There are a few steps to be taken your braces are applied. Your Forest & Ray dentist or orthodontist will explain the state of your teeth and discuss other pertinent things which may include a financial plan for your treatment.
Many orthodontists say kids should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7. At this age, issues such as uneven bite and overcrowding will become apparent. Starting the process early doesn't mean a child will get braces right away. After consulting our Forest & Ray orthodontist, the actual placing of the braces is straightforward.
Unlike with traditional braces that use a wire to push or pull teeth into the most optimal alignment, Invisalign® uses a series of plastic aligners to push the teeth into a better alignment. Thus, they are an ideal choice, especially for adults who’ve always wanted a winning smile.
During your first days with braces you can expect mild soreness or discomfort which may last for a few days to a week. Most patients experience some discomfort the first four days to a week after their braces, expanders, and/or wires are placed and after a wire adjustment and/or an activation appointment.
By now you know you will have quite a long wait for an appointment to assess whether you or your child qualifies for NHS orthodontic treatment. And sometimes you only find out after an annoyingly long wait. Here is why and what your alternatives are for getting braces in a timely way.
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