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If the day you remove your braces is quickly approaching, good for you! You are almost to your perfect smile. During your final appointment, Dr. Kirby Nelson will remove the hardware from your smile and will also care for your teeth a little further.

First, your orthodontist will deeply clean your teeth to remove any excess debris left over from your braces. Then, he will take a few X-rays to ensure that everything is in top-notch condition. During this time, he will look at the health and position of the wisdom teeth. If you have any issues regarding those teeth, he will suggest the necessary treatment or refer you to another dental professional.

Second, your orthodontist will fit your mouth with a retainer. This might include creating a removable retainer that is made from plastic and wires or clear plastic, like an aligner. It could also include creating a permanent retainer that is cemented to the back surfaces of the teeth. These appliances help your smile stay in the correct position.

To learn more about your last orthodontic appointment in North Bend, Washington, please remember that our orthodontic team at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics is more than happy to help you. We have the information you need, and we look forward to teaching you more!