“What will happen when I get my braces off?” you may ask. Waiting so long it seems that the final step should be really special. In fact, getting braces off is not painful and difficult process at all. In comparison with wearing braces or putting them on, getting braces off is much faster and will amaze you with its ease.
The main, and usually enough, procedure consists of squeezing each individual bracket with a special plier. It makes them, the brackets, to separate from the tooth, usually in one piece. However, there are cases when some clear or ceramic braces are specially designed to break in the moment when they are separated from the tooth.
Your orthodontist will also use a special plier to gently remove the band that fits around individual teeth. This specific moment of getting braces off can cause some pressure, when the band is removed. The main reason of this is the cement that holds the band to the tooth and is still strong enough. But generally, removing braces off is not painful and frequently is done in just five minutes.
After braces are removed there may rest some cement or glue on your teeth. It’s a normal result of long wearing braces activity. The orthodontist will scrape away these large pieces of cement with a special tool. Then comes the polishing process.
Usually it involves a handpiece usage to remove the old cement without damaging your teeth. Depending on how sensitive your teeth are the orthodontist will use a different type of handpiece. However, your may experience some little sensitivity while the cement or glue removing process. This part of getting braces off takes about five minute, too.
Wearing braces guarantees that they will keep their straight position. After braces are removed you will probably need to wear some kind of orthodontic retainer. Your orthodontist will know if it’s necessary. These retainers are received at the same visit that you are getting braces off.
There are many types of orthodontic retainer used after braces. The one you’ll get depends in part on how your teeth were before braces and in part on the orthodontist who decides which type of retainer he feels better using. If not using retainer then your teeth may shift and crook again.
One important to mention moment in getting braces off procedure is taking final records. It may include photos, impressions for study models, and X-rays of your face and teeth. These after braces records help your orthodontist evaluate how successful the treatment was.
As you can see now, getting braces off is really not difficult. After braces are removed you’ll have to wait some insignificant minutes to check if everything is alright and to definitely forget about wearing braces again. Just know that some visits to your dentist will be needed in future, as well as bleaching. The second, however, depends on the brackets you have had installed and the way you treated your teeth during the wearing braces time period.