The Steps Involved in Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

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Are you about to align your teeth with braces in North Bend, Washington? If so, good for you! Dr. Kirby Nelson and our orthodontic team are excited that you are finally working toward the smile of your dreams. To help you know what to expect when you align your smile, we would be happy to elaborate on the treatment details.

During your first appointment, your orthodontist will examine your smile and create a treatment plan that will help you achieve your smile goals. Then, our team will place the braces on your smile. This will involve cementing the brackets on your teeth. Next, we will decorate those brackets to give them more personality and spaz. Finally, we will add the additional hardware, like the wire.

Throughout the process, you will need to visit our office regularly for routine adjustment appointments. It’s typical for patients to have adjustment appointments every 4-6 weeks. During these visits, your orthodontist will tighten the wire and add more pressure to the chompers to keep them moving. You can also change the color of the braces bands during these appointments.

At the end of the journey, you will come to our office to get your braces removed. We will take the hardware off your teeth, deeply clean your smile, and make a retainer for you.

For more information on your future orthodontic treatment, please call Kirby Nelson Orthodontics at 425-888-1896. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you know more so you can have a pleasant orthodontic experience!