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Are you about to align your smile and begin your orthodontic journey? If so, good for you! Dr. Jensen and our orthodontic team are thrilled to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. To help you know a little more about orthodontics, we would be happy to share the steps involved in the orthodontic process.

First, you will come to Jensen Orthodontic Arts for your initial consultation. At this appointment, your orthodontist will examine the smile and determine the right treatment for you. Then, he will create a treatment plan that will explain the goals and steps of your journey. Next, our team will place the braces onto your smile. This will involve cementing metal brackets to the front surfaces of your teeth, personalizing those brackets, and adding a strong metal wire.

Throughout your alignment process, you’ll need to come back to our office for adjustments. This will be needed about every 4-6 weeks, depending on your smile situation. During these appointments, our orthodontic team will adjust the braces to add more pressure to the teeth. This might make your chompers sore, but that’s normal. Just stick to a soft-foods diet and take over-the-counter medication if necessary.

At the end of your journey, you will come to our office to remove your braces. First, we will loosen the cement and pull the hardware off your smile. Then, we will deeply clean the teeth and create a retainer for your smile. Finally, we will take X-rays to ensure the healthy position of your teeth. This will also give us a chance to see the status of your wisdom teeth. Then, we will send you on your way.

Do you have questions about the orthodontic process in McKinney, Texas? If so, call Jensen Orthodontic Arts at 214-842-8106 when you can. Our dental team will be more than happy to answer your questions and give you the information you’re looking for!