More About Braces
Getting braces at a dental office is a comprehensive process designed to correct various orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth, overcrowding, and bite problems. The process begins with an initial consultation where the dentist or orthodontist assesses your oral health and determines the need for braces. This usually involves taking X-rays, photographs, and dental impressions to get a clear picture of your teeth and jaw structure.
After developing a customized treatment plan, the next step involves attaching the braces to your teeth. This is done by bonding a bracket to each tooth and then connecting these brackets with a wire. These wires are periodically adjusted to apply gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them into their correct positions.
Getting braces may require several visits to the dental office for adjustments and monitoring progress. Throughout the treatment, maintaining good oral hygiene becomes even more critical to prevent food particles from getting trapped in the braces, leading to plaque build-up and potential dental issues.
While wearing braces can take some getting used to, they are a highly effective solution for achieving a well-aligned smile and improving overall oral health. After the braces are removed, most patients will need to wear a retainer to ensure the teeth stay in their new positions. The entire braces journey demands patience and commitment but the end result – a beautiful, confident smile – is well worth it.
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Patient First Approach
Our patient-first approach begins with a warm welcome from our friendly staff, who take the time to understand each patient's concerns, expectations, and dental history. This information helps our dental team to develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile.
At Austin Dental Group in Coquitlam, BC, patients can expect to receive exceptional dental care from our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals. The staff, led by the accomplished Dr. Ellen Koo, are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.
By having staff members who are fluent in different languages, Austin Dental Group can better connect with our patients and build strong relationships based on trust and understanding. This level of connection is crucial in alleviating any potential anxiety or misconceptions about dental treatments.
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