How Often Do You Need to Have Observational Visits after Wearing Braces?
Posted on 4/15/2020 by First Impressions Orthodontics
Misaligned teeth can be a menace. They make it tough for you to brush in between your teeth, creating the perfect environment for the development of tooth decay and halitosis. Since your teeth might struggle to lock into each other perfectly, the chances increase that you might also suffer from TMJ disorders as well.
Lucky for you, scheduling a visit with us will ensure that your teeth can get back to looking as appealing as possible. In most cases, you might have to wear braces to re-align your teeth properly. However, the success of wearing the braces will depend on how well you commit to the set appointments. Here is what you ought to know about observational visits when wearing braces.
Why Appointments Matter
We will typically schedule appointments to monitor the progress of the alignment of your teeth. However, the situation of most clients differs. Just make sure to make appointments that work with your situation specifically. Adjustments are made during these appointments, so keeping them is important.
After Braces Come Off
When your braces are removed, we also need to see you for a while to observe how your teeth re-solidify. After braces, your teeth must be given time to stop shifting. This time is when people tend to notice teeth reverting to their old positions. The goal of these observational visits is to make sure that each tooth stays where it was put. We often have you wear a retainer during this time to keep teeth still. After a few weeks or months, depending on your situation, we can do away with the retainer and your smile will be left looking great.
Braces are meant to give your smile back its appeal. It all trickles down to how well you can take care of your teeth and commit to observatory visits. Talk to us about making sure each of your appointments is something you should be able to attend.