Phase 1 Braces Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Top braces are placed. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 3: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper clear plastic retainer.

Step 4: The patient is then placed on our tracking program where we will evaluate every few months the progress of tooth eruption. Once all the permanent teeth have erupted, the patient will be evaluated for their second phase of treatment.

Class 3 Carriere Invisalign Treatment Steps

Congratulations! An orthodontist has reviewed closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Carriere Distalizer appliances on the lower arch with Invisalign Aligners and attachments on the upper arch. To begin correcting bite issues, elastics are generally worn for 6-9 months depending on compliance.

Step 3: Removal of Carriere Distalizer appliances and placement of lower Invisalign Aligners and attachments. Begin rotating aligners to facilitate movements for the duration of treatment. You will have updated scans and multiple batches of aligners throughout treatment to progress movement as needed.

Step 4: Removal of all attachments and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few weeks, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

RPE Braces Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the expander to maintain space for the appliance to fit comfortably.

Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Palate Expander. This is when the winding will begin, which generally lasts a few months but can vary depending on the patient’s biological response. The expander itself stays in place for 9-12 months after placement – like putting a cast on a broken arm. After winding, the palate needs time to heal into place.

Step 4: Top braces are placed. The bottom braces are generally placed a few months after the top. For most patients, the expander is removed before the bottom braces go on. Many times rubber bands will be necessary to settle the bite into a correct and healthy position. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 5: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few days, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

Herbst Braces Treatment Steps

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the Herbst to maintain space for the appliance to fit comfortably.

Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Herbst Appliance. The appliance itself stays in place for 9-12 months because once we adjust the bite, it needs time to settle into place.

Step 4: Top braces are placed. The bottom braces are generally placed a few months after the top. For most patients the Herbst Appliance is removed before the bottom braces start. Many times rubber bands will be necessary to settle the bite into a correct and healthy position. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 5: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few days, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

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