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Placing The Braces

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Braces are attached to your teeth in a very specific way. It is designed to use force to help pull and shift your teeth into the correct position. In order to ensure proper alignment and movement, the placement of corrective material on your teeth is essential. Thankfully, you're working with an orthodontist with years of experience. Here are some of the steps that will occur when the material is placed onto your teeth.

Prepping Your Teeth

Before anything can be attached, your teeth must be prepped. This begins with a good cleaning. The teeth are cleaned and polished using a non-flavored cleaning paste. This will feel no different than a traditional dental cleaning at your dentist office. Following the cleaning, an object called a cheek retractor is placed into your mouth. This helps prevent saliva from building up around the teeth while the braces are attached. It also provides a better field of view for the staff.

Brace Prepping

Now that your teeth are prepped and ready for braces placement, the material is prepped. A bonding cement is placed onto the rear of each brace. This bonding cement will hold throughout the duration of the time you're wearing them, but can removed easily once the time comes.

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Placement

With the cement on the braces, the brackets are positioned in specific locations on your teeth. Each is placed onto your teeth one at a time, with the excess cement removed. This keeps the material and your teeth clean. The cement will stick, but then a special blue light is used to cure the cement to your teeth. There are some cements that do not require any kind of light curing due to the use of chemicals, but typically a light based cement will be used.

Finishing Up

Once all of the brace brackets are applied to your teeth, the bands and wiring can be installed. The tightness applied to the bands and wiring will depend on the exact need of your teeth. Upon finishing with the tightening, you'll be rinsed and cleaned off. When it is all said and done, you're ready to leave with your new braces.

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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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