Instructions from Curtis Orthodontics

At Curtis Orthodontics, we try to make orthodontics in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho a breeze. But let’s be honest, it’s a big step, right? You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. On the off-chance you have a question we didn’t get to here, feel free to give us a call!

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Biteplane Instructions

A biteplane is a full time wearing appliance, used in fixing your deep overbite. Curtis Orthodontics provides effective therapy and aftercare for your corrected bite. Read on below to learn more about how to properly wear and take care of your biteplane.

Braces University 101

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.

Expander Instructions

We’re so excited to partner with you on your journey to a more beautiful, healthy, and confident smile! Dr. Curtis or Dr. Wilson has likely prescribed a rapid palatal expander to assist in your braces treatment. Please read and follow these dental instructions carefully.

Foods to Avoid

When it comes to protecting your teeth and orthodontia, common sense will usually tell you what foods and beverages to stay away from. For the most part, though, the main categories to avoid include: hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar.

Help with Poking Wire

If you have a wire come out of that back bracket, don't worry there's an easy way to fix it if you can't make it into the office right away. Watch the video below to see how all you need is a pencil with an eraser to push the wire underneath the rubber band hook until you can come in to the office.

How to Floss with Braces

Follow the instructions provided below and in the video for the best results to keep your braces clean.

Orthodontics Separator Instructions

Orthodontic separators are elastic (usually blue or gray) separators or spacers that are placed in between the back teeth so that orthodontists can more easily place an orthodontic band (like a ring on a finger) on a tooth or teeth the following week.

Rubber Band Tutorial

Provided below are instructions and an informational video explaining how to correctly hook up your rubber bands.

Wax Tutorial

The following instructions and video will help you understand how to use wax to help with any discomfort from your braces.

What is a Herbst Appliance?

The Herbst appliance serves a distinct purpose in orthodontics, primarily aimed at correcting overbites and Class II malocclusions. Here's why you might opt for this treatment ...

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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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