Braces in McLean

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How Do Braces Work?

Braces are designed to correct issues like misaligned teeth and bite problems. Dr. Bobby Marzban uses braces to apply steady pressure over time, moving teeth into the right position. This process involves brackets attached to each tooth and connected by wires. Dr. Marzban regularly adjusts these wires, ensuring the teeth move correctly and comfortably.

The Braces Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with an initial consultation at Dr. Bobby Marzban's McLean dental office. Here, he assesses your dental health and discusses if braces are right for you. This includes taking X-rays and making teeth impressions to craft a personalized treatment plan. It's a crucial step to understand your dental needs and set expectations for your braces journey.

Applying the Braces

Next, Dr. Marzban applies the braces. This involves attaching brackets to each tooth, which are then connected with an orthodontic wire. Dr. Marzban ensures that each bracket is precisely placed to achieve the desired tooth movement. This process is typically painless, though you might need a short period to get used to the feel of braces in your mouth.

Regular Adjustments

Over the course of your treatment timeline, you will need to visit Dr. Marzban for regular adjustments. During these appointments, Dr. Marzban tightens or replaces the wires and makes any necessary adjustments to the brackets. These check-ins are vital for progressing the treatment and ensuring the teeth are moving correctly and safely toward their intended positions.


Do Braces Hurt?

While braces don’t usually cause significant pain, some discomfort is normal, especially right after your braces have been placed and during routine adjustments. This discomfort is typically mild and usually only lasts for a few days. Most patients describe it as a feeling of pressure or soreness. If you’re looking for temporary pain relief, talk to Dr. Marzban about taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Keep in mind that as your mouth adjusts to the braces, the discomfort will slowly go away.

How Long Do I Have To Wear Braces?

The timeline ultimately depends on your specific dental needs. On average, treatment can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. Factors such as the complexity of the alignment issues, your age, and your commitment to stick to Dr. Marzban’s instructions can influence the treatment duration. By attending your regular appointments and following Dr. Marzban’s recommendations, you can keep your treatment on track and ensure the best results.

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