Getting your braces put on can be an intimidating experience, but at King Orthodontics, we’ve put together information on what you can expect during your bonding appointment to help put your worries at ease.

What is Bonding?

Bonding is part of the process for placing braces on your teeth. The steps for bonding include:

  • Teeth are thoroughly cleaned with a non-flavored paste.
  • A cheek retractor in the mouth to provide a full view of the teeth and to keep the teeth dry.
  • Teeth are lightly air-dried.
  • A conditioner is placed on the teeth for 30 seconds and then rinsed.
  • The teeth are then dried, and a primer is applied to the teeth.
  • Suction is used to keep the teeth and the mouth dry so the adhesive sticks.
After the teeth are prepared, the bonding cement is applied to the backs of the braces and is then precisely placed on the teeth. Once the braces are placed, excess bonding cement is cleaned off of the teeth, and a light is used to cure the cement. After the adhesive is cured, the wires are put on, and then the orthodontist will put on the ties, which you can customize with a variety of colors.

Want to Learn More About Bonding for Your Braces?

Brea, an Orthodontic Technician at King Orthodontics, describes the process of preparing the teeth for the braces, as well as what you can expect during the bonding process and after your braces have been put on.

If you have any questions on what to expect at your bonding appointment, contact the team at King Orthodontics today for more information!