 4 million smiles in America alone. Are you aware that 25% of braces wearers are adults? Contrary to popular belief, braces are not just for children and teenagers. Currently, surveys show that more and more adults are wearing braces to straighten their teeth with every passing year. When you look at traditional metal braces, you might think the process of getting them is complicated, but don’t be deceived. The process of installing braces is actually pretty simple and straightforward.
Your orthodontist will explain the treatment plan as well as the timeline of your treatment. This is your chance to ask questions about braces and all that come with them. We recommend you have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist or your dentist before having the braces put on to remove traces of plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth. You should also brush and floss before your appointment.
Applying braces typically take between one to two hours. First, your orthodontist will clean your teeth and dry them. Some orthodontists prefer to put a polishing paste on your teeth to make them clean. After thoroughly cleaning your teeth, the braces installation process can begin. A special adhesive will be placed on the front part of your teeth. Your orthodontist will then securely place the brackets over the adhesive. Once all the brackets are in place, an archwire will be attached to each bracket to connect them across your teeth. Tiny rubber elastics (ligatures) are placed to hold the wire in the brackets.
As you can see, getting braces isn’t complicated after all. If you are interested in getting braces, you’ve come to the right place. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we strive to improve your quality of life by restoring and rebuilding your smile! Call us today for an appointment or visit our website to learn more about our services.