Embarking on orthodontic treatment can be exciting, but you’ll probably have a few questions about what the process will involve. The team at Colchester Orthodontic Centre will be with you every step of the way, supporting you during each appointment and giving you all the information you need.
Your fitting appointment
At this appointment, we will fit your braces (or put your aligners in place). If you are having fixed braces, the brackets will be bonded to the surface of your teeth and the archwires connected. Your fitting appointment will take longer than normal – approximately 30 minutes – and you will also be given full instructions on how to care for your brace.
After this appointment, you will need to come back and see us at 6-12 week intervals so we can adjust your braces, or if you’re are having treatment with Invisalign, we will provide you with the next series of aligners.
Orthodontic treatment at Colchester Orthodontic Centre is flexible enough to fit around your busy lifestyle. Routine appointments will usually only take about 20-30 minutes and we can offer times to suit your schedule.
Tracking your treatment
In between your appointments, it is vital to look after your teeth and braces and follow the instructions we have provided to ensure your treatment time is kept to a minimum.
To help make your orthodontic treatment that bit easier, we’ve put together some advice about looking after your braces and teeth, as well as recommendations about what you can and can’t eat when wearing braces.
During treatment, we will also take photographs of your teeth to ensure both you and your clinician are happy with how your treatment is progressing.