Mobile Orthodontics in Prosper & Melissa
On-Site Dental Care for Students
At Bietsch Orthodontics, we are passionate about creating lasting and gorgeous smiles. We try to remain as accessible as possible to ensure your child is getting the oral care they need. That is why we are proud to be one of the very few practices in the Prosper & Melissa areas to offer an on-site mobile orthodontics service at local schools. The “Braces Bus” will come directly to your child's school every 6-8 weeks for brace adjustments and other related services. This reduces the amount of time students miss class for their appointments by up to 1-2 hours with our safe, easy, and self-contained mobile orthodontics office. This unique service allows students to receive state-of-the-art orthodontic care from our professional team without ever needing to eat up a day of personal leave for working parents.
Braces Bus – How It Works
To use our mobile orthodontic services, contact our staff and we'll help you schedule your child for a Braces Bus appointment. If your child’s school is not in one of the areas we service, we will let you know of our other mobile options. When we arrive to the school, your child will be escorted from class to receive their treatment. Students can expect to be away from class for only 20 minutes. When we are finished with treatment, we'll email you a detailed video progress report and call you the same day to schedule your child's next appointment.
What Are the Benefits?
- Students don’t fall behind in classwork
- Parents save time, gas, and money
- Braces are usually taken off on time or even sooner than expected
- Service is absolutely FREE
- Parents no longer have to interrupt their day to bring their child to the orthodontist
- Patient's treatment stays on track by not missing appointments, therefore getting their braces off on time or even sooner than expected
Call our team at (972) 934-6222 if you have any questions regarding our Prosper & Melissa mobile orthodontics services – we’ll be happy to help!
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If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?You should continue with regular dental visits and cleanings every 6 months. Some patients will need to increase the number of times they receive professional cleanings to every 3-4 months to help maintain good gum health since it is slightly more difficult to keep teeth and gums clean with braces.
Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn't able to reach. Electric toothbrushes, such as Sonicare, and waterpicks are excellent and help to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Do Braces Hurt?You will feel soreness with your new braces due to the small amount of discomfort as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces. It generally a few days depending on the patient.
Do I need retainers?Teeth are moving throughout life regardless if you have had braces or not due to the extraordinary amount of pressure we put on our teeth. Therefore, retainers are vital to maintaining the position of your teeth after braces are removed and beyond. It is recommended to wear them all the time once braces are removed and eventually, you can wear them just at night once instructed.
If I break part of my braces or have an emergency, what should I do?Rarely do true orthodontic emergencies occur, however when they do we are here to make sure they are taken care of for you. Call our office and we make arrangements to see you and make you comfortable.
There are some things that can be done to make your braces feel better until we see you.
Broken/loose bracket: Remove the bracket if possible place it into a bag and bring it with you to your next appointment.
Pokey wire: Use wax to stick on the area until we see you. If the wire has moved to one side or has come out of the bracket in the back, use needle-nose pliers to put the wire back in back bracket or shift it back to the other side. If that does not work cut the wire with fingernail cutters or wire cutters and pull the wire out to make yourself comfortable.
After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.
How long does an average patient wear braces?Every treatment plan is different and everyone’s teeth move a little differently, however, most treatment times are from 15-24 months.
What foods can I not eat?A simple rule to follow is to avoid anything that is hard, sticky, or chewy. These foods can cause damage to the braces and can cause treatment time to be extended. Examples of foods to avoid are candy, popcorn, a hard pizza crust, ribs on the bone, and gum.
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?Braces will not interfere with any school activities, however, there is an adjustment period of getting used to them when playing an instrument and singing. When playing most sports, a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces is recommended and will not prevent you from participating.
What is a "Two-Phase" Orthodontic Treatment?
This refers to two separate times when a child receives orthodontic treatment
The first phase of treatment is done when the child still has baby teeth and the focus is on bone changes, growth modification, and tooth guidance. This generally includes orthodontic appliances and may or may not include braces on the permanent teeth. The advantages of doing phase I treatment include:
• influence jaw growth in a positive manner
• improve the width of the dental arches
• reduce the need to extract permanent teeth
• reduce or eliminate the need for jaw surgery
• lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
• correct harmful oral habits
• improve esthetics and self-esteem
• simplify and shorten treatment time for definitive orthodontic treatment (phase II)
• increase stability of final treatment results
• reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
• improve speech development
• improve the position of the first molars
• guide permanent teeth into more favorable positions
• improve lip competence
• preserve or gain space for erupting teeth
• improve compliance before the busy teenage years
The second phase of treatment is started when the child has most or all of their permanent teeth. This entails moving all the teeth either with braces or aligners and sometimes includes appliances.
What's the best age to visit the Orthodontist?
Just about everyone can benefit from orthodontic treatment at some point in their life. There is no wrong age to see an orthodontist to be evaluated to improve the look and feel of your smile or improve your bite.
The American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist by the age of seven to be sure that the teeth and bones are developing properly.