Your "braces on" appointment takes about an hour. We recommend eating beforehand as you will have to wait for the cement to set after your braces are placed. The orthodontist and dental auxiliary will gently clean your teeth, remove your separators and place your appliances. This is a painless procedure and every step is explained as we go.
While it is painless to have your braces placed; it is common to feel some initial discomfort 24-48 hours after your banding appointment or the wire is changed. The process of bone remodeling relies on inflammation, and so it can be a little sore. It is Nature's sign that the teeth are moving. Your normal pain reliever can be used to help, if ok with your parents.
Brackets and wires will initially feel rough until your mouth gets used to the new appliances. A small number of patients may get ulcers. Our team of dental assistants will show you how to use orthodontic wax to cover any rough areas.
We really appreciate you being on time for your appointment. We aim to run on time to keep the practice running smoothly. Occasionally, we may run late to fit in emergency appointments.
Your regular appointments will be scheduled every 6-10 weeks and are short. Longer appointments are needed for the initial consultation; when the braces are placed or when appliances are removed.
Our reception staff will try to give you an appointment that best suits your needs, however, as most of our patients are school age we usually cannot schedule all appointments after school time.
Orthodontists concentrate on moving teeth and we don't necessarily look for or see dental decay. It is important that you have regular check-ups with your general dentist every six months even during orthodontic treatment.
Revised: 1 October 2020
Choose our specialist orthodontists to expertly care for your individual smile.
128 Nixon St
Shepparton Vic 3630 AU
Goulburn Valley Orthodontics is located in Shepparton and specilises in orthodontic treatment for a beautiful smile - Family orientated
Dr Rob Mayne
Dr Ros Mayne
Dr Adam Chen