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Teeth will move over time with a constant steady pressure. During your customized treatment, regularly scheduled adjustments are made to your teeth as determined by your treatment plan. Our state-of-the-art mechanics cause very little discomfort as they move your teeth.
Here is an example of what you can expect from your overall orthodontic experience at OSGB. Keep in mind that no two patients are alike and every smile is different.
Meet your doctor and treatment coordinator. Undergo a clinical evaluation to determine if it's the right time for diagnostic records. If diagnostic records are recommended, they could consist of any of the following:
Cephalometric Digital Radiograph
A 2D image that allows your orthodontist to study your upper and lower jaws, and the growth of your jaws as it relates to your treatment.
Panoramic Digital Radiograph
A 2D image that allows your orthodontist to study bone structure, roots and eruption progress of your teeth.
i-CAT® CBCT (Cone Beam Computer Assembled Tomography)
This is an advanced, 3D image. The CBCT image data allows us to generate both cephalometric and panoramic images.
Doctors then review the diagnostic records to put together an individualized plan for your next appointment.
SureSmile®: A labial system, which is placed on the outside of teeth.
SureSmile QT: A lingual system, placed on the inside of teeth.
Impressions are taken during your visit
Your follow-up visit two weeks later
BPA-free plastic aligners worn over teeth.
Initially, these need to be worn full time. The numbers of hours you'll need to wear your removable retainer will be reduced over time. If your retainers feel tight, it's probably a sign that you need to wear them more.
Fixed retainers are bonded (glued) to the back of the teeth.