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How do I prepare for getting clear braces?

You can prepare for getting clear braces by visiting an orthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the prevention and correction of  irregularities and misalignment of the teeth. The orthodontist will examine and x-ray your teeth and jaw and may create a plastic mold of your mouth to reveal your bite. If your teeth are too crowded, the orthodontist may suggest pulling one or more teeth to make room. Your orthodontist will discuss your treatment plan, the types of clear braces (ceramic or plastic brackets, or clear plastic aligners) and which are best suited for you, and how long you will need to wear them.

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