If you are considering braces, it is important to note that the process to get your teeth in perfect alignment entails more than just an initial and final visit to the orthodontist. In fact, there will be frequent follow-up appointments in between those meetings, but these are perfectly normal and are to be expected for anyone having braces put on.
These follow-ups enable our professional New York City orthodontists to replace worn-out rubber bands, check on tooth alignment progress and adjust the wires to ensure that your teeth are moving into the appropriate spaces. Regularly attending your follow-up appointments is critical to the success of your braces, and will increase your chances of having them taken off in a timely manner.
We will typically ask to see you every four to six weeks, and appointments can be scheduled at your convenience. But rest assured that these appointments are relatively easy to fit into your schedule, as each adjustment should only take about 20 minutes.
One of the scarier parts of getting braces for most people is the pain factor. While there is a chance that the process of adjusting and straightening teeth will hurt, most patients only tend to feel sore for anywhere between a few hours and a few days. The discomfort is temporary, and – on the bright side – means that the braces are doing their job.
To learn more about whether or not you may need braces — and if so, what options are available to you — contact our New York City orthodontists today for more information on our services and to make an appointment.