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Are you about to begin the orthodontic journey toward the smile of your dreams? If so, good for you! To help you better understand the orthodontic process, Dr. Aaron Miyai and our orthodontic team are happy to explain the steps involved in your journey.

You will first come to Hawaii Smile Designs for your initial consultation. Here Dr. Aaron Miyai will examine your smile and determine the treatment that is right for you. Then, he will map out a plan that will explain how your smile will adjust throughout time. Finally, our team will gently place the braces on your smile. This will involve steps like cementing metal brackets to the surfaces of your teeth, decorating those bands, and connecting them with a wire.

Throughout your journey, you will need to come to our office for adjustment appointments. This should be every 4-6 weeks, depending on the condition of your smile. During these appointments, Dr. Aaron Miyai will replace your wire with a newer, thicker wire, or will apply more pressure to the wire you already have. Doing these things adds pressure to your teeth and encourages them to keep moving.

At the end of your journey, you will come into our office to get your braces removed. This will involve our team loosening the orthodontic cement, removing the appliance, and thoroughly cleaning the teeth. We will also create a retainer just for you. If necessary, your orthodontist will take more X-rays to examine your smile one last time.

If you have any questions about the orthodontic process in Kihei, Hawaii, please call Hawaii Smile Designs at (808) 874-9229 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to give you the information you’re looking for!