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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Getting Braces? Simple Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Appointment

by Alfredo Moore

You've been looking forward to having your teeth straightened, but now that it's time, you're a little nervous about the procedure. That's normal. Since you've never had it done before, you're not sure what to expect. Here's some information that will help you prepare for your new braces.

Your First Visit

Your first visit with the dentist is going to be busy. The dentist will be examining your teeth, mouth and jaw to see how they fit together. They'll also take X-Rays of your mouth to see how your teeth are growing in. After you've had the examination and your X-Rays, they'll make an impression of your teeth. To do this, they'll place a gooey substance in mouth trays and place the trays in your mouth. You'll bite down on the trays and hold your mouth still for several minutes. When you open your mouth, the mouth trays will contain an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to determine the type of treatment you'll need.

Your Choice of Braces

While you're with the dentist, you'll get to discuss the type of braces you'll be wearing. There are several types of braces available, but your choices will be limited by the type of orthodontic correction you need. Here are three types of braces that your orthodontist may recommend.


Metal braces are the most common types of braces available. They straighten your teeth through a system of metal brackets and wires that are attached directly to your teeth. Rubber bands are attached to the brackets to help pull your teeth into place. You'll get to choose the color of bands you use.

Clear Plastic

Your dentist may recommend that you use clear plastic straightening devices. With this type of braces, your teeth are straightened using removable mouth trays. Because they're clear plastic, most people won't even know you're wearing them.


This type of braces will be attached to the back of your teeth, which means the main brackets and wires won't be visible to most people. If you choose this type of braces, you'll need to be careful because you can cut your tongue on the brackets.

If you're about to get your first set of braces, you might be excited and a little nervous. There's nothing to be nervous about though. Your dentist will explain the entire process to you. Use the information here to help prepare for your braces, and contact a dentist like Michael G Landy DDS with any questions you may have.