Home Care for Braces

Braces should be checked once a week to see if they are loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office so that we can arrange an appointment to have it repaired.

Home Care for Braces

Braces should be checked once a week to see if they are loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office so that we can arrange an appointment to have it repaired.

Home Care for Braces

Braces should be checked once a week to see if they are loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office so that we can arrange an appointment to have it repaired.

Damaged or Malfunctioning Braces

If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office so that we can arrange an appointment to have it repaired.  Please try and explain what has happened and be as specific as possible with the receptionist. If you lose your rubber bands, we can mail you some more or drop by the office and pick them up.

Sore Teeth

It is normal for the teeth to be sore for about 2 or 3 days after the placement of braces. Use Tylenol or Advil to help relieve this discomfort. Some irritation to the cheeks and tongue is also normal, however, if you feel anything sharp poking you or sores start to develop, please call our office.

Elastics

Elastics (rubber bands) are attached to your braces to exert the proper force which in turn creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. For this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn at all times and changed out every day. Not wearing your elastics will only make your treatment longer. Please remember the following:

  • It’s your responsibility to place the elastics on your braces between appointments. Please wear them as instructed. You should only remove them when brushing your teeth, gums and braces after meals. Place them back on immediately.
  • Always carry a few elastics with you. If one breaks you can replace it right away. Call the office and we will mail you an additional supply of elastics if your supply is low.
  • If you forget to insert your elastics one day, don’t double up the next day. Continue on with regular instructions.
  • Elastics will get worn out. Once they lose their elasticity, they will not provide the proper pressure on your teeth and jaws. That’s why it is very important to change them as directed, even when they are not broken.

If your elastics break frequently, a wire or band loosens, or a hook breaks off please call our office immediately. Don’t wait until your next appointment because these problems need to be corrected as soon as possible.

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Very detailed and extremely patient oriented and caring. Makes sure that the patient understands what they are saying, explains to the patient what is going on/what will happen, as well as answers all the patients questions.
Lindsey Retzlaff
23:03 12 May 22
Dr. Nick and Lorraine took such good care of me! The atmosphere was great, Gibbs is adorable, and I will be setting up appointments for my kids soon.
Kristy Vorwerk
14:30 11 May 22
All staff were efficient, knowledgeable, and kind.
Jeanne Csuy
23:58 10 May 22
Love this place, the ladies are all so nice and friendly!
Jason Spivey
23:04 04 May 22
Great experience. Loved Gibbs.
Brian Oelhafen
11:56 03 May 22
Friendly and efficient. Staff provides great services and a fantastic atmosphere
David Nelson
23:27 05 Apr 22
Thank You for all you do for me and my husband, Chris!
Chris Stoffel
20:15 03 Apr 22
Very professional and friendly staff.
Cindy Borland
02:33 30 Mar 22
Wonderful professional staff. Everyone so friendly, I'm very relaxed here, so glad I found this gem of a dental office! I highly recommend!
Jennifer Marek
23:43 21 Mar 22
Very Friendly and Caring Staff
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