The consultation is scheduled for 20-30 minutes. Once you’ve decided to move forward with treatment, your appointment to get your braces on can usually be scheduled the same day or within a few days of your consultation appointment.
Can you get braces on your first appointment?
Yes! You will be able to get braces or aligners during your first visit. But before we recommend treatment, we will need to perform an orthodontic evaluation and determine the best treatment for your smile.
How many visits before you get braces?
Before getting braces, visit your family dentist for a cleaning and check-up. Ask your orthodontist how far ahead of your appointment to get braces that your dental appointment should be. Visits to your dentist should continue at least every six months for the duration of treatment, or more often, if recommended.
What happens before you get braces?
First, you’ll get x-rays of your whole mouth and of individual teeth. Photographs of your face, teeth and mouth may also be taken. If spacing is too tight between any of your teeth, spacers may be inserted to help prepare your mouth for braces. … To do that, your orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth.
How long does it take to get braces on for the first time?
about 1-2 hours
Do they numb your mouth for braces?
You could also try an oral anesthetic like Orajel or Anbesol to numb the area. Shop for dental pain relief. For the first few days after you get your braces put on or adjusted, eat soft foods to minimize pain from chewing.
Do you get top and bottom braces on the same day?
We almost always start with the top braces first and then put the bottom ones on a few months later. This is because the bottom teeth are usually corrected faster than the top (in most people) so we time your treatment so everything is finished at the same time.
Why do they put top braces on first?
In addition, it is normal to start treatment by having the braces installed on the top teeth first. The top teeth and jawbone take longer to align and move compared to the bottom teeth. After a period of time, based on what needs to be done to the bottom teeth and jawbone, the bottom braces are then installed.
What can’t you eat with braces?
Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces
- Hard taco shells.
- Sticky and hard candy.
- Corn chips.
How many weeks does it take to get braces?
In general, his process of getting braces will take one to two hours or less than one hour when getting clear teeth aligners. So, in truth, you might take two to three weeks to have braces placed on top of your teeth.
Do braces make your lips bigger?
Yes, braces can change the position of your lips, but only as much as the teeth immediately behind them change. … Side note: If you’re wearing traditional braces using a bracket and wire system, you may temporarily notice that your lips look bigger. This is due to the extra width created between your teeth and lips.
Do braces make your breath smell?
The reason bad breath is more common with braces is that the hardware of braces makes it easier for tiny particles of food to get trapped underneath the brackets and wires. These foods are broken down by bacteria, and a by-product of that process is an unpleasant smell: halitosis, or bad breath.
Do braces make you more attractive?
In this case, your face before and after braces can look noticeably different. By correcting the imbalance between the upper and lower jaw and fixing the way the teeth and jaws meet, the lower half of your face will appear more harmonious. Your features will look a lot softer and more proportionate.
What is the best age for braces?
between 10 and 14 years
What’s the shortest time to have braces?
These are our most popular short-term braces. The average treatment time is just 6 months! They are no problem to wear and look great. They are a clear plastic brace attached to the front of the teeth with a white orthodontic wire placed into the brace to continuously straighten the teeth.
Does braces change your face?
Yes, undergoing orthodontic treatment can bring changes to a person’s face. Don’t worry though – the changes that braces will make are purely positive! Braces will fix alignment issues with your face and give you a more symmetrical, natural look to both your mouth and your jawline.