Fitting of orthodontic appliances is not painful and does not require any injections of local anaesthetic. 

In some cases the upper brace will be fitted first followed by the lower a few months later, but in other instances the upper and lower braces are fitted at the same time. 

It takes approximately 30 minutes to fit the upper or lower brace and 1 hour if they are fitted at the same time. 

Once your brace has been fitted we will show you how to brush your teeth and how to take care of your brace. 

We will also provide you with a list of foods that should be avoided while wearing braces and some suggestions of alternative foods.