Your teeth and gums need to be healthy before you embark on a course of orthodontic treatment. A check-up appointment is advisable before you go ahead so your dentist can make sure your teeth are decay-free and see if any fillings need replacing or repairing.
Gum inflammation or disease should also be addressed prior to treatment, so it’s a good idea to visit your hygienist. They can ‘scale and polish’ your teeth to help remove soft plaque and hard tartar deposits, ensuring they will be clean and smooth before braces are fitted. They can also teach you effective brushing and flossing techniques to use when wearing braces.
"Before I had my braces on, my teeth were horrendous. Every part of the process is explained to you and they make you feel so comfortable at Colchester Orthodontics."
Rachel - Patient
"My confidence levels have just shot up since I have had my braces off. It is just brilliant here. They have helped me so much."
Sophie - Patient
"At Colchester Ortho it is such a close-knit group of people from the secretaries, to the nurses to the orthodontists themselves such as Mr Davies."
Ben - Patient