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Preparing for Braces Placement

Your orthodontic treatment has been planned and you’re almost ready to have your braces placed by Dr. Randy Wright. There are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for this important step in your journey to a straight, beautiful, healthy smile.

Clean Your Teeth Thoroughly

If your teeth are not clean enough when you come in to get your braces placed, our orthodontist will clean them with a special polishing paste. This will allow the braces to be properly cemented in place. You may want to schedule a professional dental cleaning appointment a few days before you are scheduled to have your braces placed so that your teeth will be plaque-free. Then be sure to brush and floss before your appointment.

Discuss Your Braces

Before your braces are placed, talk with our orthodontist and make sure that you understand what type of braces are being used. Ask any questions that you need to so that you fully understand your orthodontic treatment. There are usually three types of braces:

– Braces with brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth.
– Braces with brackets that are bonded to the back of the teeth.
– Metal bands that are wrapped around the teeth.

Be Prepared for Some Discomfort

After your braces are placed, you can expect some level of discomfort. Your teeth may be sensitive at first. Eat soft foods, like soup and pasta, for the first few days. Over-the-counter pain medicine can also help. Your sensitivity should go away after a few days.

Speak with our orthodontist or team for more tips about preparing for orthodontic treatment. We welcome you to contact Wright Orthodontics at 630-208-1200 today to learn more about braces in Batavia, Illinois, and to set up an appointment. We look forward to serving you and your smile!

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