It's natural to feel a bit anxious before your orthodontic appointment. After all, you know that you'll be dealing with some pain, discomfort, and adjustments. To ensure that your visit goes as smoothly as possible, there are a few steps you should take before you put on your braces. First and foremost, make sure to visit your family dentist for a cleaning and checkup.
This will help to ensure that your teeth and gums are in good condition before you start orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will also be able to tell you how long before your appointment you should put your braces on. It's also important to keep up with regular dental visits during the course of your treatment. Most orthodontists recommend visiting the dentist at least every six months, or more frequently if necessary.
If you usually take an antibiotic before dental visits, make sure to let your orthodontist know so they can advise you on whether premedication is necessary before your appointment. Additionally, let them know if you have any allergies, particularly any allergies to metals such as nickel.