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All About Braces

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What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces are appliances or devices used to make these corrections.

Are braces necessary?

No. However, they help slow down the aging process by positioning the teeth and jaws in the correct place. This in turn postpones premature wear of the teeth, the peridontium (or gums), and the temporomandibular joint (or jaw joint).

When should I look for the warning signs of a bad bite?

It is most important to examine your child’s teeth as the permanent teeth grow in. Although children mature at different rates, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends every child be seen by an orthodontist by age seven as this is one of the many things an orthodontist looks for at an early age.

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Take the retainer out of your mouth and place it in the case that is provided with you. DO NOT eat with the retainer in your mouth. DO NOT wrap the retainer in a napkin and place it on your lunch tray – it WILL be thrown away in the garbage. Do not leave the retainer lying on the lunch tray, table etc…it will be forgotten and thrown away.

If you lose your retainer; call to make an appointment A.S.A.P. We will need to take a new impression at the appointment. The charge for replacing a lost or broken retainer depends on the type of retainer.

If you lose your retainer; call to make an appointment A.S.A.P. We will need to take a new impression at the appointment. The charge for replacing a lost or broken retainer depends on the type of retainer.

If your retainer is broken, bring the pieces with you to your appointment and you may receive a discount of 50% on a new retainer. A new impression must be taken to make each new retainer.

Do not put the retainer in a pant or shirt pocket where it can be easily lost or broken. If you do not have your case with you, hold the retainer in your hand until you have finished eating, then place it back in your mouth. Do not leave the retainer lying around the house, especially if you have house pets. Dogs and Cats can smell the retainer and they think it is food. This can happen even if the retainer is in the case; so, if you have inside pets, put the retainer in the case and place the case in a drawer. If the retainer has gotten dirty, soak it in Listerine, rinse it with water, and place it back in your mouth. DO NOT boil the retainer. It will lose its shape and it will no longer fit. On special occasions you are allowed to remove the retainer for short periods of time. However, do not leave it out for too long because your teeth will shift.

Sharp pain:
-Call the emergency number
Something Poking:
-Place wax, call, schedule for next business day

Loose brackets or bands:
-Call to extend next appt.
Loose O-ties:
-Call to extend next appt.
Sore teeth:
-800 mg ibuprophen every 4 to 6 hrs

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