What are the steps involved?
- When you visit your dentist, he or she will perform a thorough evaluation of your dental needs and studiously diagnose your situation, making a determination as to whether NuBrace are indicated.
- As the first step in fitting you with NuBrace, detailed impressions of your teeth will be made. Using sophisticated precision technology your clinician will take impressions of your mouth and assess the best pattern of tooth movement for you. Based on this NuBrace aligner will be fabricated at each stage of your dental treatment based on your doctor’s recommendation for most accurate results.
- At the next visit you’ll receive the first set of upper and lower NuBrace and learn how to snap it into place for optimal effect. Initially you may feel stiffness around the teeth which require movement. As teeth are straightened you will see the fit gradually improve until the NuBrace actually begins to adjust due to the movement of your teeth toward your clinician’s goal of dental alignment.
- This process goes on, essentially, at four-week intervals throughout the course of treatment. When a new NuBrace is introduced, soreness to biting can be experienced in the days immediately following the change of NuBrace due to added pressure at each phase of treatment until treatment is concluded and the teeth have been optimally straightened.
Is NuBrace for everyone?
- No. In some cases traditional wire-and-bracket braces are indicated as the treatment modality of choice. Complex cases may still require conventional braces.
- NuBrace may not be ideal for children in mixed dentition. Please consult your clinician.
How can I know whether or not the NUBRACE® is right for me?
- Normally it is for minor tooth movement to the upper and lower anterior teeth. It’s easy, and in most cases it’s free for the first consultation! Just make an appointment with a NuBrace clinician at your convenience.
- At that visit you will receive a consultation, usually at no charge, and the clinician will let you know whether in his or her professional opinion you are a candidate for NUBRACE®.
What life-style changes would I have to make to wear NUBRACE®? For instance, are there food restrictions or other inconveniences that would impact my daily routine?
- Use of NuBrace to straighten teeth allows more freedom as compared to traditional wire-and-bracket braces. Since NuBrace can easily be taken off and replaced whenever the need arises with no harm, you can retain your active life-style throughout treatment!
- In the absence of metal bands and wires your therapeutic goals can be realized without the necessity of cheek and tongue irritation/laceration, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. If you want to indulge in a chewy snack, just take the NuBrace out and have your treat. Then, after brushing your teeth, you simply put the NuBrace back into place. And the ability to take the NuBrace on and off during treatment has the additional advantage of allowing you to brush and floss normally.
- During the first few days of treatment it is common for speech to be temporarily affected, but it quickly normalizes as you get accustomed to having the NuBrace in place.