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Same-Day Starts With Flexible Financing!

You’ve made the decision to go ahead and get braces. Congratulations, your choice will make your smile the brightest and straightest it can be. At Phillips Orthodontics, our board-certified orthodontist offers a free, no-obligation consultation to help determine which type of orthodontic treatment is best for you. If clear braces are preferred, our orthodontist has helpful tips regarding what to do in preparation for your clear braces in Wilmington, NC.

How To Plan Ahead For Clear Braces in Wilmington, NC

  • Be sure to have a proper dental cleaning prior to getting your braces.
  • Plan to ease your mild discomfort with over the counter pain relievers containing naproxen sodium, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen.
  • Prepare for proper oral hygiene while you have your braces.

Our Board-Certified Orthodontist Recommends the Following for Keeping Your Teeth Clean:

  • A fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash – Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and will help remove debris that brushing alone may not reach.
  • A waterpik – An electric or battery-operated toothbrush helps to remove plaque by cleaning behind and between the teeth, brackets, and other hard-to-reach areas.
  • An oral analgesic – This comes in liquid, gel, or paste, and it may help soothe sores inside your mouth while you adjust to your braces.
  • A customized mouthguard – Participating in sports that involve physical contact with other players or a thrown ball could result in facial injury, stitches, veneers, or resetting the braces entirely if hit in the mouth. Since over-the-counter mouthguards typically won’t fit over braces or provide proper protection, our orthodontist will provide you with a custom mouthguard once treatment has started.

Getting clear braces in Wilmington, NC, is nothing to be afraid of – it’s the next step in the process of perfecting your smile. Should you have any questions prior to getting braces, call our office at 910.392.5773 to schedule your free consultation.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Phillips Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office located in Wilmington, NC, by clicking here or by calling 910.392.5773.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Wilmington & Hampstead, NC

"Dr Phillips and his entire staff have made the experience with wearing braces and having them removed, totally flawless! This is a the perfect location for anyone who may need Orthodontics procedures. We couldn't be more pleased with the care and the result!" - Lynn G. lynn g 5 star review
"I enthusiastically recommend Phillips Orthodontics. My daughter just had her braces taken off after two years. Her teeth look beautiful and our experience with Dr. Phillips and his staff was impeccable - they all are very professional, accommodating, and friendly." - Jana Collins jana collins 5 star review
"We are very pleased with Dr. Phillips and his staff. They are very professional and friendly. My son never complains about having his braces adjusted. He is halfway through his treatment and I can already see a huge improvement. We are 60 miles away. The excellent treatment he is receiving is worth the long drive." - Derek King derek king 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Phillips Orthodontics office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Wilmington, NC Office
2606 New Village Way
Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: 910.392.5773

Mon - Thurs:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Our Wilmington, NC Office
2606 New Village Way
Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: 910.392.5773

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