How Often You Need to See Us During Orthodontic Treatment
Posted on 12/30/2019 by First Impressions Orthodontics
To correct any dental misalignments, orthodontists usually place braces on people's teeth. This is a relatively painless process, but it needs regular follow-up for them to be as effective as you would want them to be. Most patients think that seeing a dentist isn't necessary since they are seeing an orthodontist which is completely false.
Since most people have braces on for about one to three years, you must keep all the dentist appointments so that in the end you can get what you want. Since there are brackets and wires on top of your teeth, there are a lot of places where plaque and food particles can hide. If not corrected, this can cause you to have additional problems that you don't need.
How often should you see us during this time?
Every mouth is different. That means that depending on how your teeth react to the braces, we might recommend that you come in every six to eight weeks for the entirety of your time with the braces. Because of the way braces are designed, you need to take extra care of your teeth should they remain in perfect health. During this time, we will ensure that we provide you with a proper oral exam to check on the health of your gums, mouth, cheeks, and your teeth.
We also check for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, so that we can correct anything before it gets out of control. Since some people have restorations and fillings in their teeth, we also check on them to ensure that everything is in great condition so that we can catch any problems early. Finally, during this check, we will ensure that we clean and polish your teeth so that you can have the perfect smile.
Neglecting to see the dentist during the time you have braces is dangerous to your oral health and can set you back a great deal. Since you have spent a considerable amount of time and resources to perfect your smile, it's important to keep appointments with us so that you can have a great result without placing your oral health at risk!