Most patients go into orthodontic treatment with one goal in mind: achieving a straight and beautiful smile. They put in the time and hard work to make it happen. From diligently cleaning their braces, to avoiding damaging foods, and attending their regular orthodontic checkups.
The day your braces finally come off is an exciting one! All of your hard work has paid off. It’s time to reveal the smile you’ve been waiting for. You can confidently laugh and pose for photos. No more worrying about food stuck in your braces. You’ll also be able to eat all of your favourite foods too!
At Walt Orthodontics, our team focuses on transparency and strong communication with our patients. We’re here to share more about the process of removing your braces and what to expect when it comes to removing your braces.
We’ve detailed the main steps below:
- We will use a special pair of metal pliers to remove each bracket from your teeth. Most of the time, we’ll remove these brackets and the wires all at once.
- Glue will be removed. When the braces are removed, we are simply disconnecting the bracket from the glue. So the next step involves taking a dental handpiece and removing the glue. We use a special bur that only cuts glue and not tooth. After, we do a high shine and polish to the teeth so they are sparkling!
- We then do a digital scan of your teeth so we have a record of what your teeth look like.
- We will use then 3D print your scan to create a retainer. You’ll take this retainer home with you and wear it regularly to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
And that’s it! The process is simple and painless. It often takes about an hour from start to finish. You may experience slight discomfort for the first day or two, as your teeth adjust to the change in pressure without your braces. However, in no time at all, you’ll be flashing that beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of!
When you’ve reached the end of your orthodontic journey with Invisalign, you’ll also come into our office for a removal. The process is different compared to removing metal braces. With Invisalign, you’ll simply come in to get your attachments removed. From there, you’ll stop using your Invisalign aligners and instead begin using your long-term retainer.
If you have further questions about removing your braces, or orthodontic treatment – we’re here for you! Walt Orthodontics offers braces and Invisalign for the Maple-Vaughan-Thornhill community. Contact us to get started with your free consultation today!