Answers to your common orthodontic questions.
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How do I schedule an appointment with Marda Loop Braces?
What is an Orthodontist?
What is the right age for braces?
Does my child need braces?
Do braces hurt?
How much does receiving braces cost?
What kind of emergencies are there?
Fortunately, in orthodontics, emergencies are few and far between. While the braces are on, there will always be regular maintenance appointments; however, every now and then, the wires, bands and/or brackets on your braces may become loose or even fall off. If this happens, simply call us so we can walk you thru it and determine if a repair of the brace is needed. If any piece of your appliance comes off be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you, so it can be examined.
What is Phase 1 treatment?
How are braces to be cleaned?
Keeping braces clean requires a consistent approach. Though regular toothbrushes can often get good results, a power/electric toothbrush is often recommended for children to help with the circular brushing that often requires a bit more dexterity. Learning how to floss properly can be key in keeping your gums healthy and less prone to cavities. A oral fluoride rinse is also helpful to make the teeth more resistant to bacterial acids.
We recommend at minimum that you brush your teeth and braces at least three times a day and floss daily to get those areas where your brush cannot reach, which is in between the teeth and near the gumline. Our orthodontic team are experts at teaching you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed and we will even help monitor the brushing level throughout the treatment visits. This team approach allows the parents to be involved to ensure that the brushing/flossing needs are being met at home and at school.