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Why? Because: as your braces work, they’re going to need adjusting to make sure you stay on schedule with your particular treatment plan. We’ll want to make sure everything is happening exactly as it should so you get the results you want. Now here’s what you have to do:
Verrrrrrrry important step! We really want to help you, but one thing we can’t do is call to schedule your adjustment appointments. Keep a log, write a reminder, put it on your computer, but KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENTS! We’ll be happy, you’ll be happy and your teeth will be happy!
(Note: we try to make it easy by accommodating follow-up appointments during after-school and weekend hours, but don’t forget: longer appointments are scheduled in the mornings or early afternoons, so if missing school or work is a problem, schedule weekend appointments as far in advance as possible).
This is a ‘must happen’ on your to-do list! Oral hygiene is always extremely important and even more so during orthodontic treatment. Regular cleaning, exams and any operative work must be completed prior to orthodontic treatment. We STRONGLY recommend that orthodontic patients receive professional cleanings every three months.
We do our best to accommodate you. However: if braces break, you must schedule a separate appointment. Bonding of braces can’t be done during regular adjustment visits, because re-bonding visits take 1/2 an hour.
Getting that great smile depends on you wearing all appliances, expanders, night braces and rubber bands as instructed. NO CHEATING!
If you misplace your Invisalign Aligner, refer to your last set and call us to order your replacement set. Replacement sets cost $125 each and take 2 weeks to get back from the lab.