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What is the process of getting braces?


Written by Charan

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The process of getting braces typically involves several steps:

  1. Evaluation: The orthodontist will evaluate the patient's teeth and jaws using various diagnostic tools, such as X-rays, photographs, and impressions.
  2. Treatment planning: Based on the evaluation, the orthodontist will develop a customized treatment plan that outlines the specific orthodontic goals and the recommended course of treatment.
  3. Placement: The braces will be placed on the teeth using a special adhesive. The orthodontist will carefully position the brackets and attach the wires that will apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into the desired positions.
  4. Adjustments: The patient will need to visit the orthodontist regularly for adjustments. During these appointments, the orthodontist will tighten or replace the wires to continue the tooth movement.
  5. Retention: Once the desired results are achieved, the braces will be removed, and the patient will be given a retainer to wear to maintain the new alignment of the teeth.

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the individual's response to treatment. It can range from several months to a few years.