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What are some things to keep in mind before getting braces?

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Informed consent

Getting a complete answer to all of your questions and concerns about orthodontic treatment is a very important process.
It is part of what we call "informed consent" where all risks and benefits of the procedures and your orthodontist's and your expectations are discussed before treatment commences.

In brief: Informed consent

Getting a complete answer to all of your questions and concerns about orthodontic treatment is a very important process.
It is part of what we call "informed consent" where all risks and benefits of the procedures and your orthodontist's and your expectations are discussed before treatment commences.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A quick list

1) choose wisely-- you don't always want the cheepest or most expensive orthodontist-- but the one you offers top notch quality at a fair price.
Do your homework on thier reputation 2) keeping very good oral hygene will be key to your success. I suggest getting a professional toothbrush to help 3) get ready to end up with a great smile that will last the rest of your life!

In brief: A quick list

1) choose wisely-- you don't always want the cheepest or most expensive orthodontist-- but the one you offers top notch quality at a fair price.
Do your homework on thier reputation 2) keeping very good oral hygene will be key to your success. I suggest getting a professional toothbrush to help 3) get ready to end up with a great smile that will last the rest of your life!
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Sam Kadan
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few things...

First you have to be in good dental health, then you have to find the right match with a good orthodontist who will explain to you what is involved with your particular treatment, then you have to be patient as it typically takes about 2 years to finish a comprehensive course of orthodontics.
Good luck!

In brief: A few things...

First you have to be in good dental health, then you have to find the right match with a good orthodontist who will explain to you what is involved with your particular treatment, then you have to be patient as it typically takes about 2 years to finish a comprehensive course of orthodontics.
Good luck!
Dr. Sam Kadan
Dr. Sam Kadan
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personal/health

Some of the things you may want to focus upon as an adult contemplating braces: cost, your time, how much esthetics is important to you, how bad your malocclusion is, and does it make oral hygiene difficult.
Significant biting discrepancies can cause severe wear (attrition) of the teeth and the investment can save you much restorative dentistry later in life. It is elective, but worthwhile!

In brief: Personal/health

Some of the things you may want to focus upon as an adult contemplating braces: cost, your time, how much esthetics is important to you, how bad your malocclusion is, and does it make oral hygiene difficult.
Significant biting discrepancies can cause severe wear (attrition) of the teeth and the investment can save you much restorative dentistry later in life. It is elective, but worthwhile!
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Compliance

The better you follow your qualified orthodontic specialist's instructions (instructions are prescriptions, not just guidelines), the more comfortable rx will be, the sooner you will get braces off, the more successful the result, the more stable the result.
Keep them immaculately clean. Don't eat anything hard, sticky, chewy. Wear elastics & retainers exactly as prescribed, & good luck.

In brief: Compliance

The better you follow your qualified orthodontic specialist's instructions (instructions are prescriptions, not just guidelines), the more comfortable rx will be, the sooner you will get braces off, the more successful the result, the more stable the result.
Keep them immaculately clean. Don't eat anything hard, sticky, chewy. Wear elastics & retainers exactly as prescribed, & good luck.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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