Brace Adjustment Appointments
The adjustment appointments are usually 30-45 minutes long every 4-6 weeks, until your teeth are fully aligned. At these appointments, space is created to allow movement and the archwires are replaced to generate appropriate tooth movements. Once you are happy with the results, impressions are taken to create a custom retainer, a retainer is required to stop your teeth moving after treatment.
At this appointment, your white braces are quickly and gently removed with a specially designed instrument. Your teeth are then cleaned and polished to leave a smooth surface. Your retainers are also fitted at this appointment to prevent relapse. Photos and final impressions are taken to record the final result. Full aftercare instructions are given and a retainer review appointment is scheduled. The whole appointment takes about an hour and a half.
You’ll now be able to enjoy your wonderful new smile!
At your retainer review appointment, the positions of your teeth and retainer are fully checked to ensure long-term stability and prevent relapse. Further occasional reviews are also recommended. Assessment of aesthetics and potential additional treatments are discussed.
Any additional treatments such as whitening, contouring or bonding are often carried out to complete the final aesthetic result.