YOUR FIRST VISIT
The Parkland Orthodontics team is excited to meet you and welcome you to our ofﬁce!We are committed to making your experience with our ofﬁce an enjoyable one. During your ﬁrst visit, you will get to meet our amazing staff, tour the ofﬁce, and meet Dr. Tania, who will review your case and customize treatment options best suited for your needs and lifestyle. If treatment is indicated, we can get you started the same day if you have a clean bill of health from your general dentist. We now how busy you are and want to make starting treatment as easy and convenient as possible. This will save you from having your child miss additional school or you having to miss more work.
HOW DO BRACES WORK?
This orthodontic option consist of brackets are glued to your teeth and wires that help move the teeth gradually into a more ideal position. Dr. Tania will see you every 6-10 weeks for a brief tightening appointment to enhance the teeth straightening process. Your teeth may be sore after the braces are placed and for few days after each tightening appointment. The discomfort will usually subside after a week. Dr. Tania will recommend a soft diet and pain relievers to help alleviate the soreness.
THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF BRACES
- Brackets – They are the metal pieces that are bonded to each tooth.
- Archwires – The wires put pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into alignment. Dr. Tania with change or adjust the way in with the wires are attached to the bracket in order to apply just the right amount of pressure for the speciﬁed tooth movement required at the time.
- Ligatures/Rubber ties – Go ahead and express your personality! These ties hold the wire to your brackets. You can choose your colors based on your mood, fashion statement for the month, team spirit, etc.
- Hooks – These are the hooks that are milled onto the bracket and utilized for rubber band wear. The rubber bands help move teeth into their desired position.
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