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Back to School With Braces

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Back to School With BracesMany kids are gearing up for a new school year, including those who need braces. If you're among the millions of Americans, who will be getting braces this year, congratulations! You're on your way to a beautiful smile. But before you start your orthodontic journey, there are a few things you need to know. In this blog post, we'll talk about what to expect when you get braces, from the initial consultation to the final fitting. We'll also give you some tips on how to make the most of your orthodontic treatment. So whether you're just starting or you're already in the midst of it, read on for everything you need to know about braces.

What to expect when you get your braces

The first thing you need to know about braces is that they're not just for looks. Sure, a straighter smile is important, but braces also help correct bite problems and make it easier to brush and floss your teeth. In other words, they do a lot of good for your oral health!

Your orthodontist will take x-rays and photos of your teeth and mouth when you first get your braces. Then, they'll use these images to create a treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Once they've done that, they'll put the braces on your teeth and make sure they're comfortable.

How long will I wear the braces?

You'll probably have to wear your braces for at least a year, but the time frame can vary depending on your specific situation. In addition, you'll need to visit the orthodontist for regular adjustments during your treatment. These appointments will help ensure that your braces are working properly and that your teeth are moving in the right direction.

If you lose or break your braces, don't worry. You can always call your orthodontist, and they'll be happy to help you get a new one. As long as you take good care of your braces, they should last the entire length of your treatment. But if something happens to them, don't hesitate to reach out for help. We're here to support you every step of the way!

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