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GETTING YOUR BRACES ON
All of your braces may go on in one day, in which case the appointment time will last approximately two hours. Sometimes the procedure is split into 2 days, with each appointment approximately one hour. Dr. Kasso will let you know in advance. For traditional braces, the process will begin with placing bands around your back molars, and possibly placing brackets onto the front of your teeth. The exact placement of the brackets onto the teeth is critical. To minimize placement time and ensure total accuracy, the brackets are sometimes pre-arranged onto the study models of the teeth that were taken at the diagnostic records appointment. The brackets are then moved together into place on the teeth into their perfect positions. After the brackets are in place, wires are guided through the brackets. Small plastic ligatures, also called ties, are put around the brackets to hold the wires in place. These are available in all of the colors in the rainbow, and also available in clear color.
After your braces are on, you may experience some discomfort adjusting to your appliances and as the teeth begin to move. Every individual has his or her unique tolerance to pain, and discomfort varies between individuals for the same experience. Don't worry, any discomfort is temporary and will diminish over the next day or two. Remember, we are always here for you if you have discomfort that seems unacceptable.
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