How long does the whole process of getting braces take?

How long does the whole process of getting braces take?

The process of getting braces can take anywhere from one to three years. Although this sounds like a long time, the results are life-changing. If you’re heading into your first orthodontist appointment, you may be a little worried.

How long does it take to get braces After your first appointment?

How long after an orthodontist consultation do you get braces? Typically after the initial exam, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get your braces.

What are the steps of getting braces?

  1. 1 Make The Decision. Making the decision to get braces is the first step in this amazing journey!
  2. 2 Speak To Your Dentist About Braces.
  3. 3 Finding An Orthodontist.
  4. 4 Scheduling A Braces Consultation.
  5. 5 Deciding On A Treatment Plan.
  6. 6 Alternative Treatment Plans and No Treatment.
  7. 7 Paying For Braces.
  8. 8 Orthodontic Insurance.

Do they clean teeth before braces?

Your teeth must be very clean in order to ensure that your braces are properly attached to your teeth. You should also floss and brush beforehand as well. Then your orthodontist will clean your teeth with a polishing paste before affixing the braces. The procedure itself should take about 90-120 minutes.

Can braces be installed same day?

The biggest benefit of same day braces is saving time! Getting your braces the same day as your consultation requires only one day of your time, which means less time until you’re enjoying your new smile. The entire same day braces appointment process takes about 1 to 2 hours.

At what stage of braces do you get rubber bands?

Now that you know how rubber bands for braces work, you may be wondering, when do you get bands for braces? Well, it depends on the patient. But our patients can start using rubber bands for their braces as soon as one month into treatment or as late as 12 months into treatment.

What happens on the first day of braces?

The Day Your Braces Are Placed However, after the first few hours, you may experience some discomfort. You will have to get used to wearing braces and learn how to chew with them. For the first few days after brace placement, we recommend that you avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods.

How painful is the first week of braces?

The answer is, no, they do not. While you may experience some minor discomfort, you won’t feel any actual braces pain. The sensitivity is mild and goes away in a few days. You can get a jump on this by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever right before your bonding appointment or prior to adjustments.