Step 3: Treatment Visits
Periodic Visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 4-8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, as well as practice good oral hygiene and proper nutrition. It is important to continue regular visits with your dentist, especially for cleanings.
Length of Treatment
Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months, or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation, and the degree of movement possible.
Don’t forget that you, the patient, have a great deal to do with the lengthof treatment. Here’s how:
- Don’t Miss Your Appointments
First and foremost, keeping your appointment time is quintessential to speed up your treatment time. Each missed appointment can lengthen treatment time by about a month.
- Wearing Your Elastics And Appliances As Instructed
Your teeth won’t move if instructions are not followed.
- Keeping Your Teeth And Braces Clean
All efforts should be focused on designing your new smile, not on unhealthy teeth and gums. Clean teeth with healthy gums move faster.