2. Your orthodontic treatment
The next step involves discussing and agreeing your bespoke treatment plan with your dentist or orthodontist. The treatment plan is tailored to your needs and includes the series of appointments required, as well as a breakdown of the costs involved.
Braces or aligners are then custom-made to fit your mouth. When they’re ready, you’ll have an appointment to fit them and check they’re comfortable.
As specified in your plan, your dentist or orthodontist will see you every few weeks or months, to track your progress. Depending on the type of brace you have, your dentist or orthodontist may adjust your fixed brace, give you a new set of aligners or adjust the bows on your Inman Aligner.
Towards the end of your journey, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest treatments to boost your new straighter smile. These may include professional teeth whitening or composite bonding which can correct chipped edges or discoloured teeth.
Once your treatment is complete, your clinician will provide you with a retainer to keep your teeth in their new straighter position. They’ll advise when and how long the retainer needs to be worn.