What are braces?
Metal braces have actually been in use since the late 1800s. The technology and practice have evolved over the years, but the basic treatment is more or less the same. Modern braces are more comfortable and efficient than ever before. If you or your child have dental alignment concerns, book online or make an appointment at the Hoover Dental Center for a professional assessment with Dr. Yuen.
How do you apply the braces?
You need to visit the office every four to six weeks so Dr. Yuen can check on the progress of your treatment, as well as tighten and adjust your wires to continue the alignment process. The initial application of your braces takes a couple of hours, but you can expect the follow-up appointments to take only about 20 minutes.
How do I take care of my teeth while wearing braces?
Dr. Yuen and his staff explain the correct techniques for brushing and flossing while wearing your braces so that you can take great care of your teeth while you’re at home. Since you see Dr. Yuen every four to six weeks, he can diagnose and quickly treat any issues that develop, but it is critical that you practice excellent oral hygiene at home while you wear braces.