FAQs

How long will I wear my retainers?

Your orthodontist will determine how long you will need to wear them full time.You will have appointments to check the and monitor your retainer retention. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendations you will get to stop wearing them during the day, but we suggest wearing them at night time for a lifetime.

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Will I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Towards the end of your orthodontic treatment, your wisdom teeth will be evaluated and your orthodontist will decide if it is necessary to refer you to a general dentist to make the final decision.

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Why won’t the wax stay on my braces?

Make sure both your tooth and bracket are dry before applying wax. A good way to so this is to use your finger to pull your cheek out, suck in air and then place the wax on desired location. You can also use a cotton ball or paper towel to dry off the area.

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Why does my bite feel different throughout my orthodontic treatment?

During your orthodontic treatment, your teeth will go through many different stages. You will have a series of wires that increase in size as your teeth become straighter. When you begin wearing elastics, to correct your bite, your teeth may become sore at times. Continue to wear the elastics so that your teeth will get [...]

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Why do my gums bleed sometimes when I brush or floss my teeth?

It is possible that you may not be brushing along your gum line as well as needed or you are not flossing frequently. Flossing is very important for the maintenance of good gum health. Healthy gums typically do not bleed when you brush and floss.

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What is the benefit of braces?

Contrary to popular belief, straight teeth are only ONE of the reasons to get braces. Teeth which are aligned properly are easier to clean, especially for children, which improves oral hygiene and dental health for the rest of their lives. Correcting the bite also reduces stress on the teeth, which prevents them from wearing down [...]

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