Typically, 1-3 weeks. Some patients need longer, but not usually longer than 6 months. Sometimes the bones in your mouth just take longer to adjust and need time…

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The spacers are taken out before your braces are put on. The braces don’t hurt like the spacers; in fact, when the spacers are removed, it feels so…

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Spacers are usually painful, although pain relievers can alleviate the pain if needed. Depending on the placement of the patient’s teeth, spacers may not hurt when first applied,…

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It is ideal for spacers to stay in for at least three days and up to one week prior to band placement. This ensures that there is adequate…

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Talk with your orthodontist if you have braces. Enameloplasty to level your teeth after your braces are removed is often considered part of your orthodontic treatment. It’s commonly…

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After we achieve our expansion in the upper jaw, the patient will be ready for braces. We will leave the expander in place and add the braces. This…

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Usually, the braces can be completely taken off in a single appointment and removal often takes about an hour. During removal, the orthodontist clips the brackets and uses…

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You will need to wear an expander if you have a crossbite. This is when your upper jaw is narrower than the lower jaw, causing the top back…

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In some people the movement of the teeth takes lesser time and braces can be removed before the deadline. … However, braces are not very comfortable to be…

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As your teeth move and the tension decreases, the braces lose effectiveness. … Getting your braces tightened can cause pain and soreness for a few days. The discomfort…

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