Your Orthodontic Appointments Explained

Orthodontic Appointments

Orthodontic appointments at KCC Orthodontics typically occur every 6-10 weeks. What sets us apart from other orthodontic offices is that Dr. G will see you at every regular appointment.

These regular orthodontic appointments allow Dr. Gutierrez to monitor your progression. He will make adjustments to your treatment as necessary. A typical treatment lasts one to two years and change may occur during that time.

Most of our adjustment appointments are 30-minute appointments. These appointments look different, depending on braces or Invisalign treatment.

For a braces patient, appointments may include:

  • Removing or changing your wire
  • Changing out the cheerios (colored bands)
  • Time for you to brush or floss without the wire in
  • Updating the progression of your treatment
  • Recommending a new part of treatment, like elastic wear
  • Bonding (putting on) new brackets
  • Repositioning brackets to work in a different way

Your wire may start poking the back of your cheek a couple of days after your appointment. It means your teeth are moving, as they should be! You can watch our video on how to clip the wire at home. Another option is to call our office to schedule a quick appointment for us to clip it for you!

For an Invisalign patient, appointments may include:

  • Monitoring your progression
  • Giving you your next set of trays
  • Recommending elastic wear

Invisalign and braces patients, you may experience slight discomfort following an appointment. You will experience this as your teeth and bite move. This discomfort will go away within a few days. We recommend eating softer foods during this time. We also recommend pain relievers (like Advil) that you can get over-the-counter. Usually, your discomfort level will ease up as your treatment progresses.

Additionally, we will give you instructions on oral care between appointments. This is so important and we need you to do your part! When your oral hygiene is poor, it can extend your treatment time. It can also cause damage or leave stains on your teeth.

Every KCC Orthodontics patient becomes part of the KCC family! As a part of the family, you will receive a KCC T-shirt. We recommend wearing it anytime you want, but especially to your appointments! You might win a contest because you wore your shirt that day!

If you have a question about your orthodontic appointments, give us a call. It is a goal of ours to make transforming your smile an easy decision! We schedule complimentary consultations every week, including early morning and late afternoon appointments. Our team looks forward to meeting you!

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Hey there! 👋 Meet our Treatment Coordinators, Nessa, Amy, and Kristy!

As a Treatment Coordinator or TC, these ladies' role is to meet with each one of our new patients!

You can expect them to listen to your needs and desires and then relay them to Dr. Gutierrez.

They’ll gather notes from Dr. G as he determines the correct treatment plan. 📝 Then explain all the ortho terms to you in a way you can better understand!

Our Treatment Coordinators will put together estimated fees based on your unique treatment plan and go over them with you.

Before ending your appointment, you’ll have time to ask questions or express any additional concerns.

At that time you can go ahead and schedule 🗓 if you’re ready to do so!

All of our consultations are complimentary (free of charge!). We can’t wait to meet you!

To schedule a consultation, fill out the request form on our website, (🔗link in bio!). Feel free to also contact us via phone! 📞 281-392-0888.

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Our team is often greeted each morning by Dr. G, asking how we are doing, about our weekend or events in our lives. There is no doubt that we are a TEAM here at KCC Orthodontics. 🫶 ...

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We recently hosted a Katy, Texas Trivia contest in our office. Jess & Jeysse had a blast going around town, taking photos of our beloved Katy town.

They captured this photo at Katy Heritage Park.

If you are curious about the answers to our Katy Trivia contest, here they are! ⬇️
🔹The MKT Train, “The Katy”, last operated in 1988
🔹There are 6 water towers in the City of Katy
🔹The Katy, Texas Buc-ee’s carwash is 255 ft long
🔹LaCenterra is 16 years old
🔹Katy ClearChoice Orthodontics was born in 1999
🔹The Katy American Little League baseball fields are at Katy Park
🔹The Katy Dog Park is located on Franz Rd
🔹Katy Mills Mall opened in 1999
🔹Katy City Hall is located on Avenue C
🔹Mary Jo Peckham Park covers 32 acres

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Making smiles happen is our goal and we know that comes by more than just straightening teeth. 💙 We hope when you visit KCC Orthodontics, you experience FUN and laughter. We hope you find that your appointments are streamlined and there is a sense of peace when you step into our office.

To schedule your next appointment, please call our office (281) 392-0888. We look forward to seeing you!

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Hello! My name is Dr. Jorge Gutierrez. I have the pleasure of being the primary doctor at KCC Orthodontics. It is an honor getting to serve Houston, Katy, and the surrounding communities!

I hope to bring smiles to the people of our community and be a light to their lives. It's about more than straightening teeth for me.

If we’ve met, thank you for your trust in us! If we haven’t, I hope that we get to meet soon. To request a free consultation, please message us or call us at (281) 392-0888 so our team can assist you in scheduling.

Have a blessed day & KEEP SMILING! 😃

-Dr. G

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It’s worth watching until the end… We hope this makes you laugh as much as we did!!

Keep smiling KCC fam!!💙
#katytx #katyorthodontics

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The school dance teams have nothing on KCC Ortho’s dance team. 😜😂💃
#kccorthodontics #katytx #dance

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Whether you’re a patient of ours or simply enjoy following us on social (maybe a future patient 😉), we hope you always remember to SMILE.

To request a free consultation, please complete the form on our website: 🔗

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This magical wand has advanced our office quite a bit and we LOVE it! All retainers are now digitally scanned. 🔹 Additionally, we use this iTero scanner to scan our patients for their Invisalign and LightForce treatment.

Both of these treatments are designed specifically and uniquely for YOU!

Call us and let’s chat about how our digital scanner can benefit your orthodontic treatment! (281) 392-0888

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Sierra, it was a pleasure treating you! Thank you for trusting us and for committing to us throughout your treatment. 😃 We appreciate you!

To read more of our testimonials, please visit our website 🔗 🔹You may also share your own experience here too!

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Kevin, thank you for sharing this testimonial! We are honored to hear about your experience. 💙 ...

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We may be biased about being the best but…

Our many wonderful patients here at KCC Ortho would agree! See what they said ➡️ 🔗


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Have a blessed weekend, KCC Fam! 🤩 - from Sara and Annie ...

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