August 21st, 2017
As most patients will agree – the most exciting part of the orthodontic treatment is finally getting to take the braces off. After all the hard work and commitment toward caring for your braces, your reward is getting to remove the braces and seeing the beautiful smile that your Fulton, Fayetteville, and Syracuse orthodontist crafted for you. Having said that, braces removal is actually a process of its own and we at CFSS Braces are glad to tell you more about it.
The Process of Removing Braces
You’ll be happy to hear that removing a patient’s braces isn’t that difficult at all. While the bond between the tooth and a bracket is strong enough to push a tooth into place during orthodontic treatment, it also allows for a simple removal when it’s time to take them off.
Braces that are bonded directly to the teeth will be removed by slightly deforming the base of the bracket. When the bracket’s base is squeezed, the bond will release and the bracket will come right off. Sometimes when the bracket comes off, the separation will occur at the bracket-glue junction, which leaves adhesive on the tooth’s surface. This isn’t a bad thing though as it basically ensures that the tooth enamel will be undamaged.
After the braces are completely taken off, the adhesive must be removed as well. To do this, we’ll typically use either a slow or high-speed dental handpiece. Although this is what’s used to repair a cavity, there won’t actually be any worries of your tooth structure being removed and you won’t even feel any pain during it either.
While removing the braces and the adhesive may be painless, it’s also possible that your teeth may be sensitive to pressure. During the process, you may feel a bit of temporary discomfort. Your gums may be sensitive and inflamed afterward, but this isn’t anything to worry about; they should be back to normal in mere days.
Visit Your Fulton, Fayetteville, and North Syracuse Orthodontist!
If you’re interested in our Fulton, Fayetteville, and North Syracuse metal braces or Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at (315) 458-0020. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form to schedule a visit with us. We look forward to helping you achieve an even more beautiful smile!