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If you’re about to straighten your smile with braces in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Bryan Brassington and our orthodontic team are excited for you! You deserve to have the smile of your dreams. To help you ease any nerves, we are happy to give you the details of your treatment so you know what to expect.

When you come to our office for your first appointment, your orthodontist will examine your smile and create a treatment plan that will help you reach your smile goals. Then, our team will place the braces on your teeth and even decorate those braces to give them more personality. We will also give you the tips you need to find the comfort you want because the braces might feel odd at first.

Throughout the treatment, you will need to come to our office every 4-6 weeks for adjustment appointments. During these visits, we will tighten the hardware to apply additional pressure on the teeth. This will keep them moving. Your smile might be sore for a couple days, but that is to be expected. It means your smile is shifting. Just stick to a soft-foods diet and take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary.

At the end of your journey, you will come back to our office to get your braces removed. Our team will gently peel the hardware from your smile, deeply clean your teeth, and then create a retainer for you. We will also give you the instructions you need to maintain the smile of your dreams.

Call Richmond Orthodontics today at 804-740-7281 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about the orthodontic journey. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!