What are the steps to putting on braces?
You need to pick an orthodontist and go for a consultation visit. These are usually free and they will go over everything they plan to do, how long the braces will need to be worn and how much it will cost. And any payment plans if necessary.
The basic steps for braces are impressions, spacers, and one or more sets of wired brackets.
The first visit involves impressions of the teeth, x-rays and putting in the spacers if needed. Spacers are little rubber band like things that go between the back teeth so the metal bands for the braces will fit. Those are worn for about two weeks. On the following visits, the braces are put on. Sometimes depending on the teeth, the top or bottom will be put on and then at another visit, the other set will be put on. Then about every six weeks you go in for an adjustment. They remove the colored bands and the wire and replace it with a different wire. And give new colored bands. The teeth are usually very sore for a few days after each adjustment. The first one is usually the worst. And the brackets can rub on and hurt the gums and tongue. They will give you wax to put over any brackets that cause sore spots. This is very helpful. Most of the detailed questions you might have are better answered by the orthodontist that will be doing the braces.
To me the braces doesn't hurt. Before thinking of getting braces think of a person putting super glue on your teeth it doesn't hurt that bad. Then you can choose your color for your braces 1 time every month. But if you put your braces like when you are 17 it hurts more so I recommend you to do your braces as soon as possibleI took out my braces already. =]
When you are at the orthodontist and they are putting on your braces they do you hurt but after a few hours it you will feel a little pain because your tooth is shifting and remember to not drink cold water or else it will titan your braces and that will hurt and when you drink warm water your braces will loosen up
Do braces on the upper teeth work without putting braces on the bottom ones too The top ones have gaps bottom perfect.?
an orthodontist. my orthodontist has other employees putting on the braces and putting in spacers and taking pictures of your teeth and all that stuff. the orthodontist sees if you have an overbite or an underbite and if you need a retainer or bite plate and sees what teeth you need to lose before you can get braces.
I found that the bands actually hurt a lot more than the actual braces...in fact putting the braces on was a piece of cake... :) i agree, i mean i have bands on ATM and im getting more braces (traintracks) in two days time and the pulling of the teeth from the bands is extremely painful and, as all my mates have traintracks, apprantley the actual braces don't hurt as much and the only thing…
There are very few cases where the Orthodontist would only put braces on the bottom teeth and not both. Most of the time they require the patient to wear them on the top and the bottom because it is better for alignment versus only moving the teeth on the bottom. However, if you have the right alignment without braces on the top, then the Orthodontist will only recommend braces for the bottom teeth.
okay 2 answers first one if you have braces its perfectly normal for that, thats the way of the braces moving your teeth around. If you don't have braces then you are either putting 2 much pressure on that tooth or it's time to see a orthodontist those are the people who do braces. When i say it's time to see a orthodontist i don't mean 2 scare you if it sounds scary. It's just…
Can your adult teeth fall out if the orthodontist tightens your braces too tight or even just a bit?
Usually will make a mould of your mouth top and bottom. Then a week before your appointment to get braces he will put spacers in which are little bands that go in between your teeth. A week later he will put the braces in. That's mine and my friends experiences although i didn't have any extractions so I missed that bit out. Sekhmet
There really isn't an age limit for braces. You are pretty much never too old to have them on. If you meant age minimun, then that depends on the person and the orthodontist. If there is crowding or something that is concerning most orthodontists will do a free consult to let you know the plan for your mouth.
When the orthodontist puts on your braces it doesn't hurt as the coolness of the glue kind of numbs your teeth but the aftermath (30 minutes after) does because the metal starts to make an impact on your teeth. It sounds a bit scary but you will get used to it and remember that using a brace with increase your health and the beauty of your teeth!