Dr. Don Wilson and his staff have been absolutely wonderful! When we first walked into their office for a consultation, my daughter needed a lot of work in order to get her smile in line but Dr Don assured the both of us that they were up for the task and boy did they exceed our expectations! Not only did we leave their office today braces free (removed earlier than planned) but my daughter was so excited and exclaimed that she felt like a whole new person and loved the person looking back in the mirror. I definitely recommend Dr. Don to anyone, everyone there is full of such caring and vibrant personalities and will take such good care of you or your child’s needs!
Dr. Wilson took us aboard about 2 years ago. His method of assessing our family's teeth was thorough and meticulous. When necessary, he made sure that he took X-Rays from different angles in order to get the best prognosis and course of treatment for our 'disorderly' teeth.
Throughout our treatment, we had to come to him many times, without advanced appointment, because we broke certain thread or braces. He and his crew always had time for us.
When we moved 3-hours away and about to go to school outside the US, Dr. Wilson consulted our initial X-Rays and course of treatment, and adjusted his schedule according to our plan! The result of his treatment was FIVE STARS!
Thank you, Dr. Wilson. We will be back...
My experience having adult braces from Dr. Wilson and team was Wonderful and left me with a smile I am proud of. His attention to detail and expertise is hard to find. I would highly recommend him anyone looking for a quality orthodontist that wants it done right the first time. His prices are extremely affordable for the latest technology in dental care. The office is creatively designed and the team is a close nit family that makes you feel welcomed and special every time.
I am a 42 year old woman that had braces when I was younger but my teeth started to shift a few years ago. I had heard that Dr Don was “the best” in Novato so I didn’t bother to check out the competition and went with a complete set of metal braces since I wanted to move things along quickly. I absolutely cannot find fault with anything that their office does. It’s very apparent that they take great strides to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care and attention. I am thrilled with the results and am receiving compliments on my *perfect* teeth daily. I’m so happy that I went to “the best” guy in town. Thank you Dr Don for my big, white, beautiful smile!
I'm never more excited to attend a medical/dentist appointment than when I'm coming to this wonderful office. Every single employee here is incredibly positive, respectful, and great at what they do. Ask them yourself - I sometimes stop by and bug them with the smallest requests or questions just to be in that uplifting and supportive environment. There's a reason they get such consistently positive reviews!
How to Take Care of Common Problems with Braces
Find out what to do with orthodontic issues such as pain, sore teeth, loose braces, broken bands, protruding wires, or other problems with your braces. Many of these issues are common, can be addressed at home by you, and don’t require an emergency visit.
- If you have a pokey wire that is irritating your mouth, cover it with wax or tuck it under the arch wire with a pencil eraser or Q-tip.
- A loose band or bracket can usually be left in place until you can be seen in our office. Call our office during patient hours when you notice a loose band or bracket and we will schedule you to reattach the loose appliance.
- A broken or poking archwire can sometimes be slid back around by grasping the wire at the midline and gently pulling it to one side. Call our office, during patient hours, if you do not feel the problem has been resolved properly.
How to Close the ‘Door’ of a Damon Bracket
Use your finger to gently push the door towards your gum line so that it covers the wire.
How to Replace a Lost Spacer
Separators or spacers are used frequently when you first get braces. They are tiny elastic rings that are placed in between two teeth in order to create space for placing bands around some of the teeth. If a separator comes out within one to two days before your next appointment, there usually will still be enough space to place the band. If it is more than a day or two before your next appointment, you can try to replace the spacer yourself. This video will introduce you to separators and teach you how to replace a spacer if it falls out.
Direct Injuries to the Mouth and Teeth
Following a direct injury to your mouth or teeth, whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, immediately ice the injured area and contact your regular dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth has been displaced, knocked out, or fractured, it is best to contact your dentist first, since we may not have the necessary materials required to treat these injuries. If the braces/appliances we provided are dislodged or displaced, we will need to replace or adjust them as soon as possible, after you have seen your general dentist, depending upon the comfort level of the patient.
Emergencies After Office Hours
If an orthodontic emergency arises where the patient is in pain after hours, please call our office at 415-878-0240. Our voicemail recording will provide details regarding who to contact for further assistance.