You are one step closer to achieving the smile you have always wanted! After your initial consultation, the next step is to scan your teeth. It only take few minutes and can usually be done immediately following your consultation if you wish. The scan is used to create a digital image of your teeth, or to fabricate the set-up for your custom braces.
Before braces are placed, patients must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning.
At the next appointment your braces will be placed or you will be fitted with your first set of aligners. We will then review oral and appliance care instructions with you. This appointment generally takes 90 minutes.
Your appointments will be schedule about every four to eight weeks, and they are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth.
We will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When appointments are made you will receive and SMS reminder a day prior to your appointment.
We understand that “life happens”! If you are running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
Orthodontic treatment may last from 18 to 36 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist every six months during your orthodontic treatment, for dental cleaning and routine dental check-ups. If extra dental care is required, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.
When you are ready to schedule your first appointment, contact us and our friendly staff will assist you. We are looking forward to working with you to create a beautiful life-long smile.