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Orthodontic Records

If treatment is recommended, the next scheduled appointment will be for orthodontic records. This 30 minute visit involves a combination of x-rays, dental impressions and digital photographs. Orthodontic records allow Dr. Kuppers to design a treatment
plan specifically for you.


Placement of Braces

The placement of your braces will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Your highly trained Orthodontic Hygienist will assist in the placement of your appliances as prescribed and verified by Dr. Kuppers. She will follow your treatment from beginning to end.


Adjustment Visits

Most of your future orthodontic adjustments will be 8 to 10 weeks apart and will be 15 to 30 minutes in length.


Patient Cooperation

Successful treatment is a cooperative effort. We will work with you, our patients and parents to obtain and ensure a successful result.
The importance of faithfully following directions throughout treatment cannot be over emphasized. For the best results in the shortest time, patients must:


  • keep regularly scheduled appointments
  • practice good oral hygiene
  • wear elastic bands, appliances and retainers as instructed
  • avoid eating foods that could damage your appliances
  • visit your family dentist regularly


Special Visits

An orthodontic emergency exists when you are in discomfort or unable to function due to breakage of the braces or trauma. If you have
a loose bracket, contact our office. We will evaluate the situation and determine the best course of action. If you have any other concerns with your orthodontic appliances call our office, we are here to help.