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If you’re about to start your orthodontic journey, good for you! You’re on your way toward the smile you have always wanted. To help you know a little more about the orthodontic process so you know what to expect when straightening your teeth, Dr. Deji Fashemo and our orthodontic team are happy to give you the necessary details.

First, you will come to our office for your first appointment. At this time, your orthodontist will determine the right treatment for you and create a plan that will map out the steps involved in your journey. When you’re ready, our team will place the braces on your smile by cementing the brackets, personalizing those brackets, and applying a wire to the hardware. We will also give you the tips you need to have a positive orthodontic experience.

Throughout the process, you will need to come to our office for adjustment appointments, which is usually every 4-6 weeks. At these visits, our team will tighten the wire or add a new wire to apply additional pressure to the teeth. This might make the teeth a little sore, but there is no need to worry. It will subside in a few days. Just stick to a soft-foods diet and take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary.

At the end of the process, you will come back to our office to get your appliance removed. This will involve peeling the brackets and other hardware off your teeth and deeply cleaning your smile. We will also create a retainer for you to help you keep your smile in tip-top shape.

To learn more about the orthodontic journey in Dallas, Texas or Allen, Texas, please call Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics at 972.947.2000 or 972.947.2200 at your earliest convenience. Our team will be more than happy to teach you all we know because we want you to have the best experience possible. We look forward to helping you!