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Brace fitting
Adjusting the brace
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The stages of treatment

Brace Removal

At some point the brace will have done all it can, the teeth will be straight and fit together correctly and the brace can be removed.

The brace removal usually takes around 20 minutes.  The brace comes off very easily and any remaining glue is polished off the teeth.  A mould is then taken so that retainers can be made.  You would then return around 10 days after the brace has been removed, to have the retainer(s) fitted.

Everybody who has orthodontic treatment is given a retainer afterwards, to prevent the teeth from moving.

It is not uncommon to experience slight tooth movement between having the brace removed and the retainer fitted. If this movement does occur, the retainer, when fitted, will squeeze the teeth back into position.

 Next Stage

When visiting the practice, please only do so if you have an appointment booked. Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. The front door will be locked, so when attending please press the buzzer to announce yourself for your appointment. Those in active treatment, please try, if at all possible, to attend alone. 

Site updated 20-07-2022