adult woman after her same day braces appointment

What’s the Appointment Process for Same Day Braces?

Are you considering braces or Invisalign treatment but just not sure if it’s worth it? Or maybe you feel like you just don’t have the time to commit to your treatment? Hey, we get it! Between your kid’s schedule, your spouse’s schedule, and your schedule, you’ve got a lot on your plate! 

At Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics, we value your time and want to help bring the smile of your dreams to life! That’s why we offer same day braces near you.

With us, you can get braces on your very first visit! Other orthodontists require you to go through a few orthodontist appointment stages to finally get your braces placed. Our braces appointment process is tailored around you and your smile needs. 

Our Same Day Braces Appointment Process

Before we dive in, there are a few requirements you’ll have to meet to be a candidate for same day braces! Here’s what you can do to prepare:

• Received a dental cleaning within 6 months of your orthodontic appointment 

• Not need any fillings/restorations prior to starting orthodontic treatment

Request Your Complimentary Exam

The first step to getting your same day braces is to request your appointment online or call our office. One of our friendly team members will contact you, collect any necessary information, verify your insurance, and get your appointment scheduled! Easy peasy, and less paperwork for you to fill out at our St. Pete or Seminole office.  

We also offer virtual consultations so you can get an estimate of your personalized treatment plan at the snap of a couple of pics. 

At Your Orthodontic Consultation

During your first visit with us, you’ll meet with one of our knowledgeable treatment coordinators, have digital x-rays taken, and receive a quick scan with our iTero digital scanner. We can show you a simulation of your treatment results before you even begin treatment!

We’ll also take a few diagnostic photos of your face, mouth, and smile. This helps us build a comprehensive profile for your treatment— plus it’s neat to see these pictures after your smile transformation.

Dr. Hurst or Dr. Insoft will then perform an exam of your teeth and jaws, discuss any questions or concerns, and go over your personalized treatment plan. Once you decide on the type of braces you’d like, we can start placing your braces!

Your exam and a one-on-one with our experienced orthodontists are all included in your complimentary orthodontic exam, which means your braces consultation cost is zero! 

If you choose Invisalign clear aligners for your treatment, we can take your scans in about 10-15 minutes.  As an Invisalign Diamond Plus provider, the wait to start your Invisalign treatment isn’t long at all! Once your set of custom, invisible aligners comes in, your beautiful smile will start coming to life.

Same Day Braces Placement

Annnnnd now for the moment you’ve been waiting for! During this orthodontic appointment stage, your new braces will be placed— this typically takes up to an hour:

1.Our orthodontic assistants will give your teeth a quick clean to prevent any bacteria from being trapped between your teeth and new braces. 

2.Dr. Insoft or Dr. Hurst will attach your choice of metal, clear, or gold brackets to each tooth using dental bonding. 

3.Your archwire will be threaded through your brackets. 

4.This wire will then be secured to each bracket using colored or clear ties! You can showcase your creativity or personality by choosing from a wide variety of colors! Unless you have chosen the tie-less system known as the “Damon” system.  This bracket has an attached clip that closes over the wire to hold it in place. No colors necessary! 

The biggest benefit of same day braces is saving time! Getting your braces the same day as your consultation requires only one day of your time, which means less time until you’re enjoying your new smile. The entire same day braces appointment process takes about 1 to 2 hours.

Life with Same Day Braces

During the first two weeks of wearing your new braces, some tenderness and discomfort is normal. While your mouth adjusts to your new appliances, we recommend doing warm salt water rinses, using orthodontic wax on the irritating areas of your brackets, and eating braces-friendly foods. You can also take over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen like Tylenol or Advil as needed. 

Our experienced orthodontists will go over care and maintenance of your new braces after your braces placement. The most important part of braces care is to have a good oral hygiene routine. Keeping your appliances and teeth clean also helps prevent discomfort and cavities.  

1.Gently brush your teeth, gums, and around your braces 3-4 times a day. Make sure to use an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush to keep your smile happy and healthy. 

2.Use a waterpik flosser— this makes flossing around your new braces easy and keeps them free of plaque! The best time to floss is right before bed. 

3.Use an antimicrobial mouthwash once a day in between brushings.

4.Stick to a healthy diet. Healthy foods give your teeth and gums the nutrients they need to fight off cavities. 

Still have questions about our same day braces appointment process?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! Our orthodontists are some of the most experienced in the area. We’re here to guide you and your child through your treatment process, from your very first visit to your last appointment. 

If you’re looking for a top orthodontist in St Petersburg, or Seminole, we’d love to meet you! Request a complimentary exam for you or your child today.