Braces University 101

You’ve got braces … and we’re excited to help you throughout this smile journey!

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Here’s a few tips to help you throughout the process.

Here’s a few tips to help you throughout the process. First, take the time to do a quick exam of your braces each and every day. It’s easiest to do it right after you brush your teeth. You will just want to make sure the latches (doors) on the brackets are closed and that each one is bonded securely to your teeth. They are pretty high-tech little brackets and right now all that extra hardware in your mouth may feel a bit awkward. Don’t worry. Soon enough it will all become second nature and you’ll almost forget they are there. The great part about that is even though you forget about them, they’ll never forget about you and will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you achieve an amazing smile!

We want you to know all about your braces, how to take care of them properly, how to clean them, what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. We’ve created this short video that will guide you through the process, step-by-step. If you have concerns during your treatment, just refer to our What to Do in an Orthodontic Emergency article. This page will be your “how to” guide during this smile journey. And if you ever have any additional questions or find yourself feeling a lot of discomfort, please feel free to give us a call! We are here to help!

How It Works

1. Getting to Know You

We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision and your first visit to our office is the first step. 

Since no two patients are the same, your first visit is aimed at getting an understanding of your oral health and teeth positioning. We will review your medical history and conduct a thorough exam, with X-Rays, to get a comprehensive look at your mouth. 

2. Custom Treatment Plan

We create completely customized treatment for each patient to ensure you reach your full smile potential! If you are a good candidate for braces, our team can help you get started with our Same-Day braces program! Not only do we save our patients money, we save you time!

At Curtis Orthodontics, we want to help you get the smile you love with treatment as comfortable and convenient as possible.

3. Your New Smile

At Curtis Orthodontics, we make you our top priority! We create beautiful, confident smiles for all ages by offering advanced orthodontic care that’s designed to deliver the ideal treatment experience and results to ensure you achieve your best smile!

FAQs About Teens

Braces or Invisalign don’t “hurt,” but for the first couple days you may feel some slight discomfort. When there is soreness, Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) can help ease the discomfort.

Absolutely. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to return to your normal daily life.

Unfortunately, no. Orthodontic issues, such as spacing and malocclusions, tend to worsen with age. It’s important to be examined as early as possible, to ensure these problems are corrected sooner rather than later.

We do our best to schedule you for the most convenient times based on your busy schedule, but cannot make any guarantees. However, most appointments are scheduled 4-10 weeks apart, so you or your child will miss minimal work/school time.

Of course! We do recommend that you use a mouthguard to protect your mouth during treatment.

What are you waiting for?

Feel Confident in Your New Smile

If you are ready to take control of your smile, then you are ready to see our orthodontists in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. If you want to eat, speak, feel and look better, then it’s time to start thinking differently about your teeth. Your “Curtis Smile” is waiting for you at Curtis Orthodontics!
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