It’s time for your final orthodontic appointment as treatment comes to an end. Congratulations! That wasn’t so bad, was it? Perhaps your teeth have become so used to the wires that you can’t imagine living a life without braces. To give our patients insight as to how braces are removed, Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS would like to explain what to expect.
Removal of traditional braces happens in the same order as they were applied. The brackets will be squeezed using a special tool and removed in unison with the wires. After this process is complete, Dr. Ross will remove the adhesive from each tooth. The process is relatively painless, but you may experience minor inflammation once the braces come off. It’s important to know that because your braces are being removed, this doesn’t mean you’re done with the orthodontist forever. You will need to discuss retainer options with Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS to ensure that your orthodontic treatment doesn’t go to waste.
If you have questions or concerns about orthodontic options, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.smilesbyross.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS call our Forest Lake, MN location at 651-464-6988 or our Hudson, WI location at 715-808-8379.