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WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START BRACES? SPRING AND SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME! Now that you're ready for braces, we'll need some information to create a plan especially for you. We'll take photographs of your full face and profile, x-rays to show the position of the teeth and roots, and an impression of your teeth. Depending on your situation, we may have to place spacers on your back teeth to make room for the anchors to that hold the braces, or we may have to extract baby teeth to make room. To place your braces we bond a bracket on each tooth in very specific location. The wire moves your teeth Arch wires are threaded through the brackets. The wires are often held in place with small elastic bands. The bands come in a variety of colors, so you can choose your favorites. Although some kinds of braces don't need rubber bands. We'll recommend the kind that are best for you. How do braces work? Constant pressure from the arch wire is what moves your teeth. This process moves your existing teeth into the proper positions and helps them stabilize. Depending on the kind of braces you have, we'll need to see you every 4-6 weeks to adjust the tension and make any necessary changes. Most people wear their braces for about 18 to 36 months. Your situation depends on how complex your case is, how well you respond to treatment and how well you follow our advise. You you follow our tips on how to brush and floss with braces, and keep your regular appointments, your braces can give you a healthy and beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. New patients always welcome Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen Family Dentistry Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START BRACES? SPRING AND SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME! Now that you're ready for braces, we'll need some information to create a plan especially for you. We'll take photographs of your full face and profile, x-rays to show the position of the teeth and roots, and an impression of your teeth. Depending on your situation, we may have to place spacers on your back teeth to make room for the anchors to that hold the braces, or we may have to extract baby teeth to make room. To place your braces we bond a bracket on each tooth in very specific location. The wire moves your teeth Arch wires are threaded through the brackets. The wires are often held in place with small elastic bands. The bands come in a variety of colors, so you can choose your favorites. Although some kinds of braces don't need rubber bands. We'll recommend the kind that are best for you. How do braces work? Constant pressure from the arch wire is what moves your teeth. This process moves your existing teeth into the proper positions and helps them stabilize. Depending on the kind of braces you have, we'll need to see you every 4-6 weeks to adjust the tension and make any necessary changes. Most people wear their braces for about 18 to 36 months. Your situation depends on how complex your case is, how well you respond to treatment and how well you follow our advise. You you follow our tips on how to brush and floss with braces, and keep your regular appointments, your braces can give you a healthy and beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. New patients always welcome Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen Family Dentistry Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com