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

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MarkDaShark99
00:01 29 Dec 22
I've never felt more comfortable at a dentist's office!The staff is incredible. Very friendly people. Dr. Sara really cares about her patients. And the fact that she treats TMD is beyond amazing for me.Highly recommend.
Sherry Westeen
17:04 27 Dec 22
Everyone is so friendly and professional. And Gibbs is the nicest dog I know.
Ceil Jandre
02:22 23 Dec 22
Dr. Sara, Sara, Molly and Gibbs are a great team! I highly recommend them! Great experience!
T.C. Motzkus
02:46 16 Dec 22
Very knowledgeable and patient.
Tanya Beine
02:48 09 Dec 22
Very professional and compassionate care and DDS service. Thank you.
Lynda Reetz
14:00 01 Dec 22
Great staff and awesome dentists. Highly recommend Kewaskum Family Dentistry! 😁
Varyl Prescott
02:25 19 Nov 22
Great service. Friendly staff.
Jim Gilmour
17:59 18 Nov 22
Dr. Sara always has a smile on her face. Getting my teeth cleaned every six months is a breeze. The women who greet you are always friendly. I don't mind traveling an hour to Kewaskum Family Dentistry to see them.
Connie Corrao
00:11 10 Nov 22
First visit today. I was pleased with care and friendliness.
Cynthia Dallman
23:04 24 Oct 22
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