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FAQ’S about the orthodontic treatment

January 4, 2021
Posted By: Burwood Diamond Dental

There are always questions when it comes to getting an orthodontic treatment done especially when you’re not sure if it is right for you.

How long does the treatment take?

While everyone’s teeth are different, the orthodontic treatment is dependent on the treatment you will need. The treatment time will vary, some might only require less than 12 months of the treatment, and some might require 18-24 months.

Is the orthodontic treatment painful?

The treatment isn’t painful, but you may have some discomfort at times. This is normally when you go in for your alterations and get your braces tightened. This is normal and nothing to worry about, as it can be treated using mild pain killers.

When is the best time to start?

The best time to start an orthodontic treatment is between 7-11 years while their teeth have been developed and their jaws are still developing. This means getting the treatment done earlier will help avoid bigger concerns in the future.

How do I take care of my braces?

Taking care of your braces and keeping them clean on a daily basis is important. You can keep them clean by flossing at least once a day and by brushing your teeth after every meal above and under the brackets. Also make sure you avoid sugary and sticky lollies as they’ll get stuck in your braces.

If you have doubts and are still looking for more information on getting an orthodontic treatment done, contact us today to speak to our friendly dentists.