The installation process causes a lot of worry in people’s minds when they are getting braces. This article will erase your concerns around the installation process.
When your brackets are being installed, the process itself usually takes 1-2 hours. Sometimes it might be less other times more, depending on the state of your teeth.
Why 1-2 Hours?
The reason it takes 1-2 hours to install the entire orthodontic system is because your orthodontist has specific steps that they need go through to make sure that the entire system is working properly. He/She needs to properly place the brackets in their most optimal position so that you get the fastest result. It’s not simply putting the bracket on in the middle of your teeth.
Your brackets need to be in their perfect position in order for the archwire to be able to straighten your teeth easily. The archwire is what moves your teeth to their perfect position. If the brackets aren’t placed in their optimal positions, the teeth will move, but it will take longer to move them to their perfect position as well as your orthodontist will have to make more adjustment to get the desired result.
When you first go to the orthodontist and sit in the chair, they will do a very quick clean up before they place the brackets on. Then your orthodontist’s help team will begin to glue each bracket onto each tooth. This might not be as quick as you expect because they might place and remove the bracket several times. This is a good sign because it means that they are striving to place it in the perfect position. This will help you a great deal later on down the road.
With recent orthodontic advancements, placing braces on is beginning to require less time than before. Additionally, the experience of your orthodontist means that they will be placing the brackets on much quicker than usual. If your case and teeth are not too complicated, and they’re just a bit crowded it won’t take too long to place the braces on. On average most people get their braces placed within an hour.