This is what happens when you get new braces



Before you get your dentist, a dentist’s specialist will carefully examine your teeth and your bite using x-rays, images and prints. Before initiating dental treatment, you will get information about what to do and how long it will take.


Then, when the dentist is to be placed in place, the dentist or an orthodontist assistant sticks fixed plates of either metal or ceramic on the outside or inside of the teeth. This takes about an hour for a jaw.

It does not hurt and you do not need anesthesia. The glued plates can easily be removed when they are ready for it.

Between each plate you attach a metal wire. Longer in the back of the tooth, feathers or rubber cushions are fixed as the specialist can periodically tension to gently pull the teeth in the direction you want.

Feels a bit different at first

In the beginning it can tense something in your teeth and be sore. It may also take a little while before you get used to having a denture in your mouth.

If it scratches on lips or cheeks, you can relieve this with wax in areas where it hurts or call your clinic.

Many also wonder if the voice is affected, but according to research, it is not affected.

Adjusted approximately every six weeks

Controlling the teeth is a very slow process where the teeth move half a millimeter to a two millimeter a month depending on the teeth drip. This means that you go to the specialist approximately every six weeks for adjustment.

For how long?

Dental regulation can take anything from a few months to several years, usually between 1-2 years depending on how unusual the problem is and what wishes you have (how many teeth will be moved and in one or two jaws?)

You will get an estimated assessment of how long you will have the toothbrush.

What is required for a successful result …

For a successful result, perfect dental hygiene requires optimal collaboration with your specialist during treatment.

… and for the result to pass

After a tooth post, you can get a so-called retainer on the back of your teeth for results to keep. This is a thin thread glued to the back of the teeth.

Optimum is that you get a retainer on both the lower jaw and upper jaw. But sometimes it’s hard on the upper jaw.

Which people should get a retainer after a toothpick?

“100 percent of all, even if everyone does not get it today, but it will be more common,” says Frank van Diggelen, specialist in orthodontics.

There are also removable retainers that you sleep with to keep your teeth straight.