Frank R. Helm, DMD, MSD
Orthodontics for Children & Adults
Scheduling time (approx.):
Initial Exam: 45 min.
Study Model Impressions:
can be made at time of initial exam or...
scheduled 1 week before a coordinated banding appt.
Adjustment: 15 min.
Arch wire change:
Teeth Cleaning: wire removal 15 min., replacement 15 min.
Emergencies: call the office
Separator falls out
Band/bracket is unattached to wire
Headgear is bent ...
Soreness - salt water rinses and/or Tylenol/Ibuprofen.
Loose band/bracket -if attached to wire, leave it. if not, zip lock it and bring the piece with you your new appt.
Loose wire - use tweezers to return in place or clip short with nail clippers
Poking wire - depress with a spoon/eraser or clip with nail clippers
Lost tie - for only one, wait to let us know at your next appt., more than 1 call us