Spacers and Braces - How It Works by JUOrthodontics


Learn more about getting braces. Information from the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics where you can get Braces and Orthodontic Treatment for up to 30% less than traditional commercial practices.

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                                                           How They Work
                                                           For many patients, spacers are the first
                                                           step in getting fitted for braces. These
                                                           small springs or plastic modules are placed
                                                           between certain teeth to create additional
                                                           space, making the banding process that
                                                           follows more comfortable for you. After a
                           Before Spacers                  few days your teeth will move slightly apart,
                                                           enabling us to slide the metal bands in place
                                                           more easily.

                                                           What To Do
                                                           You can expect the spacers to cause
                                                           temporary soreness that will disappear
                                                           within a few days. Relieve your discomfort
                                                           by rinsing with warm salt water. The more
                                                           you are able to chew normally, the more
                                                           quickly your teeth will begin to feel like they
                           After Spacers                   usually do.

                                            If you lose a spacer...
2800 University Blvd. N.                    If you happen to lose a spacer, it’s important that you call
                                                       as soon as possible so that we can replace it.
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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