When it’s time for braces to come off, patients can’t wait to see their new smile! Dr. Cynthia Wong has revealed many new smiles to her patients and we always look forward to the payoff. But how are braces removed? Understanding this process is important for you to know what to expect and how to care for your teeth afterward.
Removing braces is accomplished in one relatively painless visit, and each element of the braces is removed in reverse of the order it was applied. This begins with removing the small elastic bands around each bracket with a small, hooked instrument. Specialized pliers are then used to gently pull the wire away from each bracket and to help your dentist remove each bracket individually. Once all components of the braces have been removed, you will still feel residue from the powerful adhesive on your teeth. Once your teeth are polished and cleaned, this residue will be gone and you can enjoy your brand new smile! If necessary, your dentist will discuss the need for a permanent or temporary retainer.
To learn more about the different orthodontic treatments available, visit www.drcynthiawong.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Cynthia Wong in Orland Park, IL, call 708-444-8341.