Didn’t have time to brush your teeth? Don’t worry. We will hand you a temporary toothbrush in the clinic.
What to expect on your first visit
Dr. Piper will take x-rays and photographs of your teeth, and then he will take an impression of your teeth as they are. At the end of the appointment, he will place SEPARATORS on your molars. These make a little space for the bands which are placed on the molars.
A week later
When you come back, Dr. Piper will put on your BRACES. You’ll come back every four to six weeks to adjust the wires and ligatures, which control the movement of your teeth. You’ll get new “O’s” at each adjustment, and you can change the colors every time!
About Dr. Piper
Dr. Piper established his practice of orthodontics in Memphis in 1986. A native Memphian, Dr. Fred Piper graduated with distinction from Rhodes College in 1980. He graduated in 1984 with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he was a member of the Dean’s Society, and completed his orthodontic residency at UT in 1986. An esteemed member of the dental community, Dr. Piper is a member of many leading dental organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and all constituent societies.