A proper diagnosis is needed to plan a good treatment. The initial examination with records usually takes +/- 1 hour and the appointment will be scheduled in the morning.
With the help of these records I will make a diagnosis, classify the case, prepare a treatment plan and also write a motivation for the treatment with the list of problems that can be submitted for your medical aid.
Banding/Fitting of Braces
If you decide to continue with the
treatment proposed, we will set up (usually 2)
Treatment with fixed appliances usually
lasts from 12 up to 18 months but sometimes longer.
The patient's cooperation wearing elastics and
headgear as prescribed, brushing very well and
carefully looking after the appliances is very
important in the overall success and length of
Debanding /removal of braces and retention phase
We remove the braces when the teeth are
well aligned and in a good stable position. Most
patients will thereafter need retainers (fixed wires
at the back of the teeth, see through mouth guard type
of appliances or removable plates). The retainers will
be prescribed according to what your teeth looked like
before the treatment.
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