There are certain steps that are necessary when getting braces. You will have to first go for an initial consultation with your dentist in Dubai. The first step involves obtaining a full set of records. These include x-rays, impressions of your teeth and photographs. You may be requested by your orthodontist at Montreal International Clinic, to take additional photos and x-rays as required, and another set towards the end of the treatment. This is to compare with the first set to determine how far your teeth have shifted and monitor progress accurately.
Moving onto Bonding
Once the records are complete, the next step which involves bonding, can begin. The bonding appointment and arranging your records can be done on the same day. Bonding takes up to 90 minutes and is a longer appointment. During your visit to the dentist, your teeth will be cleaned and prepared in order to glue or bond the brackets to your teeth. Your dental surgeon will study the records and models to position the brackets correctly on each tooth. This is done using a curing light and special bonding agent. Once the brackets are glued, the arch wires will be inserted. Finally, the elastics are fixed over the brackets to hold the wires in place.
The Treatment Process
Once the braces have been attached, you will be advised by the staff at Montreal Clinic on techniques and tips for home maintenance. The adjustment appointment will take place once every 6 weeks, but it will be brief. Your progress will be assessed throughout and your orthodontist will talk to you about how effective the shift is and review suggestions regarding oral hygiene at home. Follow careful instructions to ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.
Time to celebrate!
When it is time to take the braces off, you can certainly celebrate the hard work and effort that has gone into this systematic treatment plan. This is known as the de-bonding appointment. This is where the brackets, wires and elastics are removed. This the best part, seeing as how your gorgeous smile is ready for the world to see. You can compare the photographs and final records with the original set to see how far your teeth have shifted.
This is the final step to getting braces. Retainers are designed to ensure the hard work and progress you have made with braces pays off. Retainers keep the shifted teeth firmly in position. They may be removable or fixed to the back of your teeth. Your orthodontist will advise you on how long you need to wear retainers. It depends on the individual, but on average, patients are asked to keep their retainers in for up to 2 months.