The dental braces are placed usually within one appointment; this is a rather long procedure, about one hour, but its painless. We will place on each individual tooth a bracket bonded directly to the enamel. An arch wire will be placed to unite the brackets in a single arc to deliver gentle force.
You will also be instructed on how to brush your teeth, which is essential for comfortable treatment. You should brush your teeth each time you have eaten to remove any bits of food which remain in your mouth. Poor oral hygiene will cause the gums to grow over the braces, leading to pain, swelling and bleeding. We will help you as much as we can but the final answer is in your hands (and your tooth brush). The braces are sturdy but can break under high pressure. There is no special diet during orthodontics. It is common sense to stay away from hard or sticky sweets, chocolate bars, etc. Do not bite your fingernails or your pencil.
Your Orthodontist will adjust your braces every 4-6 weeks, so your teeth will always be under a gentle continuous pressure, moving them into place efficiently. It can take up to 2 years, depending on the complexity of your teeth, to get a perfect smile.
We arrange FREE no obligation orthodontic consultations on Mondays. Do give us a call if you would like to book an appointment and find out more as to how orthodontic treatment can help you achieve your perfect smile.
Please get in touch if you are concerned about any aspect of your dental health. We will treat you fairly and honestly - and we look forward to being able to help you.