New Patient Guide

Welcome to Adventure Orthodontics

As a new orthodontics patient we want you to experience the Adventure Difference

Now that you’ve come in and had your new braces put on, we want to give you some tips for keeping your teeth healthy during your smile journey.

We also want to provide you with answers to Frequently Asked Questions (can you link this to send them to the bottom of the page) that new orthodontic patients have.

How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

FAQ

Sugar free gum such as Trident or Extra

We’d prefer you didn’t but if you can’t resist just be careful. Eat one chip at a time.

Call our office to get an appointment to put the bracket back on

You can cover the wire with dental wax or call and make an appoint to have it clipped.

If you run out of wax you can buy it at the grocery store, or come in to get more. For rubber bands you need to come see us to get more.

We have latex free options, just let us know at your visit and we’ll make sure you’re safe!

You can use a floss threader or with floss picks made for braces.

With traditional braces you cannot whiten your teeth.

Same as when you don’t have braces -at least twice a day! See our brushing guide for help on how to brush.

Between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on what we’re doing.

The time between appointments is to allow the braces to do their work! Your teeth need time to move.

Any toothpaste that has fluoride. We recommend Plaque HD, which is available in our office.

If you miss an appointment, call us to reschedule as soon as possible. If you miss too often it will take longer for your braces to work.

Clear retainers need to be worn every night. If you have clear aligners though, they need to be worn for 22 hours a day to work properly.

Some people may need a permanent retainer, but everyone should wear clear retainers after braces. If you don’t wear them your teeth may move and won’t look the same.

We recommend having children see us at or before age 7. This way we can watch for tooth crowding, airway problems, or other changes and avoid pulling adult teeth later on.

We recommend having children see us at or before age 7. This way we can watch for tooth crowding, airway problems, or other changes and avoid pulling adult teeth later on.

Braces can go on as early as age 5 if there is a need, but typically between age 7 and 16. However, we do adult braces too. So it’s never too late to get braces.

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